NAIAS 2013: Alfa Romeo Makes Triumphant Return To The US Wth AWD Hybrid, Ignored By Everyone
January 15th, 2013 3:04 PM Share
This is an Alfa Romeo 166. No, really. This car, called the Trumpchi, is owned by Chinese automaker GAC, and uses an Alfa platform. Apparently it’s a 4WD Hybrid as well. It looks utterly generic and about a decade behind the rest of the competizione…err, competition.
Published January 15th, 2013 3:04 PM
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Somehow just looking at this makes me depressed.
Who wrote this and how do they still have a job? 1) Where in the article does the information reflect the title? Why not title it "American GDP as discussed by baseball legend Chipper Jones" It would have had the same relevance. Of course it probably should have been "Here's a picture of an asian car!" That would have been accurate to the content. The exclamation point is so that your readers have something to comment about. 2) Why did the author pressume that a current model Asian market car could reflect a future model North American market car from a European company? 3) There's so little information about the car, about Alfa's US market plans, about anything, that this whole article could have been the caption of the picture. At least then, the author would have been forced to actually write something.
Here's an article from Tycho, a Dutch auto enthusist living in Beijing: Apparently, the old Fiat Twinspark is available on lesser non-hybrid models: http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/12/12/guangzhou-auto-trumpchi-ga5-launched-on-the-china-car-market/
Fiat doesnt have twin spark, Alfa does