Alfa Romeo Sedan Entering Showrooms Next June

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Right now, the only Alfa Romeo anyone in the United States can buy is the 4C, a model one of our B&B recently talked about in their ownership AMA. By next June, though, a sedan could be on the showroom floor, as well.

Automotive News Europe reports the sedan — codenamed 952 — will be the successor to the 159, and will be positioned between the BMW 3 and 5 series. As for the name, it was to have been dubbed the Giulia when it was expected to go on sale this year, but will have a new name instead.

The new sedan is part of eight models set to help build up Alfa Romeo’s portfolio by 2018, leading field that will include a midsize SUV and a large flagship sedan. The portfolio expansion is part of an overall plan to boost the brand’s sales, with a goal of 400,000 sold annually by 2018, and a jump from nil to 150,000/year in the North American market in the same period.

As for the 4C, the first few U.S.-bound models will sell for $70,000 once they leave the container dock, while the $55,000 base model will follow later. Those cars will head for 84 Fiat and Maserati dealers in the U.S. and Canada, a number that will expand to 200 by the end of 2015.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Akatsuki Akatsuki on Nov 27, 2014

    SM will never admit it, but they will need a 10-year bumper to bumper warranty, free service for 4+ years included in the sale.

  • Mr. Orange Mr. Orange on Nov 27, 2014

    I can't wait.

  • Indi500fan Indi500fan on Nov 27, 2014

    Are they going to sell these at the mall, like the Fiats? (smart guys: minimal capital investment, quick painless exit if brand fails)

  • Arthur Dailey Arthur Dailey on Nov 28, 2014

    The Giulia? Sorry, my pronunciation may be incorrect but it immediately reminds me of Adam Sandler's Wedding Singer. Would those who buy one of these then name it Julia?