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news on the all-new ALFA ROMEO sedans, coupes and sports CUVs coming very soon

Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by prabhjot, May 14, 2015.

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    After the splendid, very characterful and unique 4C, which is for now the brand's halo model, FCA is readying itself for the big REVEAL of the first of what Marchionne has repeatedly said will be 8 all-new models through 2018: 2 sedans, another 2 sports coupes, 2 sports CUVs, a large hatch and sportswagon too.

    The promise he and Harald wester the brand's ceo (also of Maserati) have made repeatedly recently:

    The new Alfa-s will have 50-50 weight distribution, will be light, very fast, with cutting edge internal combustion engine technology and have (mild) electric hybrids too. And the radical yet svelte Italian design for which Alfa in particular is so famous historically (including the relatively recent Brera and 159, the 8C and 4C).

    There is a super secret 'skunk works' full of FCA engineers from the US as well as Italy (and am sure the odd Indians) working under Ferrari managers, but with (a) big budgets (b) a mandate to be radically innovative and (c) with absolute autonomy from the FCA corporate management. Or so they're branding the whole r&d effort behind these new cars.

    Things are so far on schedule for a reveal of the first a 3-series/c-class sized (or slightly bigger) sedan in late June this year itself, at the Milan Expo.

    In preparation FCA has revamped and reopened the famous old Alfa Romeo museum, as also built a new HQ-showroom at Arese, and rebuilt the original Alfa test track. On schedule, albeit rather secretly.

    http://www.autoedizione.com/alfa-romeo-showroom-arese-already-finished/
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    http://www.allpar.com/forums/threads/alfa-romeo-d-suv-spy-shots.160747/

    FCA is really amping up the all-new car/suv + engines development effort, even for the European brands, rather than just the American ones. Linea-replacement, Bravo hatch-replacement, Alfa sedan (compact), and now this, a mule of the alfa mid-size sports SUV due out in 2016.

    The accent is shifting more evenly between America and esp Jeep, and Europe.

    Why? Because Europe has been in recession until recently, while the American car market's been booming. Also, Jeep has been the ultra-successful (so far) instrument for new, conquest global higher-margin export sales outside the US, esp to China, the Middle East and Australia. Jeep's getting/has already got new plants outside the US, including in/within a year and a half: China and India.

    Also, now that the merger is complete (in accounting terms), profits and revenues are on a firm footing, as is the share price (up more than the vast majority of other car firms): FCA is moving via Alfa Romeo into the booming, high-margin, high-potential luxury-car market (below ultra-cars like Maserati or Ferrari) dominated utterly by the 3 German firms. This is a 'white space area', where FCA is missing, other than for a couple of big Jeep models.

    Meanwhile Marchionne has got huge financial concessions from the Italian trade unions, the Italian government, has rebuilt/is currently rebuilding several plants in Italy into bleeding-edge highly automated ones (with in house robots and production systems from Comau) to ready for the new Alfa launches (one or two all-new cars every year through to 2018), just like the Melfi one where the 500X and the Jeep Renegade are built.

    Even higher end, since chances are the new Alfa-s will make heavy use of composite materials, as exemplified by the ultra-light-yet-strong 4C.

    Also, it is being presumed by most insider-experts in the US that most or all of the r&d for the new Alfa-s (new rwd d-segment platform, and new highend engines+hybrids) will be shared with the other brands, especially Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler, and thus have their cost amortized over that many greater volume of car sales.

    FCA under Marchionne has been ultra-efficient and disciplined with capital spending over the last 5 years, in order to complete the merger and cope with the European recession.

    But, is now placing big, smart yet still safe-enough bets on new high-quality, high-margin, 'premium' all-new products: the new Alfa Romeo-s, to go with the new Jeeps.

    And of course, even the relatively new-product-starved 'Fiat' brand meant for smaller, mass market cars, is getting more new products, and not just charismatic 500-type ones, as we in India will hopefully see in end 2016 and 2017, as per their avowed plan (if it can be trusted). New Avventura, new Punto and new Grand Sienna.
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    http://www.allpar.com/forums/threads/alfa-romeo-circuit-in-arese-has-reopened.160973/

    The for-exclusive use by Alfa Romeo owners circuit outside Milan has just been redone and is now open again.

    The famous Alfa museum in Arese is opening later this month.

    The buildup to the first showing of first of the all-new Alfa-s (in late June) is on track.

    Milan is currently holding the Universal Expo, where millions will come to see literally millions of engineering, design and scientific products from everywhere on the planet, from 'everyone' of the planet.

    FCA is a major sponsor of the Expo, and it is where the new Alfa sporty d-sedan will be shown and apparently demonstrated (on the above track) later in June.

    Alfa has promised: (a) gorgeous 'Italian' styling (b) rear-wheel drive with 50-50 weight distribution (c) lightweight, via the use of composites and other ligher materials (d) cutting-edge engines, with DI, Multiair, (twin) turbo-ed, supercharging, and (e) mild to full hybrids too.
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    I am waiting for the day when Alfa and Maserati rule over the Indian roads!!
    Nothing...absolutely nothing comes close to these!
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    @Ichimaru

    Am completely certain the full diesel- and/or hybrid-powered Alfa lineup will be here, selling from the Jeep showrooms/dealers......in 5 years time. :cool::watching:

    They will likely even share at least their diesel engines.

    Meanwhile, Maserati (like Ferrari) have appointed good/better/reputed new dealers in Delhi and Mumbai (etc?) recently.

    Their global plan outside the US calls for dovetailing Jeep and the new Alfa-s in the same showrooms/dealerships, esp in China, Asia-Pac....and India?
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    @prabhjot I can't wait for those days!!

    And that Alfa 4C Spider in yellow color is the one to die for!! :D
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    Really nice concept for this Alfa Romeo (Giuilietta QV/Cloverleaf) ad. In fact the same concept, with different, more desi, preferably hindustani and/or carnatic 'classical' music of course (anything but opera music, which is awful to my ear at least!) deployed say for the Fiat Abarth t-jets....would work brilliantly?!

    Alfa Romeo are advertising even the current cars (merely two gorgeous, distinctive looking but aging albeit not dated hatchbacks) in the run up to the June 24th reveal of the Alfa Romeo 'Giulia' d-sedan: the 105th ! year of Alfa Romeo.

    Such as this, other 1million pound UK campaign:

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    Prabhjot, read in motor tread that the pricing for new Alfa Romeo is announced and its around $65,000.....
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    That is the price of the 4C Spider.
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