And yet we've heard all of this before.
We’ve heard it all before. Alfa Romeo will make a big North American comeback in 2013. No, 2014. Wait, no, make that 2015. Well, it’s actually going to be, supposedly, 2016. A new report coming from Bloomberg claims that parent company Fiat Chrysler has a plan to investment some $6 billion into Alfa Romeo over the course of the next few years. Eight new models are planned by 2018. That we knew, but what we’re hearing now is that a new SUV will launch in 2016 first.
It’ll reportedly be in the mid-size class, competing against the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. It’ll be built on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the upcoming replacement for the 159 sedan. Both gasoline and diesel engines are expected although the latter may not arrive stateside. Production will likely take place in Italy, and we should be hearing plenty of additional details in the months ahead.