The iconic Italian car maker Alfa Romeo plans to make its return to the United States with its sports car, the 4c, sometime during this summer and, according to Jalopnik.com, Alfa Romeo has released a list of its potential American dealerships.
Alfa Romeo, with famous models such as the GTV6, Milano and Formula One racers, maintains a long, storied automobile heritage. As its own car company, Alfa Romeo struggled to sell cars in the U.S. and pulled out of American markets in 1995. Now, Alfa is owned by its Italian brethren company FIAT and plans to return to the U.S. at some point during this summer.
Although Alfa has continually pushed back its entry date into the U.S., the car company has finally released a list of its potential dealerships. However, according to Jalopnik.com there are a few oddities in Alfa Romeo’s dealership selection.
First, FIAT has decided to sell its Alfa Romeo’s in FIAT dealerships rather than Maserati dealerships, the other luxury sports car company that FIAT owns. As Alfa Romeo’s are usually highly priced, it would seem that Alfa would want to sell their cars along side its other highly priced brands, not the lower priced FIATs. Second, FIAT has placed as many Alfa dealerships in states with low populations as they have in states with high populations. For example, Vermont, Nebraska and Alabama each will have as many Alfa dealerships as the state of New York.
A few of the 86 revealed dealerships can be found in San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and Scottsdale.
Nevertheless, most car enthusiasts are highly anticipating Alfa Romeo’s return to America. Especially since the first car that they will sell in the U.S. will be the highly touted 4c which has 240 hp and will do 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.