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    Rumorpile: Alfa Plans A Larger Sedan


    • There's talk of another Alfa Romeo sedan

    Alfa Romeo has finally gotten the Giulia onto the production line (for Europe) and they are working on their SUV (possibly named Stelvio). So what's next? How about a larger sedan?

     

    Auto Express reports that Alfa Romeo is hard at work on a sedan that will compete against the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It will use a version of the platform that underpins the Giulia. Engines will include gas and diesel, along with a possible plug-in hybrid. That does include the 503 horsepower 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine as a high-performance model.

     

    Auto Express says the model will launch in 2018. Given the company's track record with release dates, we say add another two to three years to it.

     

    Source: Auto Express

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    FAILURE! This is one of the biggest waste of money FCA has ever spent and should have been stopped long ago. The money stolen from the Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep family could have so made those products better.

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    I dont think FCA makes it past 2021...maybe my year of choice is dramatized with The Terminator's Judgement Day for comedic effect, but I honestly dont think FCA has enough substance to make it alive past the next decade....

    I think FCA will split up with a few casualties that wont make it, period.

     

    Im fearing for Dodge. Viper is gone. Hemi V8s in mainstream cars is a question mark. Hellcat versions in Dodges are prolly going away but arent really bread and butter sellers anyway. No real mainstream vehicles anywhere for Dodge. No CUV. No worthy compact car. No up to date family sedan or bread and butter midsized SUV worth mentioning.

     

    Fiat and Alfa Romeo...

    One of them is dying....for sure! Depends who the Europeans decide they want to keep. Because in North America, I think both are gonna be non factors. Now that Genesis is a force soon to be reckoned with and Hyundai/KIA are more or less established.

     

    Chrysler has a 50/50 chance of survival.

    RAM also has a 50/50 chance of survival....if paired up with JEEP and sold to the highest bidder. I dont think Chrsyler is gonna be a part of that duo...so I fear greatly that Chrsyler may be lost.

     

    So....basically I think this Giulia car and its variants are just prolonging the agony for the inevitable.

     

    Who else thinks that FCA's days are numbered?

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    It's too bad.

     

    I really hate how there are rumors that more future Jeep models will be built in Europe...and then be imported to the US. What a farce.

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    sad that our govt said you must lose pontiac and saturn and hummer etc.  keep chrysler, but we know FCA is toast.  Jeep may become scraps to the highest bidder.

     

    We need to bring Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep back under ownership here or with a more stable global parent.

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    If I had a dime for every person that wanted to trade in their E-class or 5-series on a big Alfa Romeo sedan, I'd have ZERO DIMES!!!

     

    FCA for sure should spend $1 billion dollars to develop and E-class rival so they can lose money on it.  Good plan, get to bankruptcy sooner so this company can close down once and for all and some one else can buy Jeep.

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    $1 billion spent on a Charger/300 replacement which is THEN turned into an Alfa would be a very nice idea.

     

    Just do it like GM. Make the platform like Alpha, so it can be used by all the brands as they see fit, with good differentiation.

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    Well Fiat did do it like GM but they did it ass backwards. 

    They should have done it like you said with Chrysler first and then make it an Alfa. Now they have a inferior platform to make the new Chrysler on.

     

    They already have had issues here and I do not see this car doing much to dent the market it is in. Alfa's are like Saab's only their owners are willing to put up with Quality issues. 

    As for saving Hummer, Pontiac and the like that was just not going to happen. Giving Pontiac more money was not going to fix their global issues. Or should I say lack of global presents. Holden and Pontiac suffered the same fate. Too small of a market and no global partners. 

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    They should try to sell 1 sedan first before they worry about a 2nd. Wasn't the Gulia supposed to be on sale like a year ago? Still waiting...

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