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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

January 20, 2013

The saga of Alfa Romeo arriving in the U.S. could be coming to end. Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters on Friday that the Alfa Romeo 4C, a lightweight sports car will be arriving in late 2013.

"We're finalizing the car now, so it should be here by the end of the year, It's ready in the sense of all the work with architecture and types of models," Marchionne said after an InForum breakfast Friday in Detroit.

This contradicts a statement made by Marchionne earlier this week when he said the 4C would be delayed.

"The car is not where it needs to be," he said.

Dealers were surprised by the announcement.

"I am really happy. I've been waiting a long time," said Carl Galeana, owner of Galeana Automotive Group and a Fiat dealer in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Source: Detroit Free Press

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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Mixed Feelings about this as they have not had a good track record here in the US and that car in the little tiny picture reminds me of a porches nock off.

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They seem to do a bunch of talk with no follow through. Kinda like their quality, Vapor ware at it's best.

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      Sales to retail customers by dealers in the U.S. are derived from the New Vehicle Delivery Report (“NVDR”) system and are determined as the sum of (A) all sales recorded by dealers during the month net of all unwound transactions recorded to the end of that month (whether the original sale was recorded in the current month or any prior month); plus (B) all sales of vehicles during that month attributable to past unwinds that had previously been reversed in determining monthly sales (in the current or prior months). Fleet sales are recorded upon the shipment of the vehicle by FCA US to the customer or end user. Other retail sales are recorded either (A) when the sale is recorded in the NVDR system (for sales by dealers in Puerto Rico and limited sales made through distributors that submit NVDRs in the same manner as for sales by U.S. dealers) or (B) upon receipt of a similar delivery notification (for vehicles for which NVDRs are not entered such as vehicles for FCA employees). 
    • By William Maley
      FCA US Reports June 2017 Sales
      Ram pickup truck sales up 5 percent; best June sales ever Jeep® Grand Cherokee posts best June sales since 2005 Chrysler Pacifica minivan sales up 59 percent; best sales month since launch last year July 3, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported sales of 187,348 units, a 7 percent decrease compared with sales in June 2016 (202,421 units).
       
      In June, retail sales of 139,947 units were down 5 percent compared with the same month in 2016, and represented 75 percent of total sales. In line with FCA’s strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment, fleet sales of 47,401 units were down as expected 15 percent year over year. The largest planned volume reduction in June fleet sales came from the Jeep brand which reduced its fleet sales number by 49 percent year over year. Fleet sales represented 25 percent of total June sales.
       
      The Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each posted their best June sales ever. Sales of the Jeep® Grand Cherokee were up 21 percent for its best June sales since 2005. The Jeep Renegade recorded its best June sales ever. Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica were up 59 percent, the minivan’s best sales month since launch last year.
       
      Ram Truck Brand
      Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 5 percent year over year for its best June sales ever. The Ram ProMaster full-size van and Ram ProMaster City van also posted their best June sales ever. The Ram Truck brand ended the month with its best June sales since 2004. Ram Truck is the industry’s most improved truck brand with more than a 24 percent improvement in the brand’s initial quality score from last year’s J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). The annual IQS results for 2017 were announced in June.
       
      The Ram Truck brand in June introduced the new 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition, the most luxurious Ram pickup truck ever. The enhanced interior and exterior trim aligns with Ram’s leadership in design and luxury. The Limited Tungsten Edition MSRP starts at $55,120 (not including $1,395 destination).
        
      Jeep® Brand
      Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – were up 21 percent in June for its best June sales since 2005. In addition, the Jeep Renegade recorded its best June sales ever. The Jeep Compass posted its best sales month so far this year.
       
      Dodge Brand
      Three Dodge brand vehicles posted year-over-year sales increases in June, led by the Dodge Challenger muscle car with its 24 percent year-over-year sales gain. Dodge Grand Caravan sales were up 9 percent for its best June sales since 2006. Dodge Viper sales increased 46 percent, compared with the same month a year ago. The Challenger and Grand Caravan ranked second in initial quality in their respective segments in the J.D. Power IQS.
       
      Chrysler Brand
      Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler 300 full-size sedan were up year-over-year in June. Sales of the Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – were up 59 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago. June was the minivan’s best sales month since it was launched last year. The Pacifica continues to accumulate awards and accolades in 2017, including highest-ranking minivan in its maiden year in the J.D. Power IQS. Chrysler 300 sales were up 47 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago. It was the full-size sedan’s best June sales since 2012. June was the Chrysler brand’s best sales month so far this year.
       
      FIAT Brand
      The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth took the top award in the “Small Convertible” category at last month’s Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz competitive car event hosted by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA). More than 40 journalists attended the event and drove more than 25 vehicles from various manufacturers. Journalists voted for their favorite vehicles after driving scenic routes in Key Biscayne, Fla. 
       
      Alfa Romeo Brand
      Alfa Romeo brand sales of 1,017 units were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago.
      FCA US LLC Sales Summary June 2017
                      Month Sales
      Vol %
      CYTD Sales
      Vol %
      Model
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Compass
      8,311
      8,968
      -7%
      25,746
      50,576
      -49%
      Patriot
      4,752
      10,562
      -55%
      30,849
      60,671
      -49%
      Wrangler
      18,839
      20,092
      -6%
      98,922
      100,412
      -1%
      Cherokee
      11,895
      16,392
      -27%
      81,368
      101,002
      -19%
      Grand Cherokee
      20,176
      16,724
      21%
      116,379
      100,355
      16%
      Renegade
      9,180
      9,027
      2%
      53,027
      52,227
      2%
      JEEP BRAND
      73,153
      81,765
      -11%
      406,291
      465,243
      -13%
      200
      1,945
      7,977
      -76%
      13,722
      36,115
      -62%
      300
      5,355
      3,638
      47%
      28,273
      30,934
      -9%
      Town & Country
      42
      3,872
      -99%
      502
      51,810
      -99%
      Pacifica
      12,399
      7,801
      59%
      59,598
      11,043
      New
      CHRYSLER BRAND
      19,741
      23,288
      -15%
      102,095
      129,902
      -21%
      Dart
      994
      3,063
      -68%
      8,133
      28,450
      -71%
      Avenger
      0
      4
      -100%
      0
      41
      -100%
      Charger
      6,379
      6,662
      -4%
      43,153
      48,619
      -11%
      Challenger
      6,605
      5,329
      24%
      35,910
      34,593
      4%
      Viper
      83
      57
      46%
      402
      302
      33%
      Journey
      6,073
      12,507
      -51%
      56,877
      47,768
      19%
      Caravan
      16,210
      14,881
      9%
      79,867
      73,910
      8%
      Durango
      6,206
      6,811
      -9%
      36,638
      38,488
      -5%
      DODGE  BRAND
      42,550
      49,314
      -14%
      260,980
      272,171
      -4%
      Ram P/U
      43,073
      41,089
      5%
      250,443
      233,220
      7%
      Cargo Van
      0
      1
      -100%
      0
      21
      -100%
      ProMaster Van
      3,727
      3,144
      19%
      20,708
      17,096
      21%
      ProMaster City
      1,845
      1,455
      27%
      8,444
      9,621
      -12%
      RAM BRAND
      48,645
      45,689
      6%
      279,595
      259,958
      8%
      500
      995
      1,115
      -11%
      7,456
      7,787
      -4%
      500L
      184
      279
      -34%
      746
      2,342
      -68%
      500X
      553
      934
      -41%
      3,980
      6,582
      -40%
      Spider
      510
      1
      New
      2,500
      1
      New
      FIAT BRAND
      2,242
      2,329
      -4%
      14,682
      16,712
      -12%
      Giulia
      992
      0
      New
      3,474
      0
      New
      Alfa 4C 
      23
      36
      -36%
      243
      297
      -18%
      Stelvio
      2
      0
      New
      2
      0
      New
      ALFA ROMEO
      1,017
      36
      2725%
      3,717
      297
      1152%
      FCA US LLC
      187,348
      202,421
      -7%
      1,067,360
      1,144,283
      -7%
       
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