Alfa Romeo to make US comeback with new sports car

Alfa Romeo to make US comeback with new sports car

The Alfa Romeo C4 will be officially unveiled in March and available for sale in the U.S. later in 2013.

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Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 11:52 AM

DETROIT (AP) — After a 30-year absence, Italy's storied Alfa Romeo brand will return to the United States with a new two-seat sports car.

Italian automaker Fiat SpA says the long-delayed Alfa 4C will go on sale during the second half of this year. Fiat owns Alfa and the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram brands in the U.S.

The 4C will debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. The low-sitting car with flared fenders is based on Alfa's history of racing. It has a turbocharged 1.75-Liter four-cylinder engine and a chassis made of lightweight carbon fiber.

The rear-wheel-drive car will cost around $60,000 in the U.S. and be sold at Fiat dealers. The company plans to make about 1,500 per year at an Italian factory, and send half to the U.S.

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