If you’re waiting to get your hands on an Alfa Romeo Giulia or an Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the United States, your wait just got a little bit longer. Thanks to scaled-back global expansion plans tied to the European debt crisis, the soonest we’ll see either model in the United States is 2014, pushed back from the previous timeline of 2013
The Giulia is a midsize car, available in both sedan and wagon body styles. This model was to lead the charge for Alfa’s return to the United States, since it was considered to have more mainstream appeal than the Giulietta hatchback
. Only the subcompact MiTo five-door remains on schedule for a U.S. debut in 2013, but Alfa has recently confirmed the much anticipated 4C sports will begin production in 2013
. If all goes well, we could see it here in late 2013 as a 2014 model.Alfa Romeo
has also canceled plans for a mid-size SUV, which was to have been built on the Jeep Liberty platform in Toledo, Ohio. Replacing it in the Alfa lineup will be a new full-size, rear drive sedan, to be built in Europe on the Maserati Quattroporte platform. The car isn’t expected to see production before 2014.
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