We've spent a lot of time wondering when the Alfa Romeo 4C will arrive in the U.S., marking the brand's return to these shores. We've also wondered where the semi-supercars will be sold and how much they'll cost.
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Now, we have answers to two of those three burning questions.
1. Pricing: According to Autoblog, pricing for the 4C will start at $53,900. Tack on another $1,295 for destination charges, and shoppers will need to pony up a minimum of $55,195 to slip behind the wheel. (That's almost perfectly in line with previous estimates of a $54,000 MSRP.)
2. Availability: We still don't know when the 4C will arrive, but in a press release, Chrysler clearly establishes it as a 2015 model and confirms that it will roll into showrooms this year.
When the 4C does arrive, though, it won't be easy to get. For the foreseeable future, the 4C will be a limited-edition model, with U.S. and Canadian sales capped at 1,000 units per year. Worse, if you want the official 2015 Launch Edition (which comes with a commemorative plaque), you'll have to put on your game face, since only 500 of those models will arrive in North America. You'll have to shell out more, too: the Launch Edition will sell for a pricey $69,695, including destination.
3. Location: As for where U.S. and Canadian shoppers can find these exotic rides, Chrysler has awarded Alfa Romeo franchises to 86 dealers. Most are in the U.S., and contrary to what we'd last heard, most are Fiat shops.
As you'll see from the list below, the locations are a bit curious, with some major cities like Atlanta and Boston left off the list entirely. However, Chrysler's vice president of network development, Peter Grady, reiterates that this is just the first batch of approved Alfa Romeo outlets. Ultimately, the automaker hopes to have a network of 300 dealerships across North America.
For now, though, we know that these shops will definitely carry Alfas, including the 2015 Launch Edition: