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:
FIAT of Huntsville, dba Alfa Romeo of Huntsville, Huntsville, Ala.
Landers FIAT, dba Landers Alfa Romeo, Benton, Ark.
FIAT of Fayetteville, dba Alfa Romeo of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Ark.
Larry H. Miller FIAT Tucson, dba Larry H. Miller Alfa Romeo Tucson, Tucson, Ariz.
FIAT of Scottsdale, dba Alfa Romeo of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
FIAT of Burlingame, dba Alfa Romeo of Burlingame, Burlingame, Calif.
FIAT of Bakersfield, dba Alfa Romeo of Bakersfield, Bakersfield, Calif.
McKevitt FIAT, dba McKevitt Alfa Romeo, Berkeley, Calif.
Premier FIAT of Fremont, dba Premier Alfa Romeo of Fremont, Newark, Calif.
Orange Coast FIAT, dba Orange Coast Alfa Romeo, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Santa Monica FIAT, dba Santa Monica Alfa Romeo, Santa Monica, Calif.
FIAT of Los Angeles, dba Alfa Romeo of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kearny Mesa FIAT, dba Kearny Mesa Alfa Romeo, San Diego, Calif.
Walter’s FIAT, dba Walter’s Alfa Romeo, Riverside, Calif.
Mossy FIAT, dba Mossy Alfa Romeo, National City, Calif.
FIAT of San Francisco (San Francisco Motors), dba Alfa Romeo of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
Maserati of Walnut Creek, dba Alfa Romeo of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, Calif.
AutoNation FIAT North Denver, dba AutoNation Alfa Romeo North Denver, Northglenn, Colo.
FIAT of Fairfield County, dba Alfa Romeo of Fairfield County, Stamford, Conn.
Rick Case FIAT, dba Rick Case Alfa Romeo, Davie, Fla.
FIAT of North Miami, dba Alfa Romeo of North Miami, North Miami, Fla.
FIAT of Melbourne, dba Alfa Romeo of Melbourne, Melbourne, Fla.
FIAT of Pensacola, dba Alfa Romeo of Pensacola, Pensacola, Fla.
Sunset FIAT of Sarasota, dba Sunset Alfa Romeo of Sarasota, Sarasota, Fla.
FIAT of Winter Haven, dba Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven, Winter Haven, Fla.
FIAT of Orange Park, dba Alfa Romeo of Orange Park, Jacksonville, Fla.
Greenway FIAT of East Orlando, dba Greenway Alfa Romeo of East Orlando, East Orlando, Fla.
Fields FIAT, dba Fields Alfa Romeo, Orlando, Fla.
FIAT of Savannah, dba Alfa Romeo of Savannah, Savannah, Ga.
D&D FIAT, dba D&D Alfa Romeo, Davenport, Iowa
Billion FIAT, dba Billion Alfa Romeo, Clive, Iowa
FIAT of Chicago, dba Alfa Romeo of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Bettenhausen FIAT of Tinley Park, dba Bettenhausen Alfa Romeo of Tinley Park, Tinley Park, Ill.
FIAT of Metro East, dba Alfa Romeo of Metro East, Fairview Heights, Ill.
FIAT of Glenbrook, dba Alfa Romeo of Glenbrook, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Expressway FIAT of Evansville, dba Expressway Alfa Romeo of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.
Jake Sweeney FIAT, dba Jake Sweeney Alfa Romeo, Florence, Ky.
Landers FIAT, dba Landers Alfa Romeo, Shreveport, La.
Heritage FIAT, dba Heritage Alfa Romeo, Owings Mills, Md.
Criswell Maserati, dba Criswell Alfa Romeo, Germantown, Md.
Suburban FIAT, dba Suburban Alfa Romeo, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Fox FIAT, dba Fox Alfa Romeo, Traverse City, Mich.
Golling FIAT, dba Golling Alfa Romeo, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
FIAT of Lakeside, dba Alfa Romeo of Lakeside, Macomb, Mich.
Zeigler FIAT of Grandville, dba Zeigler Alfa Romeo of Grandville, Grandville, Mich.
FIAT of Bloomington, dba Alfa Romeo of Bloomington, Bloomington, Minn.
Northtowne FIAT of Kansas City, dba Northtowne Alfa Romeo of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Hendrick FIAT of Cary, dba Hendrick Alfa Romeo of Cary, Cary, N.C.
FIAT of Omaha, dba Alfa Romeo of Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
FIAT of Maple Shade, dba Alfa Romeo of Maple Shade, Maple Shade, N.J.
Fullerton FIAT, dba Fullerton Alfa Romeo, Somerville, N.J.
FIAT of Las Vegas, dba Alfa Romeo of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
Findlay FIAT, dba Findlay Alfa Romeo, Henderson, Nev.
FIAT of Larchmont, dba Alfa Romeo of Larchmont, Larchmont, N.Y.
Bob & Chuck Eddy FIAT, dba Bob & Chuck Eddy Alfa Romeo, Youngstown, Ohio
Yark FIAT, dba Yark Alfa Romeo, Toledo, Ohio
Bob-Boyd FIAT, dba Bob-Boyd Alfa Romeo, Columbus, Ohio
Bob Ross FIAT, dba Bob Ross Alfa Romeo, Centerville, Ohio
FIAT of Edmond, dba Alfa Romeo of Edmond, Edmond, Okla.
Baierl FIAT, dba Baierl Alfa Romeo, Wexford, Pa.
Benson FIAT, dba Benson Alfa Romeo, Greer, S.C.
Harper FIAT, dba Harper Alfa Romeo, Knoxville, Tenn.
FIAT of Austin, dba Alfa Romeo of Austin, Austin, Texas
Holt FIAT of Fort Worth, dba Holt Alfa Romeo of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Northside FIAT, dba Northside Alfa Romeo, Spring, Texas
Randall Noe FIAT, dba Randall Noe Alfa Romeo, Tyler, Texas
Allen Samuels FIAT, dba Allen Samuels Alfa Romeo, Waco, Texas
FIAT of Corpus Christi, dba Alfa Romeo of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
Helfman FIAT, dba Helfman Alfa Romeo, Houston, Texas
Brown FIAT, dba Brown Alfa Romeo, Laredo, Texas
FIAT of McKinney, dba Alfa Romeo of McKinney, McKinney, Texas
Cavender FIAT, dba Cavender Alfa Romeo, Selma, Texas
Safford FIAT of Tysons Corner, dba Safford Alfa Romeo of Tysons Corner, Vienna, Va.
Safford FIAT of Fredericksburg, dba Safford Alfa Romeo of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Va.
FIAT of Alexandria, dba Alfa Romeo of Alexandria, Alexandria, Va.
Pomoco FIAT of Newport News, dba Pomoco Alfa Romeo of Newport News, Newport News, Va.
Berlin City FIAT, dba Berlin City Alfa Romeo, Williston, Vt.
FIAT of Tacoma, dba Alfa Romeo of Tacoma, Tacoma, Wash.
Barton FIAT, dba Barton Alfa Romeo, Spokane, Wash.
Bergstrom Maserati, dba Bergstrom Alfa Romeo, Appleton, Wis.
Urse FIAT of Morgantown, dba Urse Alfa Romeo of Morgantown, Morgantown, W. Va.
Moses FIAT of St. Albans, dba Moses Alfa Romeo of St. Albans, St. Albans, W. Va.
FIAT of Vancouver, dba Alfa Romeo of Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C.
Maranello FIAT, dba Maranello Alfa Romeo, Vaughan, Ont.
LaSalle FIAT, dba LaSalle Alfa Romeo, LaSalle, Quebec
JD FIAT, dba JD Alfa Romeo, Boischatel, Quebec
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