Posts from ‘Alfa Romeo’
For better and for worse, the Alfa Romeo 4C is an unforgettable car. No regular 2017 production vehicle offers a purer, more immersive driving experience—or demands as much tolerance from its occupants for high NVH levels and other comfort shortcomings. You can check out our recent road-test experiences with the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C here and here, but we thought that the outrageous bodywork, the unusual ergonomics, and the many interesting details of our latest 4C tester deserved a closer look. Check out our pics and video below.
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
Miles driven: 454
Fuel used: 16.3 gallons
Although hardly a sensible car, if you accept the Alfa Romeo 4C as a bargain-priced exotic, its limitations become a lot easier to overlook.
Nobody can accuse Alfa Romeo of not taking this seriously.
Two years ago – after a 20-year absence – the Italian automaker dipped its toe into U.S. waters again with the highly strung 4C sports car, a pseudo “exotic” 2-seater with great appeal but a limited audience.
Class: Premium Compact Car
Miles Driven: 148
Fuel Used: 10.7 gallons
The numbers are in, and 2016 was another banner year for light-vehicle sales in the U.S. All told, American consumers purchased more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks.
By Don Sikora II
Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
Alfa Romeo’s long-promised return to the American market has seemingly been in the works since imports of the 164 sedan ended in 1995. Less than 10 years ago, Maserati dealers sold Americans about 100 $250,000-plus Alfa 8Cs. But more attainable models were only promised, not delivered. Finally, after countless delays, the first examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C hit the company’s small network of Stateside dealers in late 2014.
Perhaps because it’s the first major auto show of the season (and perhaps because it’s set, of course, in California – the tail that wags the fashion dog), the Los Angeles Auto Show often establishes trends later followed at the other major shows.
LOS ANGELES—Seems like everyone is getting into the crossover SUV game these days: Italian automaker (and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles subsidiary) Alfa Romeo is entering the premium midsize SUV fray with an all-new model based on the architecture of its Giulia sedan.