Posts from ‘Alfa Romeo’

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2017 Alfa Romeo Giula Quadrifoglio in Vesuvio Gray

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles Driven: 148

Fuel Used: 10.7 gallons

2017 Fiat 500L, Worst-Selling Cars

Fiat 500L

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.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

By Don Sikora IICollectible Automobile Magazine

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.

2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR: Proving that small crossovers are a big draw.

2016 LA Auto Show LogoPerhaps 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.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

LA Auto ShowLOS 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.

2017 NIssan Rogue

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz introduces the refreshed 2017 Rogue on a 7th-floor open parking deck in Miami.

Miami moved its annual auto show from November to early September this year, making it the first show of the new-car selling season. In many cases, that gives visitors (and that includes the press during preview days) their first views of the 2017 models. Below are some of the highlights from Miami.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

LA Auto Show

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is set to bring another lusty Italian machine to U.S. shores. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a premium compact rear-wheel-drive 4-door sedan that is set to debut in top-line high-performance trim with some pretty impressive specs.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

At a starting price of about $55,000, the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe may seem like a rather expensive sports car. But if viewed as an exotic — which is how many onlookers see it — it’s a bona fide bargain.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C and 4C Spider  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 330

Fuel Used: 12.6 gallons

1990 Mazda Miata

1990 Mazda Miata

One of the stumbling blocks to justifying a joyriding car is the cost of licensing and insuring something you’re only going to drive occasionally. But both of those expenses can be greatly reduced by buying a “classic.”

In the eyes of many insurance companies and state licensing agencies, a car becomes a classic once it hits 25 years of age. To mark that occasion, they often give those cars extraordinary discounts; in fact, it usually costs a fraction as much to license and insure a 25-year-old car as it does a 24-year-old one.

Sergio Marchionne, Sergio Marchionne Quotes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne

DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne met with the press at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Presented here are highlights of that conversation.