Alfa Romeo’s U.S. Comeback Back On, Probably

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Maybe this time will be different.

Alfa Romeo has promised a full-fledged return to the U.S. market, but so far all we’ve received is the 8C Competizione (in ultra-low numbers), the 4C sports car, and a bunch of broken promises.

We are supposed to receive a host of sedans, an SUV, and other vehicles that amount to a full line of products. It’s a promise we’ve heard for many years, but one that has yet to materialize.

Once again we’re hearing word that Alfa Romeo is on the verge of bringing two important vehicles to the market here, but what are the odds that they’ll actually arrive?

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Who Will Drive the Alfa Romeo 4C?

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All I wanted to do was take my family out to dinner and dance lessons.

Last night, though, the universe tried to tempt me with other plans. Every Tuesday night, my wife and two of my daughters head downtown for salsa lessons. We thought we’d make last night special and go to dinner first. It just so happens that the restaurant we chose is next door to a FIAT dealership.

I had no problem walking by the rows of 500s in all their different forms, but then something new caught my eye. Through the dealer’s window I saw my first-ever in-person Alfa Romeo 4C.

First impression? Take my money.

Second impression? Not so much.

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The Alfa Romeo Countdown Is On! For Real This Time!

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Come on, you guys. This is it. For real.

Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, now known as Alfa Romeo, will return to the United States by the end of June. This June. As in within 4 months.

It’s okay to be skeptical, as the promise has been made, and broken, plenty of times in the last half-decade or so. This time we have the Alfa Romeo 4C to drool over, but don’t expect to walk in to your local dealer, negotiate a fair price and drive away with a new Alfa.

Why won’t it be that easy to secure a new Alfa all your own?

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Cars Coming Soon: Alfa Romeo 4C Heading to U.S. Ahead of Schedule

When the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione hit the U.S. (in extremely limited numbers), there was hope that the long-lost Italian brand would finally ride valiantly back into the American mainstream with a long list of fun and sporty automobiles.

That hasn’t happened. In fact, the only new Italian we’ve been introduced to lately is the FIAT 500.

Get ready to rejoice, though, because the sumptuous and sexy Alfa Romeo 4C appears ready to drive off the boat about six months of ahead of schedule, probably leading the parade in a line of America-bound Alfas.

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