When did Alfa Romeo Come to the United States?

February 22nd, 2019 by

When Were Alfa Romeo Vehicles First Sold in the United States?

Founded in 1910, Alfa Romeo has a story that made history.

Filled with luxury Italian cars, awards, and auto racing victories, Alfa Romeo has created deep roots for the company that began with the 24HP single-block 4.1L engine designed by Giuseppe Merosi.

After World War II, the manufacturer took a pivotal turn in designing luxury vehicles for the everyday driver.

The sporty coupes and luxury sedans grew in popularity through the 1950s and 1960s — so much so, they were exported to the United States.

Over time, Alfa Romeo expanded its range, but financial success was seemingly elusive. Because of this, the manufacturer decided it was economically unwise to continue manufacturing vehicles for the American market.

A few years later, with plenty of passion, the Italian marque set its sight on making a remarkable comeback in the American market.

Alfa Romeo Returns to America

In 2007, under the parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), something unexpected happened.

A limited-edition Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione made a stunning reintroduction to the American market. Only a few hundred were produced, which made it an item luxury car collectors vied for and laid the groundwork for a bigger return.

The official reintroduction of Alfa Romeo in America came with the Alfa Romeo 4C.

Despite its small stature, the carbon fiber chassis, turbocharged engine, and intuitive driving experience that surpasses any other sports car.

Rising Above the Competition

To surpass the competition, in 2016 Alfa Romeo launched the Giulia in the American market.

Still popular today, the four-door model is an undeniable heavy hitter for luxury Italian vehicles. The model surpasses the competition with an elegant body, Italian-inspired design, and luxurious interior.

And for consumers who desire more horsepower, the Giulia Quadrifoglio offers an outstanding 505 hp 2.9L twin-turbo engine, and it’s adorned with the Quadrifoglio badge.

A blue 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia parked on a paved parking lot next to a blue 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider with grass in the background and storm clouds in the sky

Upping the ante for Alfa Romeo is the 4C Spider, a convertible option that floods the driver and passenger with fresh air and a raucous exhaust that turns heads on every outing.

Cutting-edge technology found on the racetrack can be found in the 2019 4C Spider model. The 1750 turbocharged four-cylinder engine is pure power and fury that can reach 60 mph is a mere 4.1 seconds.

As of 2019, the 4C was officially replaced by the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.

Rounding out the Alfa Romeo vehicle lineup is the Stelvio, the crossover SUV named after the Stelvio Mountain Pass in Italy. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has the luxury seating modern drivers search for, the cargo space they demand, and modern conveniences they love.

Dark green 2019 Alfa Romeo parked on a curve of a track with green grass and trees

With the rear seats folded, the 2019 Stelvio offers 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Dual-zone climate control, five USB ports, and infotainment center makes the 2019 Stelvio the perfect package for consumers.

Since making its return, Alfa Romeo has made a lasting impression with consumers, one that is sure to last. Those who desire more from their vehicle, look no further than Alfa Romeo.

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