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Discontinued Production of Fiat 500


Statement Regarding Discontinued Production of Fiat 500


September 1, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FIAT will discontinue production of the current-generation Fiat 500 and 500e in North America. Current inventory of the 2019 Fiat 500 and 500e will last into 2020. In North America, FIAT will continue to offer the new Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500X all-wheel-drive compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle.
 

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth feature


Sep 4, 2019
Ryan Bates, Fiat 124 Spider Abarth brand manager, discusses the features of the roadster and how it is the perfect vehicle for convertible season.
 

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2020 Fiat 124 Spider Fact Sheet

2020 Fiat 124 Spider Fact Sheet

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2019

The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic design. The 124 Spider is available in three trim levels: Classica, Lusso or, for performance enthusiasts, Abarth.

New for 2020:

New “Scorpion Sting” side-stripe and hood decal package available on 124 Spider Abarth models


Highlights:


Fiat 124 Spider, designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful bodyside, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio
The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine – the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers best-in-class 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Classica and Lusso, 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission
The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power-assist (dual pinion) system. Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, also help to deliver a refined, quiet ride
The Fiat 124 Spider Classica features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll-bar finish, and body-color header, side sills and door handles. The vehicle also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED taillamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents
The Fiat 124 Spider Lusso model builds on the Classica, with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout
The Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers a sportier, more responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness
Record Monza Exhaust on Abarth models provides the unmistakable voice of Abarth along with popular Abarth fender badges
Veleno Appearance Group on Abarth models include: Red lower fascia lip, mirror caps and tow hook, bright dead pedal and Abarth-branded floor mats and badging
Available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear backup camera
Loaded with technology and convenience features, including Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with 7-inch touchscreen display
Among the highlights, the Fiat 124 Spider offers a number of segment-leading features:
Best-in-class manual transmission highway fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon (mpg)
Best-in-class highway fuel economy of 36 mpg when equipped with the automatic transmission
Best-in-class cargo volume
Class-exclusive turbo engine
Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
Most powerful turbo engine in its class
More peak power and torque at much lower RPM's than any vehicle in its class
Most affordable Roadster in its class

Model Lineup
For 2020, the Fiat 124 Spider lineup consists of three models:

Classica
Lusso
Abarth



Available Exterior Colors:

Ceramica Gray Metallic
Mare Blue Metallic
Hypnotique Red
Chiaro Silver Metallic
Brillante White
Forte Black Metallic
Puro White Tri-Coat Pearl
Magnetico Bronze Metallic


Available Interior Colors:

Nero (black) (premium cloth, leather, Recaro Alcantara)
Saddle (leather)
Nero/Rosso (black/red) (leather)


More Information

Please visit the Fiat 124 Spider newsroom for the latest product information, photography, videography, plus access to specification and feature availability documents.


About FIAT Brand

Celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2019, head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT. That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Born in Italy and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is now sold in more than 100 countries.

In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X crossover. The FIAT brand continued its expansion with the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider, a revival of the iconic roadster that combines Italian style, performance and engaging driving dynamics.

The FIAT brand now offers standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across the entire product lineup.
 

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Named

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Named Northwest’s ‘Most Fun SUV’ for Second Consecutive Year at NWAPA ‘Run to the Sun’ Media Event

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio named “Northwest Most Fun SUV”
Winning accolade courtesy of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA)
NWAPA members drove and evaluated 24 vehicles at their 13th annual “Run to the Sun” competition that took place throughout Oregon and Washington
Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower and segment-leading V-6 torque, powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph

September 9, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

For the second consecutive year, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been named “Northwest Most Fun SUV” by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) at its annual “Run to the Sun” media drive event.

Over the course of the 459-mile drive route, participants had a chance to drive a number of competing vehicles and voted on what vehicle they would choose in a number of categories.


“When the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is matched against the competitive segment it retains the title of best performance SUV,” said Nik Miles, Run to the Sun chairman and Vice President of NWAPA. “Words cannot replace the experience of driving this Italian SUV on the roads of Oregon and Washington. This experience clearly impressed the 24 judges in this competition.”

In retaining its title as Northwest Most Fun SUV, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio topped a selection of recently introduced challengers in its category.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio brings world-class performance, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize SUV segment.

With the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, where other SUVs stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design.

With best-in-class 505-horsepower powered by a 2.9-liter, all-aluminum, direct-injection, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged intercooled V-6 engine, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one of the fastest SUVs in the world with a top speed of 176 mph that set a Nürburgring lap time of 7:51.7 and boasts a best-in-class 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds.

About NWAPA
NWAPA (NWAPA | Northwest Automotive Press Association) is a professional organization of automotive journalists and media members from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southwest Canada. Founded in 1991, NWAPA includes 62 voting members representing newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television networks, media groups, and the internet. Non-voting NWAPA members include representatives from automotive manufacturers and related industry professionals.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
 

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FIAT Introduces New ‘Scorpion Sting’ Graphics for 124 Spider Abarth
  • This year marks the 70th anniversary of Abarth and the 120th anniversary of FIAT
  • Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable roadster in its class and features:
    • Class-exclusive four-cylinder turbocharged engine
    • Best-in-class highway fuel economy
    • Best-in-class cargo room
    • Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
  • New “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group available for $395 MSRP, includes iconic Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso red
  • Additional options available for the Fiat 124 Spider include:
    • Abarth Record Monza Exhaust
    • Abarth Veleno Appearance Group
    • Classica custom center-stripe design options
  • Fiat 124 Spider is available in three models – Classica, Lusso and Abarth
  • Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you


September 18, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The scorpion celebrates 70 years.

FIAT announced today the all-new “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group, which provides an unmistakable look, available on the performance-oriented Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.

“Every Fiat 124 Spider comes standard with turbocharged open-air fun,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group gives the roadster head-turning presence and yet another way to customize the fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.”

Design elements include an attention-grabbing Rosso-red scorpion silhouette hood decal reminiscent of the legendary Abarth badge, a badge of honor celebrating 70 years. The Abarth scorpion badge is a historical nod to founder Karl Abarth, whose astrological sign was Scorpio, and represents a symbol of power and performance. In addition, sleek Rosso red side stripes feature the iconic scorpion and run the length of the roadster’s body.

The new Scorpion Sting Appearance Group is available on the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth for $395 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group joins a list of other recently introduced options for the Fiat 124 Spider:
  • Record Monza Exhaust on Fiat 124 Spider Abarth models provides unmistakable Abarth growl for $995 MSRP
  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Veleno Appearance Group features red exterior mirror caps, red lower fascia lip and red front tow hook, Abarth-branded carpeted floor mats and a bright foot rest for $495 MSRP
  • Custom center-stripe design options, including “Double Rally Stripe” and “Retro Stripe,” available on 2019 model-year Fiat 124 Spider Classica for $295 MSRP
The Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you.

Fiat 124 Spider Classica
Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Classica model features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll-bar finish, body-color header, side sills and door handles. The roadster also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED taillamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents. Not visible are eight points to reduce Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH), including insulation in the instrument panel, center tunnel, convertible top and rear trunk, to name a few.

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso
Starting at $28,145 MSRP, the Lusso (“Luxury”) model builds on the Classica with 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover, and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Starting under $30,000, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers even more of a sportier, responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts with 164 horsepower. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector, and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness.

About the Fiat 124 Spider
The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The Fiat 124 Spider, designed in Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power-assist (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.

The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.

Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

About FIAT Brand
FIAT brand celebrates its 120th anniversary. For more than a century, some things haven’t changed. Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT.

FIAT is the only brand in the industry to offer standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across its entire product lineup. The all-turbo lineup includes the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle.
 

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FIAT Introduces New ‘Scorpion Sting’ Graphics for 124 Spider Abarth

    • This year marks the 70th anniversary of Abarth and the 120th anniversary of FIAT
    • Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable roadster in its class and features:
      • Class-exclusive four-cylinder turbocharged engine
      • Best-in-class highway fuel economy
      • Best-in-class cargo room
      • Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
    • New “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group available for $395 MSRP, includes iconic Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso red
    • Additional options available for the Fiat 124 Spider include:
      • Abarth Record Monza Exhaust
      • Abarth Veleno Appearance Group
      • Classica custom center-stripe design options
    • Fiat 124 Spider is available in three models – Classica, Lusso and Abarth
    • Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you

September 18, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The scorpion celebrates 70 years.

FIAT announced today the all-new “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group, which provides an unmistakable look, available on the performance-oriented Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.

“Every Fiat 124 Spider comes standard with turbocharged open-air fun,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group gives the roadster head-turning presence and yet another way to customize the fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.”

Design elements include an attention-grabbing Rosso-red scorpion silhouette hood decal reminiscent of the legendary Abarth badge, a badge of honor celebrating 70 years. The Abarth scorpion badge is a historical nod to founder Karl Abarth, whose astrological sign was Scorpio, and represents a symbol of power and performance. In addition, sleek Rosso red side stripes feature the iconic scorpion and run the length of the roadster’s body.

The new Scorpion Sting Appearance Group is available on the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth for $395 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group joins a list of other recently introduced options for the Fiat 124 Spider:
  • Record Monza Exhaust on Fiat 124 Spider Abarth models provides unmistakable Abarth growl for $995 MSRP
  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Veleno Appearance Group features red exterior mirror caps, red lower fascia lip and red front tow hook, Abarth-branded carpeted floor mats and a bright foot rest for $495 MSRP
  • Custom center-stripe design options, including “Double Rally Stripe” and “Retro Stripe,” available on 2019 model-year Fiat 124 Spider Classica for $295 MSRP
The Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you.

Fiat 124 Spider Classica
Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Classica model features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll-bar finish, body-color header, side sills and door handles. The roadster also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED taillamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents. Not visible are eight points to reduce Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH), including insulation in the instrument panel, center tunnel, convertible top and rear trunk, to name a few.

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso
Starting at $28,145 MSRP, the Lusso (“Luxury”) model builds on the Classica with 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover, and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Starting under $30,000, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers even more of a sportier, responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts with 164 horsepower. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector, and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness.

About the Fiat 124 Spider
The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The Fiat 124 Spider, designed in Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power-assist (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.

The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.

Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

About FIAT Brand
FIAT brand celebrates its 120th anniversary. For more than a century, some things haven’t changed. Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT.

FIAT is the only brand in the industry to offer standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across its entire product lineup. The all-turbo lineup includes the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle.
 

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FCA axes Alfa Romeo’s planned sports cars as it shrinks the brand

11/11/19

MILAN – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is scaling down growth plans for Alfa Romeo, with two planned Alfa sports cars and a large SUV axed, and the Giuletta hatchback be dropped from its lineup.


After Alfa discontinued the slow-selling Mito small hatchback and low production 4C coupe and roadster, the brand’s lineup currently comprises three cars – the Giulia midsize sedan, Stelvio midsize SUV and the Giuletta compact hatchback.


FCA’s revised plan for Alfa means that a 700-plus hp 8C coupe and a 600-plus hp sports sedan that were intended to reboot the brand will not be built.


The Giulietta, which went on sale in 2010, could be discontinued as soon as next year, according to union sources in Italy.


Also axed are long wheel-base versions of the Giulia and Stelvio planned for the Chinese market.


In future Alfa will have four models – the Giulia, the Stelvio, a new compact SUV and a new small SUV (see chart below).


The Giula and Stelvio will get a mid-cycle freshening in 2021, according to a chart shown to analysts. The compact SUV will launch in 2021 and the small SUV in 2022.



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New 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Make North American Debut at 2019 AutoMobility LA
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio represent an evolution of world-class performance, state-of-the-art technology and seductive Italian styling
  • 2020 model year adds a suite of all-new standard and available enhancements to both the interior and exterior:
    • New interior updates enhance key driver touchpoints, including an all-new center console, all-new leather-wrapped shifter, knurled aluminum-look rotary dial, upgraded steering wheel design, phone stowage area with available wireless charging, and laminated front glass for improved cabin ambience
    • New, standard, 8.8-inch touchscreen display with improved graphics, faster processor, driver-configurable interactive widgets, and Performance Pages, combined with now-standard SiriusXM Radio with complimentary 12-month subscription, deliver an all-new user experience
    • New available Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Package features level II autonomous driving capability with Highway Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Active Lane Keep Assist, Active Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Drowsy Driver Detection, and navigation providing an optimized balance between driver and machine
    • New metallic exterior color options including Anodized Blue (Giulia and Stelvio), Lunare White (Giulia and Stelvio) and Verde Visconti (Giulia)
    • Stelvio models receive key exterior enhancements including a new body-color kit (standard on Sport models and above) featuring painted wheel flares, lower rocker panels, and rear fascia as well as an available Dark Miron appearance kit available on Sport models, for a contrasted look
    • New Exterior Carbon Fiber package available on Stelvio Quadrifoglio models
  • 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) – excluding destination – starts at:
    • Giulia: $39,345
    • Giulia Quadrifoglio: $74,445
    • Stelvio: $41,345
    • Stelvio Quadrifoglio: $80,445
  • Both 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio models will begin to arrive in North American showrooms before the end of the calendar year


November 19, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Alfa Romeo announced today the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models will make their North American debut at this week’s 2019 AutoMobility LA.

Consumers will experience nearly 110 years of heritage with the evolution of best-in-class performance, state-of-the-art technology, seductive Italian styling and exhilarating driving dynamics standard in the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio.

“The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stevlio receive significant technology, infotainment and interior enhancements for the 2020 model year,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Alfa Romeo's unrivaled driving experience is now elevated by delivering key premium features requested by our current and future customers.”

Both the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio boast new standard content, an enhanced premium interior, advanced safety features and a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display, and connectivity adding to the already-standard best-in-class performance attributes.

Refined Center Console and Controls
At the forefront of the refined interior is the new center console, which enhances the brand experience at nearly every touchpoint with an updated design featuring a machined-knurled aluminum-look rotary dial, upgraded knob materials and increased storage capacity. A new Italian flag badge at the base of the shifter signifies the country from which these vehicles were born, designed and crafted. Larger cup holders in the Giulia plus a new phone storage area with available wireless charging, round out the enhanced environment.

A new premium leather-wrapped shifter and a race-inspired steering wheel for all Giulia and Stelvio models feature Alfa Romeo’s characteristic steering wheel-mounted push-button start as well as refined materials. Standard laminated glass helps improve cabin ambience and the overall driving experience.

New Touchscreen Display and Revised Driver Interface
New for 2020 is a standard 8.8-inch center touchscreen display offering a selection of interactive widgets and a horizontal scroll layout that provides additional personalization options and enhanced interactivity and visibility. New performance pages allow drivers to track key performance metrics while digital HVAC and other controls enhance functionality. Drivers and passengers can customize the homepage by selecting their tailored layout. Reconfigurable widgets provide quick and easy access to key functions such as radio, media, smartphone, navigation, climate control and more. A 12-month trial of SiriusXM Radio is now standard on all models.

The standard 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster screen is redesigned to offer more information in an easy-to-read format with a new layout and improved graphics designed to incorporate Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and level II autonomous driving functions. The system also includes updated vehicle information pages providing real-time data that puts the driver at the center.

New Advanced Safety and Technology Features with Level II Autonomy
The 2020 Giulia and Stelvio mark the debut of a full set of available ADAS functions including level II autonomous capability enabling the vehicle to control acceleration, braking, and steering – providing the driver with the perfect balance between driving pleasure and autonomous control.

These include:
  • Highway Assist System
  • Traffic Jam Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Standard Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
Also new for 2020 is a host of standard and available connectivity features including: Wi-Fi Hotspot, Mobile App with Remote Operations, SOS Call (Private) and Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Finder, Stolen Vehicle Locator and Assistance, as well as select Firmware Over the Air (OTA) updates (some functionality late availability).

Enhanced Italian Design
Stelvio models also receive a selection of exterior enhancements for an unmistakable look. A new, available, body-color appearance kit adds fender flares, side sills, and rear fascia with a body-color finish is standard on Sport models and above. Also available on Sport models is the new Dark Miron appearance kit that adds fender flares, side sills and rear fascia finished in a dark-painted finish. An available Exterior Carbon Fiber Package adds a carbon fiber V Scudetto grille, carbon fiber mirror caps, and Dark Miron badging to Quadrifoglio models.

Both Giulia and Stelvio also receive new metallic exterior color options including Anodized Blue, Lunare White, and, for the first time on Giulia, the unmistakable Verde Visconti Metallic paint.

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of:
  • 2020 Giulia: $39,345 (excludes $1,295 destination)
  • 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio: $74,445 (excludes $1,595 destination)
  • 2020 Stelvio: $41,345 (excludes $1,295 destination)
  • 2020 Stelvio Quadrifoglio: $80,445 (excludes $1,595 destination)
Both the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio models will begin to arrive in North American showrooms before the end of the calendar year.

Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the award winning Giulia and Stelvio are testaments to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, delivering a premium midsize sports sedan and SUV for driving enthusiasts that stand out among the entire marketplace.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulia sets a new benchmark for performance sedans. As the first of a new generation of vehicles on an all-new platform, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models embody Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, delivering race-inspired performance with class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing it to launch from 0-60 miles-per-hour (mph) as quickly as 5.1 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 149 mph. The combination of advanced technologies, seductive Italian style, a standard carbon fiber driveshaft, and the available Q4 all-wheel-drive system, Giulia offers an exhilarating driving experience in the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia is built for balance with superb handling on every drive with its near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

As the “halo” model in the lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsports expertise with its best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, capable of launching from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Plus, the Quadrifoglio set a Nürburgring record lap time of 7:32, the fastest ever by a five-passenger production sedan.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio raises the bar for performance SUVs, taking a proven performance formula to the next level. Born from one of the world’s greatest winding roads – the Stelvio Pass – the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers performance, design and technology in an SUV that only Alfa Romeo could create.

Infused with Italian passion, artisanship and innovation, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is designed to conquer the road for which it is named. The Stelvio lineup is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium midsize SUV for driving enthusiasts.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio FINALLY Debut Heres Whats New!


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Alexander Skarsgård Stars in New Campaign for Alfa Romeo

    • Campaign shines spotlight on new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio
    • Two 30-second commercials to extend across television, digital and social channels
    • First “Type A” video with Skarsgård and the Alfa Romeo Giulia begins airing across television this week
February 19, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Actor Alexander Skarsgård is starring in a new campaign for Alfa Romeo. The award-winning actor (“True Blood,” “Big Little Lies”) will be featured in two commercials, one for the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and one for the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The first “Type A” video featuring Skarsgård and the Alfa Romeo Giulia launches this week across television and the Alfa Romeo social channels, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Alfa Romeo’s 110-year legacy has been fueled by the passion of the brand’s Alfisti enthusiasts,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “This legacy continues on the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio, which offer consumers unique Italian style, now coupled with an even higher level of connectivity, premium interior design and Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities.”


The marketing campaign supports the launch of the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio models.

Both vehicles receive a host of new standard and available content including an 8.8-inch touchscreen display, interior enhancements to key touchpoints such as upgraded steering wheel, center console, knobs, shifter and added storage. The newly available Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) with Level 2 autonomous driving capability brings new technology and convenience to the standard list of best-in-class standard performance claims including power, 0 to 60, and top speed, among others.

The Alfa Romeo marketing campaign was created in partnership with Doner.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulia sets a new benchmark for performance sedans. As the first of a new generation of vehicles on an all-new platform, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models embody Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, delivering race-inspired performance with class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing it to launch from 0-60 miles per hour (mph) as quickly as 5.1 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 149 mph. The combination of advanced technologies, seductive Italian style, a standard carbon fiber driveshaft, and the available Q4 all-wheel-drive system, Giulia offers an exhilarating driving experience in the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia is built for balance with superb handling on every drive with its near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

As the “halo” model in the lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsports expertise with its best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, capable of launching from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Plus, the Quadrifoglio set a Nürburgring record lap time of 7:32, the fastest ever posted by a five-passenger vehicle.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio raises the bar for performance SUVs, taking a proven performance formula to the next level. Born from one of the world’s greatest winding roads – the Stelvio Pass – the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers performance, design and technology in an SUV that only Alfa Romeo could create.

Infused with Italian passion, artisanship and innovation, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is designed to conquer the road for which it is named. The Stelvio lineup is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium midsize SUV for driving enthusiasts. The performance-inspired Stelvio Quadrifoglio also benefits from unique design features, including standard anodized brake calipers with red Alfa Romeo script and signature 20-inch, bright, five-hole forged aluminum wheels. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the Nürburgring in a record 7:51.7, making it the fastest SUV available in the U.S.

Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 Unveiled in Barcelona


February 19, 2020 , Barcelona - Sauber Motorsport AG, which manages and operates the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team in the Formula One world championship, unveiled its 2020 contender, the C39, before the start of winter testing in Barcelona. The reveal of the car completes the grid, with Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN being the final team to launch its livery ahead of the new season.

Race drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi, alongside reserve driver Robert Kubica and development driver Tatiana Calderon, pulled the covers off the C39 during a roll-out presentation in the pit lane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The 2020 livery marks a further step forward over previous years, continuing with the themes and layout of the classic Alfa Romeo racing colors, but at the same time introducing an all-new look in terms of graphic effects. The theme of this new paintwork developed by Centro Stile is the “Speed-Pixel,” a graphic evocation of speed and time in the year of the brand’s 110th anniversary, something that also reflects the car’s advanced technology.

Compared to previous years, there is also a return to a simplified Quadrifoglio design and an enlarged Alfa Romeo script on the engine cover, which is now overlapping the main logo. Taking pride of place as always is Alfa Romeo’s iconic symbol that combines the cross from the city of Milan's ancient crest and the “Biscione” of the Visconti family, representing 110 years of glory and victories while looking to the future at the same time.

Designed and developed under the coordination of Technical Director Jan Monchaux, the C39 bears only a passing resemblance to its predecessor; it is, instead, a completely new concept aimed at helping the team build on the strong strides made in the last two years and continuing its progress toward the front of the grid.

The focus now switches to the crucial two weeks of testing in Barcelona. With just six days of on-track action ahead of the season opener in Melbourne, Australia, every hour of activity in Catalonia will be key to understanding the new car and extracting its potential.

For the time being, though, we can enjoy the looks of the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39. It really brings truth to the old adage of saving the best for last.

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “The C39 is the result of the hard work and vision of a large group of highly committed individuals and is a testament to the quality of everyone on our team. We hope it will help us move the team forward to achieve our objectives. Our target hasn’t changed. We want to do a better job tomorrow than we did today. We are a growing team and still have to improve in every single area and every single department of the company. This is an open-ended project. There is no finish line – everyone has to be fully focused and dedicated. We are moving forward. We already took a huge step compared to where we were at the beginning of 2018, but we have to continue on this path.”

Jan Monchaux, Technical Director Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN: “The C39 is a natural evolution of last year’s car, even though it doesn’t share a lot with its predecessor. We have been further improving our car, but apart from maybe rims and tires and some internal components, there is barely a single visible part that is the same. It’s the usual process of constant improvement, but it’s a brand new beast. We expect to improve on what we achieved last season, to make a step forward and hopefully be able to fight for the position at the top of the midfield.”
Sauber Group of Companies
The Sauber Group of Companies is composed of three entities – Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates the Formula One team; Sauber Engineering AG, which focuses on prototype development and additive manufacturing; and Sauber Aerodynamik AG, which conducts full- and model-scale testing in the factory’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel and creates ground-breaking innovations in the field of aerodynamics. The companies collaborate closely to apply the expertise of more than 500 dedicated individuals at the headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland, to all internal and external projects. Since its founding in 1970, the passion for racing has been at the heart of Sauber.

For more than 45 years, the innovative Swiss company has been setting standards in the design, development and construction of race cars for various championship series, such as Formula One, DTM and WEC. Following its own Formula One debut in 1993, Sauber Motorsport AG has established one of the few traditional and privately held teams in the sport. After 25 years of competition in Formula One, the company launched a long-term partnership with Title Sponsor Alfa Romeo in 2018 and enters the 2020 championship under the Team name Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN.
Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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Giulia GTA: The Return of an Alfa Romeo Legend
  • 110 years after its foundation, Alfa Romeo returns to its roots, bringing back one of the legends of its history and of motoring in general: Giulia GTA
  • The new Giulia GTA is technically and conceptually inspired by the Giulia GTA of 1965: the “Gran Turismo Alleggerita” developed by Autodelta and based on the Giulia Sprint GT that racked up sporting successes worldwide
  • Based on Giulia Quadrifoglio, Giulia GTA is fitted with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 V-6 Bi-Turbo engine, now with 540 hp
  • A GTAm (modified) variant is an extreme 100 percent “street legal” version of the GTA, characterized by two racing seats, roll bar and 6-point safety belts
  • With its extensive use of ultra-light materials, GTA and GTAm benefit from a weight reduction of 220 lb compared to the Giulia Quadrifoglio, achieving a best-in-class weight/power ratio of 6.2 lb/hp
  • Specific technical solutions have also been developed for aerodynamics, setup and handling
  • Alfa Romeo will collect the declarations of interest on Giulia GTA and GTAm starting today, available in only 500 certified, numbered units in total. Lucky buyers will receive an exclusive customer experience, with one-to-one sales process and dedicated experience package





March 2, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - On June 24, Alfa Romeo will reach an important milestone in its remarkable history: 110 years in business. During that century-plus span, Alfa Romeo engineers and designers have relentlessly pursued innovation, while always remaining true to the brand’s DNA. Over the years, this DNA – the perfect combination of sportiness and elegance – has created not only some of the most iconic vehicles ever built, but also vehicles that are right at home both on the racetrack and in any beauty contest. To mark its 110th birthday, Alfa Romeo presents a vehicle that fully signifies a return to the brand’s origins, while paying tribute to one of the most emblematic vehicles of Alfa Romeo: Giulia GTA.

A set of initials with a legendary feel: GTA
The acronym GTA stands for “Gran Turismo Alleggerita” (alleggerita being the Italian term for “lightened”), and it originated in 1965 with the Giulia Sprint GTA, a specific version derived from the Sprint GT, designed as a sports car and presented at the Amsterdam Motor Show staged that same year. The body of the Giulia Sprint GT was replaced with an identical version in aluminum, for a total weight of 1,642 lb compared to the 2,094 lb of the road version. A second variation concerned the 1.6 twin cam engine which, in the road configuration, with dual ignition, reached an impressive output of 115 hp. The technicians of Autodelta, the official Alfa Romeo racing team, chose it as the reference vehicle for the Touring category, and developed it to achieve a maximum output of 170 hp. The model’s success in competitions was then immediate: three consecutive “Challenge Europeo Marche”, tens of national championships and hundreds of individual races in every part of the world. And the way it ramped up the image of the entire range was also impressive: Giulia Sprint GTA expressed the claim “A victory a day in your everyday car” to perfection. From then on, the GTA made a name for itself as the undisputed icon of Alfa Romeo sportiness and the acronym GTA became so successful that the public soon associated it with all the sporty Alfa Romeo vehicles in general.

The legend is renewed with excellent technical solutions
On the year of its 110th anniversary, Alfa Romeo intends to break a few rules: it doesn’t intend to talk about history, especially its own, nor does it want any gifts for its birthday. Instead, it prefers to give a gift to Alfa enthusiasts by presenting the Giulia GTA. Today, this is a real return to the roots of Alfa Romeo, planted deep in the world of performance and grand touring.

Specific technical features and functional style
For the new Giulia GTA, Alfa Romeo engineers have striven to improve aerodynamics and handling but above all to reduce weight: the same guidelines followed for the 1965 Giulia GTA. The active aerodynamics were specifically studied to increase the downforce. These solutions contain technical know-how that comes directly from Formula 1, thanks to the synergy with Sauber Engineering and the use of the Sauber Aerokit. The same task is assigned to the side skirts, the specific rear spoiler and the active front splitter. The titanium Akrapovic central exhaust system integrated in the carbon fiber rear diffuser is also new, as are the 20-inch center lock wheels, appearing for the first time on a sedan. The handling at high speeds has been improved by widening the front and rear wheel tracks by 50mm and developing a new set of springs, shock absorbers and bushings for the suspension systems. On GTAm, the aerodynamic front piece has been optimized to an extreme level, by adding a larger front splitter and a real carbon rear wing, which ensure a perfectly balanced load at high speeds. In terms of performance, the powerful 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo, made entirely of aluminum and capable of unleashing no less than 510 hp in the standard configuration, reaches a power output of 540 hp on Giulia GTA, thanks to meticulous calibration work performed by Alfa Romeo engineers. The same team has also succeeded in optimizing the implementation of the new Akrapovic specific exhaust system, with its unmistakable sound.

Moving inside the car, several new details stand out: the trim in 100% Alcantara® on the dashboard, door panels, glove compartment, side pillars and the central trim on the seats. Alcantara® is used even more extensively on the GTAm version, where the rear bench has been removed, leaving room for a fully upholstered “basin”, hosting specific moldings designed to hold helmets and fire extinguisher. The new matte carbon inserts endow the interior with a distinctive technical and aesthetic elegance. In the new GTAm, the interior is unique in that it features a roll bar, no door panels or rear seats and the door is opened with a belt in place of the handle, another touch that comes from the racing world.

An excellent weight/power ratio
But power on its own is not enough to ensure extraordinary performance. The work done to reduce vehicle weight has been meticulous and it has reaped particularly impressive results, with a total weight reduction of 220 lb, thanks to the adoption of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber for the drive shaft, hood, roof, front bumper, front wheel arches, rear wheel arch inserts and, on the GTAm, the shell of the specific sporting seats with 6-point Sabelt safety belts. Further, lightweight aluminum is used in the engine, doors and suspension systems, and various other composite materials are used throughout. For instance, Lexan – a unique polycarbonate resin that comes straight from the world of motorsports – has been used in the side and rear window frames, further contributing to the weight reduction. The result is a weight set around 3,350 lb which, combined with the increase in power to 540 hp, brings the weight/power ratio to an excellent level, 6.2 lb/hp, making Giulia GTA and GTAm capable of delivering extraordinary performance. Its acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is lightning fast – thanks to the Launch Control system, the chronometer stops at just 3.6 seconds. The Giulia GTAm is the two-seater configuration approved for on-road use, with front splitter and larger visible rear wing in carbon, the ultimate expression of sportiness. In the GTA version, with the same power, Giulia offers four seats, no rear roll-bar; spoiler and splitter optimized for daily use on the road; the same door panels, seats and windows as those of the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The result is a veritable supercar for everyday use.

A privilege for 500 lucky customers
Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and its extreme version, Giulia GTAm, will be built in a limited edition of only 500 units in total, all numbered and certified and ready to take up their place alongside their 1965 forerunner as one of the most sought-after collector’s items. They are not only magnificent to look at, but they are also ready to unleash impressive power on the road, usable thanks to a series of sophisticated technical solutions. The same exclusivity found in Giulia GTA and Giulia GTAm will also characterize a particularly exclusive dedicated customer experience, designed to treat the 500 lucky owners to a unique interaction that is 100 percent Alfa Romeo. After the advance bookings, which are now officially open and will close as soon as the 500th unit has been reserved, the sales process will be one-to-one, with a brand ambassador product specialist following each customer from order to delivery. But the buying experience doesn’t stop at the dedicated sales process. Indeed, the new owners will also receive a personalized experience package kit, which includes a Bell helmet in special GTA livery, a full racing set by Alpinestars (race suit, gloves and shoes) and a personalized Goodwool car cover for protecting his or her GTA or GTAm. In addition to other equipment for true enthusiasts, the Alfa Romeo customer experience also includes a specific driving course devised by the Alfa Romeo Driving Academy.

Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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Fiat Debuts All-new 500 in Milan




March 4, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Today in Milan, Italy, FCA presented the all-new Fiat 500, featuring a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery and an 85-kW fast charger. With an output of 87 kW, the new 500 delivers acceleration from 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds and 0-31 mph in only 3.1 seconds. The new 500 offers level 2 autonomous driving that includes intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (iACC) and Lane Centering. Measuring 2.4 inches wider and 2.4 inches longer, with a wheelbase extended by 0.8 inch, the new 500 is the first Fiat car equipped with the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system, offering a 10.25-inch high-definition touchscreen. The new Fiat 500 has not been confirmed for the U.S. FCA is evaluating its potential for the North American market. For more information, please visit www.fiatpress.com.

FIAT Brand
FIAT brand celebrates its 120th anniversary. For more than a century, some things haven’t changed. Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT.

FIAT is the only brand in the industry to offer standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across its entire product lineup. The all-turbo lineup includes the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle. FIAT is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia & Stelvio Running Footage


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Interior - Alfa Romeo Stelvio & Giulia 2020


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Alfa Romeo USA Announces 110th Anniversary Heritage Content Package


May 18, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - In preparation of Alfa Romeo’s 110th anniversary, to be officially celebrated on June 24, 2020, the brand is launching a comprehensive heritage package that highlights key moments in its illustrious history. Headlining the heritage package is an interactive e-book, which spans from the brand’s very beginning in 1910, when the first A.L.F.A., the 24 HP, was introduced, to today and beyond with such vehicles as the limited-edition Giulia GTA and the upcoming Tonale crossover.

Between the bookends, discover notable nuggets and a slew of “Did you know?” facts, including:
  • Did you know the Alfa Romeo logo combines the emblem of the city of Milan and the "Biscione Visconteo," the coat of arms of the Visconti family, which ruled medieval Milan?
  • Did you know Alfa Romeo won the very first Formula 1 championship in 1950? And the second Formula 1 championship in 1951, with Juan Manuel Fangio securing the title?
  • Did you know Enzo Ferrari drove for the Alfa Romeo racing team prior to leaving to establish his own car company?
  • Did you know Hollywood stars from the 1940s aspired to drive Alfa Romeos, especially rare models such as the 6C 2500 Super Sport?
  • Did you know that the Alfa Romeo 156 D2 race car introduced in 1998 went on to win 13 touring car championships?
All of this and more are detailed in this heritage package, including all of the photography, much of which comes from the archive at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, and a short video synopsis.

Additional content package highlights include:
  • "My Favorite Alfa Romeo Cars," by Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, FCA
  • "Most Significant Performance Cars From Alfa Romeo," by Lorenzo Ardizio, Curator Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
  • Evolution of the Biscione logo
  • Story behind the Trefoil “face”
Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with unsurpassed 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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110 Years of Alfa Romeo


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As Alfa Romeo celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2020, discover and relive the brand's signature moments, from its first car in 1910 and first F1 championship in 1950 to this year's limited-edition Giulia GTA and the Tonale concept crossover.
 

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Alfa Romeo Museum Fact Sheet
110 Years of Automotive History


June 17, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Located in Arese, on the outskirts of Milan, the Alfa Romeo Museum is a true brand center that houses more than 200 historical vehicles, the Documentation Center, artifacts and a test track for dynamic activities. The museum offers modern amenities to welcome visitors with every comfort: from the restaurant to the store, from the private event spaces to the sales showroom, the Alfa Romeo Museum is a link between the past, present and future of the brand. The museum will reopen its doors on June 24, 2020, for the 110th anniversary celebration of the Alfa Romeo brand.

HISTORY
  • In the 1960s, a company museum was built inside Alfa Romeo’s Arese headquarters, where the house of the Biscione had moved after leaving the Portello site in Milan
  • Inaugurated on December 18, 1976, the museum for decades was structured as the company’s private collection, which could only be visited by appointment
  • In 2011, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage submitted it for protection as a place of historical interest
  • After remaining closed for a while, the museum reopened to the public on June 24, 2015, following a major work of restructuring and redevelopment performed under the direction of Architect Benedetto Camerana from Studio Camerana & Partners
  • The reopening took place on the day of the world premiere of the new Giulia, the symbol of Alfa Romeo's relaunch
  • The "new" Alfa Romeo Museum is now a place where 110 years of heritage closely intertwine with the history of Italy, narrated and explained to an audience from more than 120 countries
CONCEPT BEHIND THE EXHIBITION
About 70 cars are on permanent public display. They have marked not only the evolution of the brand, but the very history of automobiles.

Notable vehicles include:
  • The first car branded A.L.F.A., the 24 HP
  • The Tipo P2, which became World Champion in 1925
  • The Alfettas 158 and 159 that won the first two Formula 1 titles in history
  • The 8C 2900 B "Le Mans"
  • The red Duetto spider made famous by the film "The Graduate"
  • The legendary 33 Stradale
The essence of the brand is condensed into three thematic areas:
  • Timeline – represents the brand’s industrial continuity
  • Bellezza (Beauty) – combines style, design and lifestyle
  • Velocitá (Speed) – a synthesis of technology, sportiness and driving pleasure
THE STRUCTURE
  • The museum layout underlines the identity traits that belong to Alfa Romeo's DNA
  • The DNA is depicted in an evocative light installation that crosses the building vertically: lights, words and stylistic signs that come to life in a show with a descending helicoidal movement to symbolize the brand’s stylistic continuity and technological consistency over time
  • The building has a red canopy that crosses the entire complex and traces the route from the parking lot to the museum – a red ribbon that leads visitors to the beginning of the exhibition itinerary
  • The canopy is clearly visible from the motorway in its "Alfa red" color and is the symbol of the rebirth of the museum
THE COLLECTION
In addition to the cars on permanent display, the museum's historical collection includes:
  • 150 additional cars
  • Dozens of automotive, aeronautical and marine engines
  • Hundreds of models, trophies, art objects and accessories
  • An airplane
  • A racing motorboat
  • Even a gas cooker
All of these items, which are kept in a dedicated space that can be visited by appointment, constitute an extraordinary treasure that allows the museum to organize temporary theme-based exhibitions, which periodically alternate in the museum foyer and corridors.

These additional vehicles also allow the Alfa Romeo Museum to participate in external events, both static and dynamic, as well as national and international fairs and collaboration with other museums, including the possibility of occasionally loaning cars to particularly significant exhibitions.

ACTIVITIES
To meet the needs of enthusiasts, the museum also organizes a series of in-depth feature events, including:
  • Backstage – Monthly appointments to enhance the history of the brand by exhibiting and studying rare specimens not usually shown to the public
  • Open Bonnets – For a whole weekend, all cars in the museum are displayed with open bonnets, so visitors get the exceptional opportunity to admire the mechanics, the very "heart" of Alfa Romeo vehicles
  • Formula 1 Grand Prix Live Screenings – Held in an auditorium with maxi screen specially set up to welcome fans in a real "Alfa Romeo grandstand"
Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 

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A Historic Celebration: 110 Years of Alfa Romeo
  • Today, Alfa Romeo officially celebrates its 110th birthday, reopening the doors to its historic museum in Arese
  • Visitors will have access to areas of the museum previously concealed from public view, featuring an additional 150 cars, plus trophies, artwork and engines
  • “Alfa Romeo in Uniform,” a new section dedicated to the cars of the carabinieri – the national police force of Italy – will be unveiled
  • The new limited-edition Giulia GTA makes its first public appearance
  • Exclusive video content unveils private areas of the museum, including “Storage” and “Archive” sections
  • Enthusiasts can join the celebration online via this link at 9:30 a.m. EDT
  • Festivities at the museum will continue until Sunday, June 28, with extra visiting hours


June 24, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - To commemorate a milestone that very few automakers can match, Alfa Romeo today celebrates its 110th anniversary, reopening the doors to its historic museum in Arese, Italy, while following all current health and safety guidelines. The brand invites fans from around the world to see new sections of the museum, enjoy exclusive video content and join the celebratory festivities online.

Alfa Romeo Museum, the hub of the celebrations
Located in Arese, on the outskirts of Milan, the Alfa Romeo Museum is a true brand center that houses more than 200 historical vehicles, making it the natural venue to celebrate the brand’s 110th anniversary. As a special gift to all the “Alfisti” fans around the world, Alfa Romeo now opens the museum’s previously private collection storage areas to the public, inviting visitors to enjoy an additional 150 cars, plus trophies, artwork, and engines for road, air and marine mobility. The collection is divided into 18 themed zones, ranging from the brand's earliest cars, such as the 20/30 ES, to Formula racers, with Formula 1 and Formula Indy models among them.

Further highlights of the collection include:
  • Concept cars, such as the Caimano and Protéo
  • Prototypes, such as the Scrabble and Sprint 6C
  • Historic sports model RLs, Vittorio Jano's 6Cs and more recent racing and road cars
Last but not least, the collection houses notable powertrains, including the 4C 1500 from the 1930s and the Formula 1 Turbo 415Ts.

A story linked to a nation
As part of the celebrations, the museum unveils the new “Alfa Romeo in Uniform” section, dedicated to the cars of the carabinieri, the national police force of Italy, as a testament to the historic relationship between Alfa Romeo and the police force, which has long enlisted Alfa Romeo’s most significant models. From the carabinieri's 1900 M "Matta" that won its category in the 1951 Mille Miglia to the legendary Giulia, the most iconic of the “Gazzella” models, plus the 75, the Alfetta Alfa 90 and a rare Giulia Giardinetta, the museum’s new “Alfa in Uniform” section tells the story of the cars, the trims and the eras that have marked Italian history.

A historical acronym for the future: GTA
The new limited-edition Giulia GTA, conceived for the brand's 110th anniversary and confirmed to be sold in Europe, makes its public debut in Arese. From a technical point of view and in terms of concept, the new Giulia GTA is inspired by the Giulia GTA of 1965. Developed by Alfa Romeo’s racing arm Autodelta, the 1965 “Gran Turismo Alleggerita” (GTA) was based on the Giulia Sprint GT that racked up sporting successes worldwide.

The new Giulia GTA is based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio and is fitted with a more powerful version of the 2.9 V-6 bi-turbo engine with 540 hp. With its extensive use of ultra-light materials, it benefits from a weight reduction of 220 lbs (100 kg), achieving a best-in-class weight/power ratio of 6.2 lbs/hp (2.82 kg/hp). Additionally, specific technical solutions have been developed for other aspects, namely aerodynamics, alignment and handling.

“A Tour of 110 Years”
The brand is offering a virtual tour of the museum through a series of videos produced to commemorate this remarkable event. Titled “A Tour of 110 Years,” the video series includes:
  1. An introduction, offering a panoramic view of the museum
  2. The Timeline concept, describing the brand’s industrial continuity
  3. The Beauty area, combining style, design and lifestyle
  4. The Speed section, a summation of technology, competitive spirit and driving pleasure
  5. An exclusive view of the Storage area, featuring a collection of vehicles and artifacts previously unseen by the public
  6. An overview of the Archive, showcasing photographs, videos, technical drawings, sketches and production records
Passionate participation
Alfa Romeo is inviting all fans, from die-hard “Alfisti” fans to casual enthusiasts, to join the festivities at the museum via the brand’s official social media channels at this link. For those able to visit the museum in Arese in person, Alfa Romeo has organized the direct involvement of clubs, visitors and enthusiasts, inviting fans to participate in several activities, including parades on the museum’s internal track. All activities will be conducted following current sanitization and safety guidelines.

Farina and Fangio to Räikkönen and Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo was the manufacturer that won the very first Grand Prix race and the inaugural edition of the Formula 1 Championship in 1950, with Nino Farina on board an Alfa Romeo Gran Premio Tipo 158 "Alfetta." That triumph was repeated in 1951 by Juan Manuel Fangio in the Alfetta 159. This goal to obtain the ultimate motor racing prize continues, so it’s only fitting that today features special greetings from Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 drivers – world champion Kimi Räikkönen and rising Italian talent Antonio Giovinazzi.

Three exceptional travel companions join Alfa Romeo
Swiss luxury watch company Eberhard & Co. is strengthening its bond with Alfa Romeo by creating a new limited-edition chronograph to pay tribute to the 110th anniversary. A unique timepiece, the chronograph is designed to encompass all the technical and stylistic content long seen in Eberhard & Co. products, with the same sporty and glamorous appeal as Alfa Romeo’s models.

Italian bicycle manufacturer Compagnia Ducale’s contribution is the Alfa Romeo 110th Anniversary e-MTB, an electric mountain bike that combines strength and sportiness with the comfort of assisted pedaling. Its athletic feel is reflected in the tech specs – a powerful yet quiet 500-watt battery, fully integrated into the frame – and in the striking livery created jointly with the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, the brand’s in-house design and construction office.

AUDES Group is the official licensee for Alfa Romeo apparel, a partnership that begins with a collection to celebrate the brand's 110th birthday. AUDES Group – the official clothing licensee – designs, produces and distributes its Alfa Romeo-branded collection worldwide.

Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.
 
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