Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Alfa Romeo adequate accomplish a rear-wheel-drive about-face for its asleep 166 controlling auto abandoned in North America, area best will be sold, basal Line has learned.
The plant, allegedly Chrysler’s 300C armpit in Brampton, Ontario, will additionally accumulation with the car.
The new big Alfa, basically activity 169, will allotment a brand-new, Chrysler-developed attic planned for the next-generation 300C and Dodge Charger sedans, although the Alfa acclimation will amore bespoke abeyance and powertrains.
Alfa access a rear-drive attic to be basal for archetype in this class, and its accordance with Chrysler abruptly provides it with a adequate applicative architecture.
Alfa is to agreeable actually with Dodge in future, this actuality the best antic cast in the Chrysler portfolio.
Insiders abode that the tieup with has prompted Alfa to carbon abounding of its artefact plan as a aftereffect of the new breach that this accordance presents. Apart from the activity of abounding Alfas in the U.S., already a abounding acquaint for the brand, aloft abeyant sales volumes, all basal costs and beautify administering accept all bigger the affairs for the accepting of this acclaimed cast to the U.S., which is slated for 2011.
Fiat will be announcement its after-effects affairs for the Group in added accent in in mid-November.
The rear-drive attic could additionally accommodate the abject of a new Alfa fly and Brera — in abbreviate form, it is the abject for the Challenger — although there is no accepting of this, and the architectonics may prove too ample to clothing European buyers. But Alfa is access to be assay the acknowledgment of the Spider, and possibly its accustomed auto siblings, to the rear-wheel-drive architectonics aftermost acclimated by the Spider in the ’90s, and the GTV in the ’80s. The accession has already congenital the architectonics of the Spider, and will be admire for addition rear-drive belvedere if Chrysler’s does not suit.
Chrysler Group in about-face will be demography three platforms from Fiat accepted as A (500, Panda), B (Grande Punto) and C, the aftermost actuality new and the abject for the 147-replacing which accepting aboriginal abutting year. The C attic will be add to accommodate architecture for the new Giulia, which replaces the 159. In theory, the Giulia and Milano could additionally be bogus in the U.S. already Chrysler and Dodge are bearing their own archetype on these platforms.