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    Is this going to be the Future for Fiat here?

    Just receive my October edition of Car and Driver. New cars for 2020. Under Fiat, the car manufacturers. The 500 is dead, as we all know. Fiat keeps, the poor selling 500L. That’s crazy.

    This Fiat article was on the last page of the magazine. Could this be the new sedan, and small SUV’s. That save the Fiat brand here? Only concept drawings. Is there a new EV, on the way? Sorry, the image a little blurred. Shot the photo, on my lap real quick.


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    The pic at the bottom looks like the Suzuki Jimny, and I'd be interested in one of those since we can't get the Jimny isn the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger63 View Post
    The pic at the bottom looks like the Suzuki Jimny, and I'd be interested in one of those since we can't get the Jimny isn the US.
    Agreed, I'd be very interested as well, with a small turbo diesel- or even better; an ecodiesel.. I'll keep dreaming

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    I wouldn't buy one, but I'd love to see a FIAT Jimny. FCA is well poised to make one, and it might actually make sense to release it under FIAT instead of Jeep due to the price point and potential cannibalization of 2-door Wrangler sales. (do people still buy the "good" Wrangler?)

    I don't like the FIAT 300. As much as I want to like it, I'm not a 3-box-sedan guy.

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    After seeing loads on the roads in Italy this month, I'm still perplexed why the Alfa Giulietta hasn't been brought over - complete competition for the Mazda 3 / VW Golf / Hyundai Veloster buyers, and there are plenty of those. Whatever they have to do to modify it, legalize it, update it, do it. American's want mid to premium sporty, not low-end budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanoaf View Post
    Agreed, I'd be very interested as well, with a small turbo diesel- or even better; an ecodiesel.. I'll keep dreaming
    I am willing to bet that if the Jimny was modified to conform to American safety standards, it'll be so heavy and bulky that they'll have to put a bigger engine in it just to be drive-able.
    I think it's also little too small to even fit safety equipment for American standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvmaster View Post
    After seeing loads on the roads in Italy this month, I'm still perplexed why the Alfa Giulietta hasn't been brought over - complete competition for the Mazda 3 / VW Golf / Hyundai Veloster buyers, and there are plenty of those. Whatever they have to do to modify it, legalize it, update it, do it. American's want mid to premium sporty, not low-end budget.
    FCA registered the name in the US, so maybe they are waiting for the 2020 Giulietta RWD. Hopefully it'll release as a Dodge because Alfa dealers are rare. In the past there was talk about phasing it in to replace the Dart... but I think FCA was hoping 500 sales would pick up w/o Dart in competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvmaster View Post
    After seeing loads on the roads in Italy this month, I'm still perplexed why the Alfa Giulietta hasn't been brought over - complete competition for the Mazda 3 / VW Golf / Hyundai Veloster buyers, and there are plenty of those. Whatever they have to do to modify it, legalize it, update it, do it. American's want mid to premium sporty, not low-end budget.


    Below are a couple of posts from the past on why the Giulietta wasn't brought over. This is direct from the high level sources.

    They can't spend tons of money upgrading a car that is old and put it into our market that is filled with brand new cutting edge designs. It wasn't Alfa's comeback car. It costs a billion dollars to make a new platform and one million cars have to be sold to make that profitable.

    Whatever happens in the future, it would be a huge letdown if Alfa brought over a lukewarm product, especially after the rebirth with Giulia. I'm a bigtime Alfa guy (I've owned a GTV6 for something like 35 years) and would love to see Giulietta's and Mitos here, but the cars need to be at the top of the segment where they belong. The old Fiat derived stuff doesn't cut it anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiat500USA View Post
    Here's the deal with the Giulietta. While it is a cool car, it was felt the interior wasn't up to our standards according to my company sources (remember, the 500 we got was substantially upgraded and re-engineered over the European car at a costs of many many millions of dollars). The interior was eventually revamped but by that time the car was really old.


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    Fiat learned about launching a new brand into the market with the 500. They need to get the distribution right. Having the 4C launch prematurely is not in the cards, not to mention the other Alfa models are still up in the air. This is their last chance, and they want to get it right. When they are ready, they'll need the top performing Fiat dealers to help them achieve the sales numbers Marchionne is envisioning, so the (good) dealers should take heart in that.

    The previous Alfa's were simply not suited for the US market. Talking to my sources inside the company earlier in the year, for example, they said the Giulietta is a nice car, but was let down by the interior furnishings. The Brera, which I would love to have, is nice, but they felt was too heavy. I've owned an Alfa GTV6 for almost 30 years and love Alfas, but I don't want them to fail here. I've been telling everyone I know at the company since 2009 that they need to pull out all the stops and come up with a masterpiece. My suggestion was they should go down the hallway to Ferrari and tap into their knowledge base, and if I were Elkann, I would move into a condo and spend the money so the Fiat Group could crush VW (like it used to). As it is, now all new technology from the Group is to be introduced through Alfa Romeo, so that is a good start. I have high hopes for the new Giulia, so I think the wait will be worth it.
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    That's true. I like the sound of the redesigned RWD Giulietta... a bold move on FCA's part. We'll have to see if they live up to the name. (The EU version sounds under powered for their price point.)

    I love the looks of the green car. The Corsa was a great looking car and that one does a nice job of recreating it.

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