Alfa Romeo Giulia in the US in 2012

Chrysler and Fiat will launch several models in the United States in the next few years, with the 500 projected to be the only model to be sold under the Fiat badge. As you might have guessed, the Alfa Romeo brand will arrive in the States as well but up until now, nobody knew for sure which were the models to be offered to Americans. Some people said the MiTo or the new Milano are favorite to head to the US but Alfa Romeo’s CEO Sergio Cravero today decided to set the record straight a little bit.

In an interview for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Cravero said that Giulia will come in 2012 as such a sedan would be more appropriate for the United States, mostly because local buyers are still ignoring small cars in spite of the falling market.

Furthermore, the Giulia will also share the platform with another sedan to be manufacturer and sold by Chrysler but it's still unclear what would be the model to be launched by the US-based carmaker.

"The Giulia is a car that could be the most interesting for the US market,"
Cravero told Bloomberg News back in August. "We need to build cars together with Chrysler that have an Alfa Romeo soul. We have to find a solution that makes sense economically. We can't wait 10 years to see results."

Cravero said that Alfa Romeo wants to sell around 250,000 units a year. Besides the Giulia saloon, Alfa Romeo will also bring an SUV plus a larger sedan that will be developed in collaboration with Chrysler, he added.
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