It seems that Alfa Romeo is preparing a new model, this time a replacement for the current 159. The model was called Giulia, but it might not be the final name. At the beginning of the Alfa Romeo 159, the carmaker did not have to struggle with sales and it did not have to compare the model with the German BMW or Mercedes-Benz in the executive sedan market. Things are a little different now and so, the Italians must increase sales if they do not want any trouble. One of the plans involves Chrysler and a new version of the 159 model, Giulia. The car will be introduced in Europe, China and of course, the North American customers will also have it close. Unfortunately there are no available details yet on the model, but together with the incredible 4C concept, Alfa will also release the Giulia on the US market.
The new model might use the platform used by Dodge Dart, that itself has as base the smaller Giulietta, but with a longer wheelbase and a rumored independent rear suspension. If this is the case, the car will be a front-wheel drive model, but the carmaker might offer the possibility of AWD. We are not sure if it is such a great idea, especially coming from a company that became well known for its RWD models. It is not so good if they want to rival the Bavarian BMW in the sporty sedan segment. In terms of power-train, the specialists offer a 1.4-liter MultiAir capable of developing 120 BHP, an improved version of the 1.75-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit and also a new MultiAir version of the Pentastar petrol V6.
This last one might not be offered for the European customers. On the other hand, different European markets will also get a range of turbocharged diesel engines developed by Fiat.
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