New Alfa Romeo Spider Being Considered

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Pininfarina Alfa Romeo spider concept teaser

Pininfarina Alfa Romeo spider concept teaser

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Alfa Romeo's Duetto Spider may have shot to fame in the 1967 film The Graduate, but even this Hollywood endorsement couldn't stop the car from being axed in 1993. Previous Alfa Romeo CEO Luca de Meo has hinted at bringing back the iconic Alfa Romeo Spider in the past, and according to new report a new generation of the Spider is being formulated as part of a revitalization program for the automaker’s aging fleet.

All is not well, however, as there has been a freeze put on Alfa Romeo’s future plans until a review of the brand is completed in April. If the review is unsuccessful, there’s a chance the recently revealed Giulietta hatchback will be the last Alfa Romeo ever produced.

Part of the expanding Fiat Group, Alfa Romeo has suffered massive losses for the past couple of years and managed to sell just 110,000 cars last year-- almost half of what it sold in 2000.

The drum up excitement for the brand, Alfa Romeo is preparing to unveil three striking concept cars at next month’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show: a new coupe previewing a replacement for the Brera, a sedan previewing the replacement for the 159 and a convertible concept for a possible new Spider.

Pininfarina will be responsible for the styling of the Spider, which we saw an official teaser of last week.

If given the green light, it would likely be built on Fiat Group’s versatile C-Evo platform and be available in both front- and all-wheel drive configurations with a range of fuel-efficient Multiair engines.


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Comments (3)
  1. Look for a Dodge version of this roadster if it is to be produced. Buy spreading the developmental and manufacturing costs over two distinct brands, it makes the business rational more compelling. This could be the Dodge Demon everyone has been clamoring for in an affordable shared platform.

  2. "Alfa Romeo's Duetto Spider may have shot to fame in the 1967 film The Graduate, but even this Hollywood endorsement couldn't stop the car from being axed in 1993."
    Huh? That was merely the 1st Gen Spider.
    It was replaced with the 916 Series Spider produced from 1995 to 2006, which was itself replaced by current the Brera-based Spider.

  3. Alfa Romeo, need two things in my opinion. First, it needs a much sporty character. The differences between how a Punto or a Bravo versus a MiTo about how they drive are marginal. Bigger differentiation between products is an absolute must.Second, Alfa Romeo needs improvement in materials' quality. The first thing I noticed from a few hours with a MiTo was that the interior and exterior details' quality was crap. The first thing you touch in a car is the door handle. It's the cheapest plastic door handle I have ever seen!

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