Alfa Romeo 4C likely coming to U.S. in 2013
Fiat has announced that Maserati will begin building the Alfa Romeo 4C at their Modena, Italy plant where it builds its flagship GranTurismo coupe and convertible models. Production of the 4C is expected to begin in May of next year. The production of the sports car concept that made it debut in Geneva, is likely to mark Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. As reported by Motor Authority, Maserati estimates it will build up to 2,500 units of the small lightweight sports car annually.
In addition to announcing the production plans of the new Alfa Romeo 4C, Maserati plans to ramp up its operations and will build up to 50,000 of its own trident-badged cars by 2015, an increase of 10 times the cars it currently builds. Maserati says it will launch three new models over the next 24 months, including a new Quattroporte sedan, followed by a sporty sedan similar in size to the BMW 5-Series, and a luxury SUV patterned after the Kubang concept and will feature a Jeep Grand Cherokee drivetrain.