The plan for the new Alfa Romeo mid-size SUV which is scheduled to be built at Chrysler Toledo factory has been cancelled. This new Alfa Romeo SUV is supposed to be sold by 2014 and is intended to replace the Jeep Liberty. The CEO of Fiat and Chrysler and Fiat Group Sergio Marchionne announces at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show that the crisis in Europe has forced the Group to examine if it is necessary to launch a new vehicle. The new model 4C is now scheduled to arrive by mid-2013. It is a baby version of the 8C. A few 8Cs have been sold through Maserati dealerships in the U.S these past few years. The 4C will be a rear-wheel drive, low volume coupe with a carbon fiber body and a 250-hpturbocharged, 1.8 liter direct-injection, 4-cylinder engine. In addition, the arrival of Alfa Romeo's Giulietta, a compact hatchback, in the U.S. will be on 2014 instead of next year. The 3 designs of Giulia, a mid-size sedan, have been rejected by CEO Marchionne for some reasons. The sedan and wagon will most likely debut now in 2014. The Sedan was originally scheduled by the last quarter of 2013 followed by the wagon in the first quarter of 2014. The sedan and wagon are to be built in U.S. and will be exported to Europe. The Giulia will be based on a version of Fiat’s new compact platform, called the CUSW, which stands for Compact U.S. Wide. A large rear-drive sedan is also expected to debut in 2014.

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