Dont like this they are putting Alfa,Abarth and Maserati in one group and Lancia and Chrysler in the other.Seems like less investment and no 169.Poor as Alfas situation is it lookls like the end for poor Lancia and its glorious history
It has been done before. Remember Ford's Premium Auto Group (Volvo, Jaguar, etc)?
Lancia not sporty? what about the Integrale to name but one.I'll put another slant on this. I think it makes perfect sense to put the sporting marques together under one business unit with Abaarth doing 'hot hatches', Alfa occupying the middle range saloons and coupes then Maserati nudging up into the exotica. Don't think it spells the end at all - in fact could be the start of a new era (hopefully)
I'm another that has to agree with this. They've already got the platforms and designers. More importantly, they've got the resources, the money!The best thing that could happen to Alfa is for VW is buy the brand and fashion a range of sporting models above Seat so Alfa is to Seat what Audi is to VW.
Totally agree. We need Alfa Romeo to escape from the Fiat Group idiots. As you say Jano very unlikely, but if VW were to get hold of Alfa, how exciting would that be? Got to be far better than where we are at the moment.I share the same view as Spider aktiv, VW have De Meo, De Silva and Eggar which all came from Alfa.
Between the three of them they have the talent and the Cuore Sportivo to get the brand back on line and with the structure that exists with VW Alfa can finally flourish.
Wishful thinking, but I cannot see it becoming a reality.
De silva who left on bad terms from Alfa can finally get his own back and show Fiat they they have messing around for too long with Alfa.