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Updated 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Planned

The car that brought the Alfa Romeo brand back to the U.S. is allegedly getting a refresh next year. Along with the refresh will be the death of the manual transmission in the 4C as well.  The mostly carbon fiber sports car looks attractive, but journalists have cited the car's quirky handling and steering attributes. This feedback has motivated Alfa…

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Texas Auto Writers Vote Ford F-150 Truck of Texas; Volvo and Alfa Romeo Take Top Honors in 2017
Truck of Texas 2018 Ford F-150

With the help of two curious emus, Texas-based auto scribes took to the dusty trails of Longhorn River Ranch to evaluate the industry's newest trucks and crossovers. After two days and 321 collective hours of drive time, three vehicles emerged with top honors at the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo: SUV of Texas, the Volvo XC60; CUV…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Due In 2018

Alfa Romeo's resurgence plan is set to continue with a two-door variant of the Giulia sedan, set to arrive in 2018. While we've known for some time now that additional variants of the sedan were planned, given this is FCA, timing has been unknown.  This is one of those future product cases in which many of the details are known…

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Alfa Romeo Head Blames Software For Glitchy Giulia

Alfa Romeo isn't noted for its quality. So when journalists start seeing bugs, glitches and other problems with the hot new Giulia, it's a big problem. Last week Road And Track published their experience with the Giulia, a car that was overheating after one lap on a small road course; sentiments echoed by other journalists' experience with the new Italian…

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Alfa Romeo Prices Stelvio SUV

Alfa Romeo's quest to recapture American hearts continues with the Stelvio SUV, which now has a price tag. Today Alfa Romeo announced a starting price of $41,995 for the Stelvio in base form. That price excludes a $995 destination charge. In base format the Stelvio comes handsomely equipped with bi-Xenon headlights, a flat-bottom steering wheel, dual exhaust outlets and a…

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Marchionne: Next Fiat 500 Will Get Mild Hybrid

Small displacement diesel engines are dead. At least that's the assertion made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne in an interview with UK publication AutoExpress. The executive went on to confirm plans for a mild hybrid version of next Fiat 500 mini car. More specifically, the next 500 is apparently slated to gain a 48-volt hybrid power system. The…

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Plans for Alfa Romeo Giulia Sportwagon Cancelled

Alfa Romeo enthusiasts looking forward to a Giulia estate will no doubt be disappointed with word that development plans for the Sportwagon have been cancelled. Speaking to Car Magazine, Alfa manufacturing chief Alfredo Altavilla indicated that the Italian automaker elected not to move forward with the Giulia Sportwagon and instead will appeal to that market with its Stelvio SUV. The…

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Maserati Recalling Close to 40,000 Vehicles in U.S. for Defects That Could Lead to Fires

Maserati North America Inc. will be issuing two recall notices affecting more than 39,381 vehicles for defects that could potentially produce fires. According to documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first recall involves 39,381 2014-2017 Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models. Making adjustments to the positioning of the front seats in these vehicles may cause the seating…

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