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Alfa Romeo to resume US sales by mid-2012

Alfa Romeo will soon resume selling cars in the US following nearly two decades without representation.
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Owner Fiat plans to return the sporty Italian brand to the US market by 2012 with CEO Sergio Machionne telling Autonews that:

"I’m a lot more confident now that Alfa Romeo will reconstitute a product offering that is acceptable globally, and more in particular in the United States and Canada,"There is a strong likelihood that the brand will be back here within the next 24 months."

It's believed Alfa Romeo's 159-replacing Giulia sedan and wagon models will be first to hit US shores, hopefully by mid-2012.

An Alfa Romeo model based on Chrysler's next-generation 300 (the replacement to the 300C) is then expected to follow sometime in 2013.