Fiat announced plans today to give Ferrari six new models and Maserati a new entry-level M5-rival, all by 2014. The U.S. is also getting some Alfa Romeos starting in 2012 — including the MiTo. Here's the full stack of plans.
Fiat announced a massive restructuring plan today. Luca di Montezemolo is out, John Elkann is in and the company's automotive and industrial divisions are separating. But you don't care about any of that, you care about awesome new cars. here's what we're getting.
Here's Ferrari and Maserati's plan:
Ferrari 458 Spider: A convertible version of the 458 due in 2011.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (F151): All-new version of the V12 four-seater. Expect a hybrid version based on the Ferrari 599 Hy-KERS concept and a new name.
Enzo: An all-new range-topping hypercar with limited production and probably a direct-injection twin-turbo V8. "Active Aerodynamics" could also be used, such a system pumps air through the car's body to control airflow, decreasing drag and increasing downforce.
599 GTB (F152): An all-new two-seater V12. Again, expect a new name.
California M: A major facelift for Ferrari's front-engined V8.
458 Scuderia: A hardcore track version of the Ferrari 458 in the vein of the F430 Scuderia; less weight, more power.
Quattroporte: An all-new model that needs to better compete with a wide range of cars including the BMW 7-series and the Porsche Panamera.
E-Segment: Read "M5 rival." An all-new, smaller Maserati the size of a 5-series and intended to achieve large sales numbers.
Here's the Alfa/Fiat/Lancia/Jeep plan and details of the US-bound Alfas:
5-door MiTo (2013): Alfa's great little hot hatch is getting refreshed in 2012 and a five-door version (four doors and a hatch) is being added for the next year. It's that version which will be coming to the states. Tiny, fun-to-drive Italian hatchback? Yes please.
Giulietta (2014): Italy's rival to the VW Golf or Ford Focus, the Alfa adds hot Italian styling and sharp handling to the practical family hatch archetype.
Giulia (2012): The replacement for the 159, which is an Audi A4-rival. We're getting both the sedan and the wagon!
Spider (2013): Previewed by the Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta, the Spider will be a sexy two-seat roadster.
SUVs (2012 and 2014): Worryingly, two of Alfa's first new products will be boring SUVs. Expect some sort of lame Chrysler underpinnings.