Alfa Romeo, the renowned Italian marque known for building models with passione and bellezza, is planning on switching over to an entirely rear-wheel drive model lineup over the next few years. Huzzah! The driver wins again.
Over the past couple of years Alfa Romeo has developed the nasty habit of selling re-branded front-wheel drive Fiat hatchbacks as their own cars. Don't get me wrong, the MiTo and the Giulietta aren't bad, but they're not exactly the stylish and sporty Alfa racers of old. Now, though, Fiat Group boss Sergio Marchionne (he of "wop engine" fame) wants to push Alfa more into the Maserati sphere of influence, according to CAR. Since the stated goal is to bring more driving pleasure to the whole lineup, you won't hear any criticism from me about that.