The Italian automaker recently postponed the Giulia’s US market launch – a report talked about crash test issues, but the company refutes the publication’s story.
Let’s call it for what it is – the Alfa Romeo brand is the Achilles’ heel for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after trying to restart it over and over again. And now when the stars seemed to have finally aligned with a beautiful model (Giulia) in tow, disaster is looming. The FCA group during its latest financial update decided to push back the brand’s plans and cut its financing and now a recent report is allegedly shedding some light on the six month delayed market launch of the first resurrection model. According to suppliers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles the model failed to pass in-house front, side, and rear crash tests – meaning the sedan had to be treated to an “extensive re-engineering” program that led to the market launch delay.
Meanwhile another publication has contacted Alfa Romeo to comment on the story and found out the brand is dismissing the report entirely – with a company spokesperson calling it “not accurate or representative at all.” He went on to say the US-Spec Giulia will start rolling off the assembly lines towards the end of the second quarter in Quadrifoglio guise.