Volkswagen AG would be interested in purchasing Alfa Romeo from Fiat S.p.A. should the brand become available to buy, Automobilwoche reported, citing an unidentified high-ranking Volkswagen manager.
According to the same source, Alfa Romeo could support Volkswagen’s growth strategy
However on the same time, Fiat spokesman Richard Gadeselli didn’t return calls from Bloomberg seeking comment. VW spokesman Michael Brendel said the Wolfsburg, Germany-based carmaker doesn’t comment on market rumors.
Various rumors say that Walter de’ Silva, VW’s head of design, is trying to persuade Martin Winterkorn, VW’s CEO, to buy Alfa Romeo, which he believe it will be a valuable addition to the Group.
VW aims to introduce an Alfa Romeo branded sports model, saloon and coupe based on its BlueSport concept. Even more interesting is the fact that the Alfa Romeo 8C will be built on the same platform as the Audi R8.
Volkswagen recently bought Porsche, Suzuki and MAN.