If you see a small, slick sports car flying down the road, it could be the new Alfa Romeo 4c. This new model is among the surge of Italian cars making its way back to the U.S. after a nearly 30 year hiatus. In the last few years the U.S. has seen an increase in Italian automobiles on roadways across the country. This is due in part to the return of FIAT, which brought with it a number of new, more affordable models to add to its Ferraris and Maseratis, which were already being sold in the U.S. before the Italian automaker’s return.
What Made FIAT Leave the U.S.?
FIAT was first introduced to the United States back in 1908, with the first plant opening in Poughkeepsie, NY. However, pressure from the first World War soon caused the plant to close. FIAT had a resurgence in the early 70s