Alfa's boss expects the firm to increase its sales fivefold over the next four years

Alfa Romeo CEO Harald Wester expects the firm to meet or even exceed its target of a fivefold increase in global sales over the next four years.

By 2014, Alfa Romeo hopes to be selling 500,000 units a year; in 2009, it sold just over 100,000 units.

Wester told Auto News Europe that the ambitious growth in sales will likely be helped by a number of new model launches in the next four years.

He said the Mito is to get a five-door variant, while the 159 saloon and estate are being replaced by the Giulia. The Giulietta, replacing the 147, reaches showrooms in July.

A new Spider, and two SUVs are also planned, according to Wester.

Wester hopes that new, closer ties with Chrysler following its purchase by Fiat in 2009 will also help Alfa to capitalise on economies of scale within the new partnership.

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30 June 2010

Has he been sniffing glue?

30 June 2010

[quote Autocar]Mito is to get a five-door variant[/quote] [quote Autocar]two SUVs are also planned[/quote] [quote Autocar]closer ties with Chrysler[/quote] Nice plan Mr Wester! Better kill Alfa off, than this humiliation from Fiat...

30 June 2010

Got to be good news for VW and Ford as im sure the breakdown companies will need a bigger fleet of vehicles to meet demand!

30 June 2010

Good news and I'm sure they will achieve this goal because H.Wester is not talking in vain. I'm happy for that because it will give Alfa potential to go more independent from FIAT,so nobody will scrub her nose for low profits. After that they could go further and be what we all want : 1.Get RWD 2.Be LIGHT,FAST and FURIOUS 3. Get some RACING Alfa, Tourist class, and hopefully F1 one day! And ....GOOD LUCK, CARA MIA!!!

30 June 2010

[quote andrepaul999]

Got to be good news for VW and Ford as im sure the breakdown companies will need a bigger fleet of vehicles to meet demand!

[/quote]

do you mean Honda And Toyota? you will find that Ford and VW fair worse in the reliability surveys

30 June 2010

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

No hang on.... I'm alright.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Hoo hoo hoo hooo!

30 June 2010

and Italy will win the World Cup.

and BP will be awarded a special Nobel prize for outstanding environmental protection.

and Gordon Brown will be knighted for services to financial prudence.

And then Herr Wester woke up.

30 June 2010

Hilarious!

That's almost like saying people buy German cars because they are enthusiasts and know which end they are driven by!

30 June 2010

[quote Bogwoppit]

Hilarious!

[/quote]Possibly not.[quote Bogwoppit]

That's almost like saying people buy German cars because they are enthusiasts and know which end they are driven by!

[/quote]Now we know this is true and extremely funny.

30 June 2010

april fools was ages ago

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