It comes as no surprise following FCA’s recent announcements on it’s 5 year plan, including a new GTV and 8C for Alfa Romeo but the 4c Coupe, the slow-selling mid-engined car has been cut from the lineup for next year, as it stands the 4C Coupe is dead with only the Spider living on, for now.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reportedly made the decision to discontinue the Alfa Romeo 4C coupe, forcing determined customers into the more-expensive, removable-roof Spider model from the 2019 model year onward, according to Motor Autority. That outlet says the decision to axe the coupe from the Alfa Romeo 4C lineup was confirmed by Product Manager Danny Pritt, who says that the base price for the 4C Spider is also set to rise for 2019, meaning the price of entry is set to climb pretty steeply.
No official reason has been given for the decision to effectively drop half of the Alfa Romeo 4C lineup, but with the announcement recently of a Giulia-based Alfa Romeo GTV Coupe on the way within the next couple of years, Alfa’s decision to get rid of the 4C coupe could be seen as a means for the marque to make room for the new offering so as to avoid cannibalizing sales – even if the GTV is expected to be an entirely different sort of car, with more space, more heft, and far more horsepower.
As well as the forthcoming GTV, Alfa fans also have a new 8C to look forward too, seen as a direct competitor to the Porsche 911, it could well be the perfect car to headline the Italian brand.
*excerts courtesy FCA