Alfa Romeo's return to North America has been delayed at least a half year partly because Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is not satisfied with the design of the cars that will lead the brand's comeback in the crucial market, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Automotive News Europe.
The delay also is a serious blow to Alfa in Europe because without the Giulia mid-sized sedan and station wagon the automaker will have one of the weakest premium brand lineups in Europe.
Alfa parent Fiat S.p.A. has pushed back the arrival of the Giulia models to mid-2013 from late 2012, the sources said. They blamed the delay on manufacturing and styling issues with the cars, adding that Marchionne was not pleased with proposals he has seen from Alfa's creative team in Turin.
Built around Edelbrock's reputation of bolt-on performance carburetors, the Edelbrock 94 two barrel carburetor provides nostalgic and period correct hot rods and restorations with the most accurate and best performing solution on the market. The Edelbrock 94 features a die-cast bowl and air horn with an aluminum 3-bolt base. It features an extended throttle shaft to make it easier to set-up dual and triple carburetor combinations, especially when used with Edelbrock's exclusive progressive linkage.
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