Famed Alfa Romeo sportscars coming to Minnesota dealership


A Bloomington Fiat dealership will be one of the first in America to sell the sporty Alfa Romeo to sportscar lovers.

The Business Journal reports that the Golden Valley-based Luther Automotive Group will be the only Minnesota franchise to offer the famed Italian brand. Alfa Romeo's parent Fiat Chrysler awarded 82 Alfa Romeo franchises to U.S. dealerships.

According to the Auto Channel, there will be a few other dealerships offering the brand across the Upper Midwest. The sole Wisconsin dealership that will sell Alfa Romeos is in Appleton. Dealerships in Iowa are in Davenport and Clive, which is near Des Moines. Italian sports car fans in the Dakotas will have to travel to purchase an Alfa Romeo; no dealership in North or South Dakota are authorized to sell them. Peter Grady, head of network development for Chrysler Group LLC, said there will eventually be more than 300 Alfa Romeo franchises in North America.

It will cost a lot of money to look cool behind the wheel. Reuters reports that the limited-edition 4C is expected to sell for $70,000 or more, while the more traditional version of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C will set a car lover back by $55,000 or more. In the next several years, Alfa is expected to introduce more affordable models to its North American lineup.

The push will represent the first time that new Alfa models will be sold in North America since 1996. Last month, Fiat Chrysler said it would increase its sales in the United States and Canada from zero to 150,000 in just four years.

Peter Grady, head of network development for Chrysler Group LLC, said there will eventually be more than 300 Alfa Romeo franchises in North America.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

vote, election

Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.