Alfa Romeo Logo – Alfa Romeo is a trademark Italian of cars Luxury, founded in 1910 in Milan. Alfa Romeo cars have always been famous for its elegant design and performance, especially in the segments of Gran Turismo and Sport. On January 1, 1910, a group of industrial Lombard decided to start production of the model and Darracq sells its Italian subsidiary to the Portello factory included. In June of that year is the Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, which takes as its symbol the red cross on white field of the insignia of Milan and Biscione, the snake symbol on a blue field of the Visconti. Despite this the company has not been free of financial problems at various times, joining finally in 1987 in Turin Fiat Group, as they did before other historic Italian brands as Ferrari, Maserati and Lancia.
In 2004 Alfa Romeo produced 162,179 cars, up 11% less than the 182,469 that occurred in 2003. However it has good prospects for the future. New models (159, Brera, Crosswagon, Mi.To) are already in showrooms and is grouped with a Maserati sports division, apparently in preparation to attempt an entry into the U.S. market.
In 2007 Alfa Romeo cars produced 151.900, 3.7% less than in 2006. However, their turnover increased both revenue and profits. In 2008, Alfa MiTo compact hatchback introduced, the smallest model of the brand. The global financial crisis has delayed until 2011 Alfa Romeo plans to reenter the U.S. market left in 1995.
Until that materializes, the current production of Alfa Romeo range includes: Alfa Romeo 147 (tourism of segment C), Alfa Romeo 159, (tourism segment D), Alfa Romeo 166 (tourism segment E), Alfa Romeo GT (Sport, Alfa Romeo Crosswagon (4×4 crossover), Alfa Romeo Brera, Alfa Romeo Spider (roadster), Alfa Romeo Mi.To (tourism segment B) Alfa Romeo Giulietta (tourism segment C).