Fiat’s America-Bound Models Don’t Offer Much to Get Excited About

Hundreds of pages of Chrysler’s bankruptcy documents have been scoured by Edmunds Inside Line, and they have revealed which Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles will make the trip to America to be sold by the merged company. The documents state that only cars in size segments not currently offered by Chrysler will be sold in America, so only the smallest Italian cars will be sold in the U.S.

The models listed by the bankruptcy documents are the Fiat 500, Fiat Panda (revealingly referred to as the Jeep Panda), Fiat Grande Punto, Alfa Romeo Mito, Alfa Romeo Milano 940 and a sedan based on the Fiat Evo platform. Of those, only the Fiat 500 stands out as something we’ll be excited to see in America.

Fiat 500 picture

The Panda SUV will continue Chrysler’s plan to dilute the Jeep name until it’s completely meaningless.

Fiat Jeep Panda Picture

The Fiat Grande Punto is all but indistinguishable from a Toyota Yaris.

Fiat Grand Punto Picture

The Alfa Romeo Mito is a textbook example of a Monet.

Alfa Romeo MiTo Picture

The Milano 940 still hasn’t been officially unveiled, but if the spy shots are any indication, it will be a compact wagon to compete with the VW Golf.

Alfa Romeo Milano 940 Picture

The Evo Sedan exists only in the ether, but if it’s anything like Fiat’s current lineup, expect it to be boring. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Fiat merger will mean a huge infusion of Italian style into America’s new car selection, but it will give Chrysler a few cars worth buying, even if it’s only for the gas mileage.


Fiat 500 and Alfa Romeo Mito pictures via Edmunds. Fiat Panda photo via Auto Blog GreenFiat Grand Punto photo via Motorauthority. Alfa Romeo 940 picture via