May 2012

Alfa Mx5

It seems ever hungry for synergies and not content with rebadged Chryslers, Alfa are seeking yet more tie-ups with other manufacturers.   They have signed a a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding for the development and manufacturing of the new Alfa Romeo spider based on Mazda’s next-gen MX-5.

Under the loose agreement Mazda and Alfa Romeo will share the rear-wheel drive platform of the next-gen MX-5 due in 2014 model. But styling and engines will be unique providing each their own identity.