Last week we observed that over 200 Alfa Romeo 4Cs were listed for sale on Cars.com, 163 of which were new examples. The only problem with our observation was that Cars.com’s online inventory doesn’t represent the inventory of all U.S. Alfa dealers and also includes used cars, so we reached out to Fiat Chrysler to see how many new 4Cs we’re actually on U.S. lots.
According to an FCA spokesperson, there’s an average of 1.5 Alfa Romeo 4Cs on every Alfa Romeo lot in the U.S., with some having one and others having two. A total of 154 Alfa Romeo dealers currently exist in the United States, so that means roughly 223 new units of the two-seat sportscar are currently for sale.
Alfa sold a total of 444 4Cs between January and October of this year, an average of 44.4 units a month. It seems unlikely FCA will have to ship its U.S. dealers additional 2016 model year stock before the new year, then, unless it plans on moving more than 220 units between November and December.
Alfa has yet to show the 2017 model year 4C and 4C Spider, however a prototype for what was thought to be the mildly updated car was spied testing in late October. It’s unclear when the updated car might debut, but if it can’t clear its 2016 model year inventory, Alfa might not be overly eager to usher the 2017 model year car into showrooms.