6 cars turning heads at the New York Auto Show

  • An Alfa Romeo 4C is pictured at a media event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

    With rock music blaring and strobe lights flashing, automakers rolled out their newest models this week at the New York International Auto Show. New offerings for the American market range from sleek sports cars to midsize sedans to a new Jeep. And one Italian auto maker is back in the USA after an absence of nearly 20 years.

    Alfa Romeo is returning in style with its 4C sports car, pictured above. The merger of Chrysler and Fiat, which also owns Alfa Romeo, paved the way for the first Alfa to be sold here since 1995. The company says that the 4C is designed for performance and has been developed from its experience in Formula 1 racing. It will be powered by a 237-horsepower turbocharged engine. The 4C will go on sale this summer with a $54,000 price tag.
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