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Alfa Romeo might call the baby Alfa 'Furiosa'

By Yoann Besnard on 21 November 2007 | Commentaires (2) Comments | Permalink

In conjunction with a few leading European car magazines, Alfa Romeo launched a naming contest for its future supermini six weeks ago. The emotive marque allowed users of national websites to choose their favourite name among a shortlist of 12 names. In the end, Furiosa came out on top. It does not mean that the next baby Alfa will get this name. Indeed, according to Autocar, one of the company's sources said that “it [Furiosa] doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?”

Alfa Romeo is poised to shake up the supermini market and the tiny Alfa might become its biggest-selling model. Internally known as 955, the three-door supermini is based on the Grande Punto platform. A wide range of engines will be on offer, starting with a 105 bhp 1.4 litre Multiair four with variable valve timing, followed by a selection of 1.4 and 1.8 turbos with 135, 180 and 230 bhp. The 'Furiosa' will also come with diesel engines, including the 1.2-liter JTDm with 120 or 150 bhp. The Alfa upmarket supermini will be unveiled at the next Geneva Motor Show.

The final list in order of popularity:

1. Furiosa
2. Ventura
3. Sparvo
4. Mod
5. Eno
6. Nevo
7. Fira
8. Agea
9. Solea
10. Velvetta
11. Milo
12. Everso


Posted by: C Smith | Nov 21, 2007 7:18:19 PM

They should have called it Ultor, after Mars Ultor, the god of war!


Posted by: Grand_Tourisme | Nov 21, 2007 10:27:37 PM

Furiosa, it's a strange name for a little car. Junior was better. But I think (hope) it's just a "marketing" competition to speak about the new little Alfa...


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