The news about Alfa's return to the US market is still spotty at best and by most accounts is linked to the survival of the US auto industry and the bailout of the industry and Chrysler. The latest news is from NPR relating to Fiat's investment in Chrysler. I didn't realize that FIAT CEO Marchionne was raised and educated in Canada. That gives me hope as he should really have an understanding of the North American market. The little Fiat 500 is a slick little ride and they even have an Abarth model with 160HP!