The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was first imported to the United States in the mid-1950s and in 1961 Alfa Romeo started importing cars to the United States. However, in 1995, Alfa Romeo ceased exporting cars to the US, with the last model sold being the 164 sedans.
In October of 2008, North American sales resumed with the launch of the low production 8C Competizione coupe. Also in 2008, Alfa Romeo and Chrysler were reported to be in discussions over the possibility of producing Alfa Romeo cars in some Chrysler manufacturing plants resulting in the discontinuation of several Dodge and Jeep models in 2009, while phasing in Alfa Romeo cars and the new Fiat 500.
New Alfa Romeo models appeared in the North American market in 2014, with the launch of the more affordable two-seater Alfa Romeo 4C coupe. And in 2015, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia first appeared at the Los Angeles Auto Show.