86 dealers picked for Alfa Romeo's return to North America

DETROIT – Italian sports car brand Alfa Romeo will initially be sold at 86 dealers when it returns to North America this summer.

Fiat and Chrysler announced the 82 U.S. Alfa dealers and four Canadian ones Tuesday.

The dealers currently sell Fiat and Maserati cars in 33 states and three Canadian provinces.

California will have most Alfa dealers, with 12. Seventeen states have one dealer each, including New York and Georgia.

Alfa is returning to North America after a 20-year absence. The first car on sale here will be the 4C sports coupe.

Alfa expects to sell around 800 cars in North America this year and up to 1,300 next year.

More dealers will be announced later this year. Fiat and Chrysler eventually plan to have 300 Alfa dealers in North America.