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L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler's ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

In debuting two ambitious new automobiles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler is trying to capitalize on a decades-long American love affair with Italian design.

The carmaker faces an uphill battle — the result of an equally long American distrust of Italian engineering.

The automaker is using the Southern California platform to showcase the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider convertible and 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, two new Italian-flavored offerings from the company that also controls the Maserati and Ferrari nameplates.

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