I believe you're looking for the Cavalla line up. It's available and you can see the info about it on their web site. I have a 12 and it looks like a very nice 40lb reel, have to wait till I hang a fish on it
Yes I have heard that name mentioned more than once.
Cavalla is definatly just replacement for metaloid. Very similar reel to metaloid, but spur gears, metal drag quadrant on the 5 ( metaloid had plastic on 5) longer nicer handle, right hand side plate made a different way,( I believe). And a different color of course with an enhanced surface corosion protection treatment.
Of course sometimes planned introductions don't go ahead on time, but I expect to see an andros replacement with the andros duel force drag, anti reverse bearing in a single speed, more bearings than the 4 in the cavalla, and omission of the friction cast control, Makaira gun metal colours would be nice.
My guesses and wants only
I got a chance to use the Allijos 16II on my 5.5 day trip with Marla's sport-fishing out of PV this last week. They use them for 60lb and 80lb and Danny claims they have taken cow tuna on them. I own a Andros 16II and the reel feels and looks almost identical to that reel except for the gunmetal finish and Makeria style handle. I am sure the internals are a little different, but I would need to see the specs.