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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-31-2018, 04:22 PM
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Right now those shopping for a Stelvio are forced between a 4 cylinder engine or spending close to $80k. Just like the Giulia, there's too much of a gap between the Ti and the Quadrifoglio. They need to offer something in the $55-$60k price range that directly competes with the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes GLC43, offering around 350hp.
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The Alfetta may not be more affordable once it's out, but the larger body should provide people who are looking for an executive car with more cabin room. Also would make for a better family hauler than the Giulia if need be.
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Right now those shopping for a Stelvio are forced between a 4 cylinder engine or spending close to $80k. Just like the Giulia, there's too much of a gap between the Ti and the Quadrifoglio. They need to offer something in the $55-$60k price range that directly competes with the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes GLC43, offering around 350hp.
Alfa is in a tough spot since they don't have many models on the market to share engines with and then there's the whole fact this is their first SUV.
I think we will be seeing some slow progression of sales and develop of the Stelvio, unless somewhere they had plans to be aggressive soon after launch.

Do you think FCA has some powerplants they can use here?
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Doubt Alfa Romeo would want to share an engine with other brands under the FCA umbrella and it may not be prudent to do so unless it's with something like Maserati, wouldn't want to water down the brand in any way.
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Well it looks like they are putting all their focus into the Stelvio and Giulia, as they just announced special NRING editions. Not sure if they come with any changes to the powertrain as they seem to be centered around aesthetics changes, but the reveal comes with a new performance pack thats to be offered on the regular models.
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The Alfa Romeo Giulia did just win the “Best Car 2018” award from Auto, Motor und Sport magazine. These are won by readers who could probably afford what's in shown in the magazines. Alfa Romeo could try and see what else they can do with the Giulia and make it even more successful.

Alfa Romeo Giulia and Abarth 595 named ?Best Car 2018? by "Auto Motor und Sport" magazine - Cyprus Mail
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The Alfa Romeo Giulia did just win the “Best Car 2018” award from Auto, Motor und Sport magazine. These are won by readers who could probably afford what's in shown in the magazines. Alfa Romeo could try and see what else they can do with the Giulia and make it even more successful.

Alfa Romeo Giulia and Abarth 595 named ?Best Car 2018? by "Auto Motor und Sport" magazine - Cyprus Mail
A special version of the Giulia is needed especially with all the Ferrari DNA in it already. They can't let Jaguar have all the fun with Project 8 and saving a move like that for the Alfetta might be too far out. Hopefully they deliver on something crazy like that Project 8 or an equivalent to the M4 GTS.
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For the most part it looks like these limited edition runs of the Giulia are mostly aesthetic, as I haven't seen any of them offering tunes or aftermarket performance parts. The newest Nero Edizione packages that just debuted, simply black out different components. Who would pay extra for that?
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You'd be surprised to find that there are people who would pay for those packages, that's why they're offered. Not something for me and you, but someone out there would want it. People will only wait so long for the Alfetta so Alfa Romeo will need to speed up the development process and release it soon.
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even as just a way to test the waters before coming out with more serious models makes this a good approach especially with a rising brand like Alfa Romeo
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