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Alfa Romeo SUV news

Discussion in 'Fiat News & Rumors' started by Willem85, Aug 23, 2015.

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    in the wild

     
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    I love it. I just wish it was in my price range. But the Giulia only barely is.
     
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    Where is the Stelvio priced?
     
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    I don't think it is yet. But it's doubtful it'll be cheaper than the Giulia, don't you think? ;)
     
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    We'll see. For now there is a price for Stelvio Super in Italy with 2.2 diesel 210 HP Q4 and 2.0 gasoline 280 HP Q4 engines. But there is no Giulia with that trim and engines combination. Also what Super includes or excludes on Stelvio is not identical as on Giulia.

    But IMO we could very likely talk about 3000 euros more for Stelvio compared to similar Giulia.
     
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    About 3000 sounds right, but as you point out the SUV models usually have a higher-spec basic trim than the equivalent sedans.

    It's interesting that we will be seeing "Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4" models at the same time as Audi will be selling its "Audi Q4" compact-SUV. A couple of years ago, Audi paid FCA an undisclosed amount for the use of FCA's "Q2" and "Q4" trademarks to name its future SUV models. It's becoming obvious now that that deal hasn't restricted FCA's use of those trademarks in any way.
     
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    All I know is the Stelvio is by far the more important model to get to the US than the Giulia.
     
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    Maybe from a sales standpoint, but from a branding standpoint the Giulia and 4C both mean more. They ensure that people know that even though they sell a luxury crossover, the heart and soul of the brand is roadsters and sport sedans- vehicles focused first and foremost on driving. That'll play into the kind of customer base they attract.

    It'll also make the inevitable whining of purists irrelevant...
     
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    Excellent point CivoLee.
    A friend pointed out to me that Alfa has a very cult like following even here in the US.
     
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    Not so much, considering Jeep is the European Jeep. :)

    Alfa is more road-oriented SUV, while Jeep is taking the off-road-orientation that Land Rover seems to be abandoning.
     
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    Jeep SRT is very road-oriented. But I think there is room for both performance Alfa CUVs and performance Jeep CUVs.
     
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    This is great because Alfa line has to grow with additions,this have been a mistake by the GM (Cadillac) and Ford (Lincoln) has been slow rollouts that harm Luxury momentum.
     
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    Sure, but there's a risk that so much money is spent on the development of Alfa SUVs/crossovers that there's little left to develop more relevant models like sedans and coupes, and Alfa could find itself in the awkward position of having a very SUV-heavy lineup, when SUVs are anomalies in the brand's lineup.
     
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