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Can Alfa Romeo be saved?

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Beentherebefore, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. 77 Monaco Brougham

    77 Monaco Brougham Well-Known Member

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    HEY!!!...Wait a sexond!. You forgot the two most important things Allpar U will need:

    * A Division 1 NCAA Football team.
    * A Division 1 NCAA Basketball team.

    All we need now are Coaches for these teams with cheating experience...which could be readily supplied by The Houston Astros and The Boston Red Sox.:p:D
     
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  2. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    Statistics says it's the option no one buys. So maybe it's used just to lure more people into the showroom.
     
  3. Deckard_Cain

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    Well, if you are talking about China you are correct. But I believe that he will listen to the responsible for the NAFTA market.
    As for LATAM, considering that FCA is doing great there I also don't believe there will be a big difference.

    As for the Audi Q5 versus DS7 Crossback sales here's my source.


    Midsized premium
    SUV segment
    | 2019 Q1-Q3 | 2018 Q1-Q3 |Change | Share
    1 Mercedes-Benz GLC | 74.947 | 96.359 | -22% | 18,8%
    2 BMW X3 | 59.322 | 44.111 | 34% | 14,9%
    3 Volvo XC60 | 56.448 | 59.357 | -5% | 14,2%
    4 Audi Q5 | 49.470 | 57.964 | -15% | 12,4%
    5 Land Rover
    Discovery Sport | 22.178 | 26.440 | -16% | 5,6%
    6 DS7 Crossback | 21.129 | 12.370 | 71% | 5,3%
    7 Alfa Romeo Stelvio | 19.990 | 24.577 | -19% | 5,0%

    Why do I focus on the Audi Q5 versus the DS7 Crossback? Well just compare the looks of both of them.

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    Also the DS3 Crossback, Peugeot 2008 platform could be used to make a new Alfa B-SUV releasing resources to get back on track to launch the Alfa full-size SUV for Europe and the US. At least that's what I wish happened...
     
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  4. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    The taillights on that DS7 look like the Airflow concept....
     
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  5. Beentherebefore

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    Question to your side note. Some 60 years ago, I read a book titled "The One that Got Away" (IIRC) about a German pilot shot down over England, taken to Canada as a POW, then escaped to the US (still neutral back then so he was basically safe, but "interned"), then slipped over the border to Mexico from which he returned to Germany as a hero. I'm vaguely recalling that his name was Galland (?).
     
  6. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    Adolf Galland was never shot down over England. Yes, he did get shot down a few times, but it was over the Low Countries, France or Germany. And as I recall he did not come to the US until well after the war.
     
  7. Beentherebefore

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    Must've been a pilot with a similar sounding name. All those German names sound the same ;).
     
  8. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    Any unique FCA product on PSA platform could not be in production before late 2023 or early 2024.

    Have you ever checked DS7 Crossback price level? It's Audi Q3 competitor. Actually Q3 has slightly higher base price in France.
     
  9. XRT2SRT

    XRT2SRT Well-Known Member

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    :) oh the humour...lol
     
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  10. Tony K

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    Knowing this crowd, you'll want the Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison" Specials :cool:
     
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  11. Deckard_Cain

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    Yes, but size wise it is closer to the Q5. That just shows how the positioning of the DS7 was well thought.
     
  12. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    Exterior yes but legroom and cargo room same or worse than Q3. But then, Q5 is no better in that aspect.


    I've just seen some comparison reviews. DS 7 Crossback is usually compared to Audi Q3.
     
  13. pumadog

    pumadog Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure. They could officially start it as a cooperation project.
     
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  14. T_690

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    No... Unless it's signed before any merger talk. And merger talks were in place at least since late summer. So if it's signed before it they can cooperate. In contrary the must wait until the merger is official which according to the latest words from Mike Manley will be finished by mid 2021.
     
  15. Citation84

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    Feel the same about replacing my 15 year old car with a Dart or 15-16 200.
     
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