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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Is it officially launched in the UK yet? I can't tell because the offers are on alfaromeo.co.uk, but the configurator only works if you click on 'configurator' from the homepage, not if you go via the Stelvio section, and so far the only road tests have been with left-hand drive versions. And in usual Alfa fashion, next to no advertising, save for the electronic sign above the A38(M) in Birmingham, which has been closed for roadworks loads recently anyway!
Despite my criticisms of Alfa as a company, the car itself looks v nice. Good that they've priced it more competitively than the Giulia. From reading the Car review it does seem like it needs to be priced a bit lower, and it'll do Alfa no harm in pricing it a bit lower to tempt people in anyway - as we've covered to death on this Forum, they simply don't have the number of ready customers or dealers to price their cars in-line with Merc, BMW etc just yet, even if they are broadly just as good - which the Giulia is, even if the Stelvio isn't quite.
Price something right and you'll sell it - just look at the Nissan Juke. My Parents had one for 2 years and still to this day I dunno why there's so many on the road - it did nothing better than competitors other than it was cheaper and it's made here (which some may view as a positive).