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"Tick this box if you would like to receive emails about Volkswagen Group’s products, services and offers"

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Must be a print error !!!
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It's just the default setting for their advertising department ; Volkswagen .
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As a Telegraph subscriber this does not surprise me. In the past they have even given the wrong clues in the Crossword. The proof reading is non existent with modern technology. It would seem that the writer/sub-editor types the article and that is the last time anybody in production reads it.
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Coincidentally, Alfa Romeo have been announced as the shirt sponsor of German bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt.
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If Alfa Romeo gave each of that teams players a Giulietta it would boost their German sales by ten percent next month!
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Or perhaps Fiat have taken over VW.
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If it was real, it would a strange place to publish it...
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If Alfa Romeo gave each of that teams players a Giulietta it would boost their German sales by ten percent next month!
And the sad part is that it's not even exaggerated...........
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It might not be so far from the truth, .

I have it from a 'reliable source' that following the disastrous sales figures of the past financial year, FGA are looking again at their finances and my source has been advised to expect an announcement shortly on the future of AR, .
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I don't see how the sales figures could be of any surprise to anyone within FIAT. Giulietta is doing pretty much as well as you'd expect a three-year-old car to do in a difficult market. If they wanted numbers, they know how to get them, and have a lot of cash on hand to make it happen, but paying people to take your products is no way to run a company, especially if you're trying to battle a reputation for poor residuals.

Alfa's 166 replacement is necessary to make the Maserati Ghibli project pay off. Alfa's Spider is necessary to make the next Mazda MX5 happen (breaking that contract would be expensive). Alfa's Giulia is necessary to increase group margins in the US market (neither Dodge nor Chrysler can command the price premium that Alfa would).

The only thing FIAT needs cash for is to acquire the remainder of Chrysler. Without Alfa's ability to command higher prices and make this pay off, there's not much point in acquiring Chrysler. FIAT is not short of money. Apparent inactivity on the Alfa front isn't because they're broke. It's due to them needing to hit the US market and get it right first time: A European market that is contracting cannot support what is effectively a new brand launch.

Selling the brand would need to pull in more money than anyone has to spend. Despite being bandied about as possible buyer, Volkswagen cannot afford to purchase Alfa. It simply does not have the cash on hand, and the way it's accumulating debt, it won't be in a position to do so for a long time. BMW doesn't need Alfa. The Japanese don't need Alfa, and only Toyota could afford it. The French can't afford it. Ford, maybe, but their experience with Jaguar and Aston should have frightened them off such notions. Hyundai/Kia, maybe, but there's a real logistical problem, and it runs the risk of having MG's fate: everyone knows it's just a badge.

I don't know anything that hasn't been disclosed publicly, but I'm quietly confident...
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If Alfa Romeo gave each of that teams players a Giulietta it would boost their German sales by ten percent next month!
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well something needs to happen and soon as Alfa is in a right old mess with a very poor model range at present
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I read a week or so back that VAG are divvying up nearly a billion euros in bonuses for every member of staff from teaboy to CEO due to massive profits
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They're taking their time . It was announced in February . VW to pay reduced 7,200-euro bonus to German workers | Reuters
They are probably being encouraged to spend it on new VW cars!
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They usually buy a new car every year, if not all 6 - 10 month.
And sell the car with profit because of the huge discounts they get.
The VW Factory Kassel is close by and there is a huge market every saturday.

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I remember reading that two thirds of Porsches in Germany are first registered to Porsche , as company cars.
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I work for a motor manufacturer under the VAG group and they offer us scheme cars. Managers or anyone who is a yes man get Audi's. Us shop floor fodder get skoda's and seat's. We keep them for 6 months and then pick up a new car. It is reasonably priced though. About £130 a month for a Leon FR.

I can't see the vag group having anything to do with Alfa. Although they seem to be buying everything at the moment. They have Ducati now!
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I work for a motor manufacturer under the VAG group and they offer us scheme cars. Managers or anyone who is a yes man get Audi's. Us shop floor fodder get skoda's and seat's. We keep them for 6 months and then pick up a new car. It is reasonably priced though. About £130 a month for a Leon FR.

I can't see the vag group having anything to do with Alfa. Although they seem to be buying everything at the moment. They have Ducati now!
VAG has them now............. And she will never give Ducati back..
 
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Nope they won't! Just praying they leave Alfa well alone!! Haha.
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