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I've been told that the Giulietta Model Year 2014 (i.e., "facelift") is finally being launched in Ireland in May, with dealers getting their hands on demonstrators then too.

Here's a summary of what's changed in MY2014:

New EURO5+ diesel engines: better emissions/consumption all round. New 2.0 150 bhp, 110g/km (band A3 - €190/yr)
EURO6 petrols: emissions improved. TCT MultiAir petrol now sneaks into Band A with 119g/km (band A4 - €200/yr) but I don't know if this model will be offered here.
Only small changes outside, but major changes to interior: new seat shape, better trim finishes, better sound insulation, different leather options (now with matching door trim), touch-screen radio in all models.

Prices and models? Ah, now... given the clam-like communication skills of Alfa Romeo Ireland, even getting a vague date was good going.
 

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Good news, when I asked locally a couple of weeks ago I was told a few months time.
As you say getting info let alone a price list from AR (FIAT) is a very tough job.

Looking forward to finally seeing it in the metal.
 

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Great work Kris-you've been waiting a while for this!!!
 

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Probably not until someone orders one ;)

There's at least 1 4C LE on order for someone in NI though.
 

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That'd mean AR Ireland making an exception to their "diesel Alfas only" registration rule :eek: :lol:

I guess time will tell.
 

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Probably not until someone orders one ;)

There's at least 1 4C LE on order for someone in NI though.
Could be the chap selling the 166 F/L that was pretty much rebuilt (was looking £12K)....
 

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Are you accessing the website Alfa Romeo from a PC/laptop or a mobile/tablet ? It works fine from a PC/laptop but it seems there are issues with some mobile devices.

You could try ringing them on freephone 0080025320000 although from experience & depending on who you get to speak to the information given isn't always very accurate or helpful. Might be worth speaking to your local dealer also to see if they can help.



Edit : The used car section isn't working properly now, it was ok yesterday.
 

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No petrols available at the moment and no clue on if they will be available on the facelift. They gave been told May or June for the facelift but have no idea on pricing or margins so couldn't even quote us.
 

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No petrols available at the moment and no clue on if they will be available on the facelift. They gave been told May or June for the facelift but have no idea on pricing or margins so couldn't even quote us.
And we wonder why so few models get sold in this country. How is someone who wants a gqv meant to test drive one if all they have is diseasal:rant:
 

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And we wonder why so few models get sold in this country. How is someone who wants a gqv meant to test drive one if all they have is diseasal:rant:
Well for me it doesn't really give me any option at the moment but to look elsewhere as we will be trading in the mx5 and we cant wait to hear back from Alfa in a few months because the market for an mx5 is very seasonal and any offers from the dealers that we get now will change in a few months.
As for finding out about finance options all the Alfa website basically says is that "we have a range of great packages" and thats it...no rates...no PCP details...Only for the fact that I went onto the Agnelli website could I find out about these deals which is better than the one offered by Mazda as it includes 5 years warranty and raodside assistance as well as 3 years free servicing,, they should be screaming these finance packages from the rooftops because everyone is buying their new cars this way these days.

Of the three VW and Mazda dealerships we have been to we have always been given a quote straight away for trade in, PCP monthly payments for a Golf and a 3, given coffees, test drives etc. At Alfa we were told, we don't know the prices, we don't know when we will get the cars in, cant give you a test drive (because we don't have any petrol Alfa) or how long it will take to get a car and therefore couldn't even get a quote for cost to change or PCP. This isn't a commentary on Agnelli whatsoever they were very nice, professional etc. it is a criticism of Alfa as the dealers have their hands tied and have done for quiet a few years.

Why is it that people are walking into Alfa showrooms wanting to do a deal and not walking awy from the showrooms with a deal?!?!
 

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This is a major problem for alfa. Turning away their loyal customers won't pay dividends. Once they're gone, it'll be hard to get them back. Whatever about not having a demo car yet, at least if they could tell you the figures etc it wouldn't be so bad.
Surely it can't be too difficult for them to decide the feckin price :(
 

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Will they even be getting a petrol model in as a demo? The entire country has gone diesel mad :(
 

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Will they even be getting a petrol model in as a demo? The entire country has gone diesel mad :(
They don't even know if they'll sell petrol any more. But speaking to VW and Mazda the petrol sales are picking up because the efficiency has improved and people have finally done the maths and realised that they don't do the mileage to justify the premium paid for the diesel.
 
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