Well, if they're making it a more premium brand then petrol price shouldn't really be an issue. If you can afford to buy a car for over R 600,000.00, and this is what I anticipate these cars to cost, then you should be able to afford whatever the cost of petrol is. I think the more pressing issue is why they are going in this particular direction? It's almost like they've given up competing with Audi, BMW etc and have now jumped up a level to compete with Jaguar for instance. Doesn't make sense to me.Hot air
V6 v8 with turbo's nice
In what and who will be buying it
Bread and butter cars are needed!!!
C class and 3 series contenders
The G should compleat with the A &1 series but it is already pasts it's prime and can not even compete with the lowly VW GTI
So how will a range of big v twin turbo motors help with fuel probably turning at R16 L by the end of this year
Well, I was guessing at what a Ghibli might cost in South Africa - similar pricing to a mid-range 5-series or something like that, not so?Maseratis don't cost R800k. Alfa will bridge the gap between Fiat and Maserati with a variety of engine models to choose from. There will be smaller engines as well as smaller turbo engines which are cheaper than v6 or v8 engines. The world drive towards efficiency will ensure this happens. And about the Mito and G: they are currenrly not doing much to help the brand if you see how sales are slipping. There was a time when the 156 and 147 were enough to keep the brand foing with the odd 166 also being sold alongside. This is not happening now.
Ghibli will be US$75k ish starting price I think. So probably over a bar here.Well, I was guessing at what a Ghibli might cost in South Africa - similar pricing to a mid-range 5-series or something like that, not so?
I think you're right though - they will fit smaller engines too if they have any sense. They haven't demonstrated much of that recently, though. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but not always.
I don't think Alfa would do too badly with a bit more "accountancy". To my mind, the possible profit from selling a million cheap-ish cars that didn't cost a massive packet to develop outweighs the possible profit to be made from selling a hundred thousand luxury cars.Management need to be enthusiasts and not accountants