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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Race Edition II: check out SA pricing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SA has announced that just 19 examples of the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Race Edition II have been made available locally.

The price? Some R1 550 000, which is R124 000 more than the “standard” model. Interestingly, the original Race Edition launched in South Africa back in early 2017 went for R1 600 000.

This latest limited-edition Giulia QV Race Edition II gains a smattering of upgraded components from the Mopar accessories range, including carbon-fibre-backed sports seats, coloured brake callipers (either red or yellow), a Harman Kardon sound system, 19-inch Quadrifoglio alloys, a limited-edition decal and carbon-fibre sill plates with illuminated “Alfa Romeo” branding.

LED door lights (projecting the “Alfa Romeo”), a carbon-fibre front grille, an aluminium fuel cap, a carbon-fibre gear lever insert, a special key cover plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality are also standard.

Locally, three exterior colours will be offered: Alfa Red, Silverstone Grey and Vesuvio Grey.

Under the bonnet, you’ll find the same twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6 as used in the standard Giulia QV, sending 375 kW and 600 N.m to the rear axle. That’s enough, says Alfa Romeo, to see the sporty sedan from standstill to 100 km/h in 3,9 seconds … and on to a top speed of 307 km/h.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/alfa-romeo-giulia-qv-race-edition-ii-heres-sa-pricing/
 

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Alfa Romeo Giula QV Race Edition II Pricing For South Africa

This should make the Alfisti happy as Alfa Romeo are making another Race Edition of the very charming Giulia Quadrifoglio. It is called the Race Edition II and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa recently stated that 19 of these will be hitting South African shores. So, if you would like one you’d better head to your nearest Alfa dealership quickly.

The car will set you back R1,550,000. That means it is R124,000 more than the standard Giulia Quadrifoglio but actually R50,000 less than the first Race Edition which went for R1.6 million.

What does this Race Edition II give me then? Well, sportier carbon-fibre-backed seats, a choice of either red or yellow brake callipers, a sound system by Harman Kardon, 19-inch Quadrifoglio wheels, carbon-fibre side sills with illuminating “Alfa Romeo” logos as well as some limited-edition decals are all included in the extra price. You will be able to choose between three colours too: Alfa Red, Silverstone Grey and Vesuvio Grey.

In terms of the engine, no performance gains have been made so you will have the same 2.9-litre V6 turbo engine you find in the standard Giulia QV.

As a reminder this is a twin-turbocharged V6 pushing out a substantial 375 kW (502 hp) and 600 Nm of torque. That is enough grunt to zip the sedan to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 300 km/h which means it will sail past it’s German rivals with their 250 km/h limiters.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2019/02/alfa-romeo-giula-qv-race-edition-ii-pricing-for-south-africa.html
 

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Alfa Romeo announces race-inspired Stelvio and Giulia QV for Geneva

F1-themed Quadrifoglio specials will be joined by Ti versions of both cars, and an updated Giulietta

Alfa Romeo has released details of its Geneva motor show unveilings ahead of the event that takes place next week. Two special edition Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglios, new Ti versions of both cars, and an updated Giulietta will feature.

One of the most striking draws will be the display of Alfa’s 2019 F1 season team car, as the brand celebrates its return to the sport under the Alfa Romeo Racing name with drivers Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen in the line-up.

But the true stars of the display area will be the limited edition ‘Alfa Romeo Racing’ special series versions of the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, both boasting the same livery as the F1 model.

Unique stylistic details include Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbonfibre shells, and carbonfibre inserts in the gear knob and steering wheel. The 2.9-litre BiTurbo V6 in both cars will remain unchanged.

Other models will be on show including a Stelvio Ti SUV, equipped with a 276bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, and a Giulia Veloce Ti in Misano Blue featuring extensive use of carbonfibre. There will also be a display of accessories from sister parts and accessories brand Mopar, and a merchandise stand where dedicated fans can consider items such as an Alfa Romeo Dolomiti e-MTB electric mountain bike.

There’s also been a timely announcement of trim level revisions and a re-jigging of the engine range for the 2019 Alfa Giulietta: the Super, the Speciale and the Veloce. There is a choice of three different Euro 6D compliant engines – a 1.4-litre 120hp turbo petrol and 1.6-litre 120hp diesel in manual or auto, plus a 2.0-litre 170hp diesel available in TCT automatic transmission only.

The entry-level Super comes with cruise control, dual air-con, front fog lights and rear parking sensors as standard; side skirts, sports seats, tinted windows and an oversized exhaust come with the Speciale; and the top-of-the-range Veloce includes 18in dark alloy wheels, twin exhausts, Alcantara and fabric seats, electric mirrors, auto headlights and wipers, and Uconnect 6.5in infotainment.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/alfa-romeo-announces-race-inspired-stelvio-and-giulia-qv-geneva

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Alfa Romeo reveals ‘Racing Edition’ Giulia QV, Stelvio QV

Now that Alfa Romeo officially has its own Formula 1 team (in partnership with Sauber), the Italian brand has decided to dress up its current Quadrifoglio Verde line-up to fit the bill. And you’re looking at the result: the Giulia QV and Stelvio QV Racing Edition models.

The two cars wear the white-and-red colour scheme seen on the current C38 F1 car. Although this design is F1-inspired, the cars themselves retain their twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6 engines, but their soundtracks will be delivered by an Akrapovič titanium exhaust system. Alfa says the engine has been “specifically tuned” to “increase power output”, but an official number hasn’t been stated.

Items such as carbon-ceramic brake discs help to cut weight, with carbon-fibre also used on the side-mirror caps, the “V” insert in the front trefoil, the side skirt inserts and the kick plates (the latter on the Giulia).

Both Racing Edition models also come with tinted windows, adaptive cruise control, a Harman Kardon premium audio package. In the cabin, the two QV models are fitted with Sparco racing seats with red stitching and a carbon-shell structure complemented by a Mopar gear selector knob. Celebratory Alfa Romeo Racing badges are included inside as well.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/alfa-romeo-reveals-racing-edition-giulia-qv-stelvio-qv/

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Alfa Romeo recalls 60,000 Giulia, Stelvio models
Cruise control can go haywire

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 60,000 cars and SUVs worldwide because they can keep going on cruise control or accelerate even after a driver taps the brakes.

The recall covers certain Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models from 2017 through 2019.

The company says a software error caused the problem, and it's advising people not to use the adaptive cruise control until it's repaired.

The feature keeps moving vehicles a set distance from the cars in front of them.

Fiat Chrysler says it's not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem.

Adaptive cruise control can still be turned off by stepping on the brakes for a longer time.

Owners will be notified next month when they can schedule an update to the brake system software.

If you believe your vehicle might be affected, you can contact your dealership or look it up by VIN at the NHTSA's recall website.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/10/alfa-romeo-recalls-giulia-stelvio/
 

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Car And Driver's Long-Term Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Is Still a Maintenance Nightmare

In September of last year, Car And Driver published a 10,000-mile check-in report on all of the maintenance headaches with its long-term 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, including never-ending warning lights and the car spending an entire month in the shop to replace its differential. Over 20,000 miles later, things haven’t improved.

After we last left off with Car And Driver’s Giulia, it seems the unfounded warning light issues were still occurring. At around 31,000 miles, the car flashed a low engine oil warning, despite a check of the dipstick showing the oil level was indeed fine.

They took the car to dealer about the inaccurate warning light, where it spent a week and a half out of their hands for troubleshooting:

First, they reflashed the system, which didn’t work. Next, they replaced the oil-level sensor, which also didn’t work. Then the techs brought out an engineer with a fresh software update, which finally solved the problem. It cost us no money, but we spent a great deal of time and nearly ran out of patience.

https://jalopnik.com/car-and-drivers-long-term-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifogli-1834511976
 

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Alternative saloon showdown: New Volvo S60 takes on Alfa, Peugeot and Kia

The Volvo S60 joins the growing ranks of family-friendly four and five-door models that buck the class norms, but does it come out on top?

Which leaves the Alfa. If the V6-powered Giulia Quadrifoglio feels like a sports car, enough of its magic makes its way into this version so that it definitely feels like a sports saloon. Its 2.0-litre engine is the most potent here and it sounds good, and that this is the lightest Giulia, and is rear-driven, means there’s balance and agility to spare. The steering is terrific and it even rides well, albeit more noisily at speed than the rest.

It’s the best car to drive here, no question. In fact, point it and a BMW 3 Series down the same stretch of road and I think you’d come away having enjoyed the Giulia more.

Which leaves us where? I like the Peugeot but it’s the easiest to dismiss, because there are too few reasons for it to stand out. The others all have a certain something: the Kia’s spaciousness and GT-like qualities are endearing; the Volvo’s interior is a class above them all.

But when you’re 90 and you give up driving, you’re not going to look back wistfully on the car you owned with the nicest dashboard top or speaker grilles. You’re going to remember a car for its excitement and how it made you feel. Buy the Alfa.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/alternative-saloon-showdown-new-volvo-s60-takes-alfa-peugeot-and-kia

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Is the Giulia veloce still coming to sa? It was supposed to have been here last year. I'm interested in the Giulia but I feel like 144kw isn't worth it.
 

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Mercedes-AMG C63 vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio speed test - Fifth Gear

 

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This Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Packs A Whopping 670 HP (500 KW)

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is by no means a slow car. As standard, the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 rivalling Italian car produces 502 horsepower (374 kW) and 600 Nm of torque from its twin-turbo, 2.9-litre V6 engine. However, as we all know there is always one company out there who feels like a car’s standard power isn’t enough. Cue McChip-DKR.

This German tuning company offers 3 stages in upgrading the performance of the Giulia QV but we’re only interested in the 3rd and most impressive stage.

By pumping up the turbo-chargers, changing the software here and there and providing some TLC to a few other bits and bobs, the McChip-DKR-tuned Alfa now puts out 670 HP (500 kW) and 850 Nm. We don’t need to tell you that that is quite a substantial amount of grunt, but in case you need some convincing, that is the same power you get from the Alfa’s older brother, the Ferrari 488 GTB.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2019/07/this-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-packs-a-whopping-670-hp-500-kw.html

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Tesla Model 3 Performance vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - Lovecars

 

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Brand loyalty is the cause?
Or people not wanting to pay big money for a brand that has terrible support and has questionable financial sustainability. And depreciation.

Ironically, the only reason a someone would buy an AR in SA is the brand name.
 

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Or people not wanting to pay big money for a brand that has terrible support and has questionable financial sustainability. And depreciation.

Ironically, the only reason a someone would buy an AR in SA is the brand name.
Do they sell well in Italy or Europe in general ?
 

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Or people not wanting to pay big money for a brand that has terrible support and has questionable financial sustainability. And depreciation.

Ironically, the only reason a someone would buy an AR in SA is the brand name.
So which brand has good aftersales support? I have heard terrible stories on Mybb for BMW, Merc, VAG, Renault. I dont think I have heard stories from Lexus thou:unsure:
 

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So which brand has good aftersales support? I have heard terrible stories on Mybb for BMW, Merc, VAG, Renault. I dont think I have heard stories from Lexus thou:unsure:
Well, the first step is having dealers with competence, the next is to have a big enough presence in the country to handle parts and service logistics. No love for BMW/VAG/MB but they have the local presence (though obviously they fail a percentage of their customers routinely) to at least make buying their product not seem like a huge risk.

Lexus does well (but off a small sample of people who probably haven't figured out how to moan on the internet yet) and has insane customer retention rates. Porsche (not part of VWSA/AudiSA) has a relatively tiny footprint in SA compared to AR (despite comfortably outselling them) and they seem to do okay though at a price. Renault has the reputation from the 90s but they seem to have built the critical mass to at least be in a position to support their products (whether they do or don't is another story that I don't bother to inform myself about).

Would one want to stand in a queue with panda owners at a multi franchise fiat dealership while fighting the service dude to try and get your R1.5M car serviced? There is a reason that Lexus and toyota dealerships (though these are generally well run too) are well separated. Would the tiny FCA SA even bother to keep anything in stock or have the capability to import it quickly with the daily part shipments (that other brands have) from home base?
 

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Well, the first step is having dealers with competence, the next is to have a big enough presence in the country to handle parts and service logistics. No love for BMW/VAG/MB but they have the local presence (though obviously they fail a percentage of their customers routinely) to at least make buying their product not seem like a huge risk.

Lexus does well (but off a small sample of people who probably haven't figured out how to moan on the internet yet) and has insane customer retention rates. Porsche (not part of VWSA/AudiSA) has a relatively tiny footprint in SA compared to AR (despite comfortably outselling them) and they seem to do okay though at a price. Renault has the reputation from the 90s but they seem to have built the critical mass to at least be in a position to support their products (whether they do or don't is another story that I don't bother to inform myself about).

Would one want to stand in a queue with panda owners at a multi franchise fiat dealership while fighting the service dude to try and get your R1.5M car serviced? There is a reason that Lexus and toyota dealerships (though these are generally well run too) are well separated. Would the tiny FCA SA even bother to keep anything in stock or have the capability to import it quickly with the daily part shipments (that other brands have) from home base?
Agreed, maybe AR should be fall under Maserati, I personally do not go to the dealerships, yes, they are that incompetent and rather order the parts myself on the UK/Germany websites.

Let me go to the Lexus dealership this weekend to see what are the service level.
 

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Or people not wanting to pay big money for a brand that has terrible support and has questionable financial sustainability. And depreciation.

Ironically, the only reason a someone would buy an AR in SA is the brand name.
Of daai wat sommer kak soek en nie in die huwelik bevestig wil word nie.
 
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