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Date: 28 Nov 2020 Author Type: Press Release
Author: FCA
Source: FCA
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia wins all three categories in Executive Car class of the 2020 AA Kinsey Report
  • Giulia has most affordable servicing and repair costs, as well as the cheapest parts basket
  • Best in South Africa parts basket cost as a percentage of purchase price.
Centurion, 18 November 2020 –The Alfa Romeo Giulia has proven it is not only gorgeous to look at and beautiful to drive, it is also cost-effective to own. The award-winning Giulia added another accolade to its prize basket when the 30th AA Kinsey Report named it resounding class winner in its Executive Saloon category.

The Kinsey Report has researched the cost of replacement parts, servicing and repair costs for the South African market for the past 30 years. As one of the most respected independent reports for car owners in South Africa, it provides a valuable indication of cost-of-ownership, while providing another layer of competitive statistics across competitor vehicles in a segment.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia won the Executive Saloon category by the biggest margin of any of the nine categories. The Giulia has the most affordable service parts basket, repair parts, and crash repair parts, which impacts cost-of-ownership elements like insurance premiums. The Alfa Romeo’s total basket came in at a value of R86,570 while the next competitor in the segment cost R178,710 for the identical parts.

Of interest is the Kinsey Report’s tracking of the parts basket as a percentage total of purchase price. The Alfa Romeo Giulia has the lowest index of parts to purchase price of all vehicles in the report at 12,54%.

“We are delighted by this independent recognition of the value-for money represented by the Alfa Romeo brand in the South African market,” said Ismaeel Hassen, CEO of FCA South Africa. “Having some of the most affordable parts in the industry make an enormous impact on our dealer network and their ability to service our valued customers.”

Since its launch in 2016, the Alfa Romeo Giulia has been honoured with a multitude of awards, applauding its safety ratings, overall design and innovation. Giulia offers cutting-edge car safety features alongside race-inspired performance to deliver a next-level human-centric driving experience and one of the safest cars on the market.

Alfa Romeo’s drive to win has always come from within. Engineers have created a perfect balance between precision engineering and unbridled passion – while making the Giulia incredibly cost-effective to own over the longer term.

The multi-award winning Alfa Romeo Giulia has won various Car of the Year titles around the world, has been named TopGear’s Car of the Year in 2016, Autocar’s Game Changer of 2017 and WhatCar? Performance Car of the Year for 2019 amongst many others.
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