Badge on a budget
There are still ways to get a touch of luxury, if not outright prestige, in the major segments
engine gives this five-door enough fizz to be a fun drive.
For Carsguide, this is the prestige entry point. than electric. Standard gear includes dualzone aircon, 6.5inch display with satnav and rear parking sensors. This is the cheapest way to buy membership to the prestige club but it’s a basic package. First impressions are good, with the distinctive shield grille helping the supermini stand out. Inside ide though, only the Alfa badge on the steering wheel hub b gives any clue this is a product from a premium m brand.
Still, Alfas are all about the driving g and for the money, there’s a spirited 900cc turbo engine matched to suspension n that’s much improved from the previous series.
It is a long way off the perfect prestige car but it is the best buyers can expect at this price point.