Badge on a bud­get

There are still ways to get a touch of luxury, if not out­right pres­tige, in the ma­jor seg­ments

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Cover Story -

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.

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