Alfa’s core range will have five-year warranties and three-year servicing as standard, as well as five years of roadside assistance

Alfa Romeo has given a five-year warranty to the Giulia, Stelvio and Giulietta models as part of its bid to increase sales to 400,000 annually by 2022. 

This follows the industry trend for longer warranties. The cover will be included in the purchase price of the car, along with three years of servicing and five years of roadside assistance. Parts, lubricant and labour are all included in the service cover.  

The five-year warranty includes mileage of up to 75,000 miles, with the increase stemming from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ investment in its Cassino plant, where the Giulia, Stelvio and Giulietta are built. 

The move is likely to be extended to all future models as Alfa expands its line-up. The Mito and 4C are not covered by the offer, however. 

Alfa has plans to produce a smaller SUV to sit below the Stelvio and a larger SUV to rival the BMW X5. The GTV will also return, reborn as a coupé variant of the Giulia, and it will get a Quadrifoglio variant with more than 600bhp. A revived 8C is also planned for production before 2022. 

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The warranty move is likely to be a response to Alfa’s less-than-perfect reliability record, with past models being marred by mechanical problems that gave the brand something of a reputation when it came to reliability. 

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12 July 2018

I have a Giulia - build seems very good and I've had no issues so far. However, a colleague was without his new Audi A4 for 2 of the first three weeks of ownership due to a terrible rattle from the dashboard, another colleagues Ford has been off the road with an oil-leak within the first year & my wifes Discovery Sport has been recalled a couple of times and also had its heater fan motor fail requiring removal of the entire dashboard to replace.

Nothing has perfect reliability but all cars are much better than they were a decade or two ago - which is what the constant Alfa bashing is based on.

It seems that "German reliability" may also be a myth based on last years What Car reliability survey where Alfa Romeo were the highest placed European brand in 5th place while the highest German brand was Audi in 12th place.

Perhaps they've increased the warranty to 5-years in the hope that motoring Journalists stop constantly talking about Alfs's unreliability when reviewing products - even when they experience no issues.

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