- Giulia now costs £500 less to finance overall
- Larger Alfa contributions cut customer deposit
- New offers better value for fleet and retail drivers
Monthly costs play a huge part in the appeal of company cars and private purchases alike, so it’s crucial Alfa Romeo gets these right to win over potential buyers - especially those who want to take the cash and choose their own car rather than select something from the company choice list.
Save £500 overall thanks to lower deposits
Following feedback from Parkers, Alfa Romeo has reduced the standard deposit needed to finance a Giulia from £8,694 to a more reasonable £7,499. Deposit contribution discounts rise from £1,500 to £2,500, though APR charges have gone up too.
The net impact is that monthly costs remain the same, though the total amount paid to rent or buy the car over a four-year contract drops by £500 – equivalent to more than £10 per month.
Despite that, the Giulia remains a car that motorists will have to choose with their hearts rather than their heads, as it weighs in at £359 per month in 2.2-litre 180hp diesel Speciale form (with a £7,499 deposit on a four-year, 10,000-mile-per-year contract).*
This compares with £277 for an equivalent Audi A4 and £319 for a more powerful Mercedes C-Class. Meanwhile, a Volkswagen Passat would be £334 per month and an upmarket Ford Mondeo Vignale (on a three-year, 9,000-mile-per-year contract) £343.
As the Alfa Romeo is only available with automatic gearboxes drivers considering rival cars can save more by choosing a manual, with Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Ford choices weighing in at £249, £277, £303 and £319 per month respectively.*
Included service pack cuts Alfa bills
Where the Giulia claws back some ground is in the fact that a three-year service plan is included – covering the cost of three services. This would set you back around £35 per month in the case of a Mercedes C-Class, meaning that the Giulia is effectively just £5 per month more overall than an equivalent automatic Mercedes.
Servicing costs for a Volkswagen Passat would cost you just £15.99 in comparison, meaning that the Alfa Romeo is just £9 more per month overall.
Take a look at our Alfa Romeo Giulia full review
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*Deals are correct at time of publication. Everyone’s financial circumstances are different and credit is not always available – Parkers cannot recommend a deal for you specifically. These deals are indicative examples of some packages available this week.