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Alfa Romeo Junior review

£42,240
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Published: 09 Jul 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

For the standard 156bhp car, called Junior Electtrica, it's £33,895. A heat pump is standard, but not heated seats.

Then there’s the Elettrica Speciale with a body kit and different (still 18-inch) wheels. It adds a body kit, more speakers, heated electric front seats, level 2 drive assist, reversing camera and ambient cabin lighting. At £35,695, the price step sounds like good value.

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The 280bhp Veloce, driven here, is £42,295. It has the sports chassis, LSD, a more obvious body kit and black roof, 20-inch wheels, and the epic Sabelt seats.

The battery in the Veloce is, as with the other versions, a 51kWh pack. The low-power ones stretch it to 250 miles WLTP, but for the Veloce it's down to only around 205 miles, spec dependent.

Charge time is eight hours 15 minutes on a 7.4kW wallbox or public point. On a 100kW or above DC charger, it's 27 minutes 20-80 percent. Which doesn't sound too sluggish, but remember it's a small battery and you're not taking on that much range.

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