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post #1 of 105 (permalink) Old 12-02-2017, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer hitch?

Anyone know if a trailer hitch is a dealer installed option?


If not, does the rear bumper have to be cut? Or is there a punch-out panel on the rear bumper?
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it's "listed" as as option, whether it's actually available now ....
let me know
But because of the mopar connection I doubt it is anything other than a dealer direct bolt on item, with no hacking involved
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I was told it wasn't available as a dealer option, factory only, but I also would not trust the sales person who told me that.

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Thanks for the replies.


I am concerned there is no trailer hitch period, for the Stelvio. We want to transport bicycles, not pull a heavy trailer.


I am considering canceling my order for the Stelvio. An SUV needs trailer hitch capability to be competitive.
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you call that a hitch?
it's a bicycle rack, you can get those on the giulia.
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The tow hitch is available as a factory option and a dealer added accessory in the UK.
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you call that a hitch?
it's a bicycle rack, you can get those on the giulia.
Yes, I call it a hitch. You attach a bike rack to a trailer hitch, just like I did with my X5 (and as you see on every other SUV made). It is far easier to load a bike onto a hitch mounted bike rack, than a roof rack.


BTW- The dealer searched today and could not find a trailer hitch for the Stelvio.
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I too am waiting for a hitch so that i can use my hitch mount bike rack. Hopefully it doesn't take to long for one to be available.

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I am confident we will have a dealer-installed hitch option from Alfa very soon + other accessories including crossbars and the bumper protector (for the top surface) discussed in another thread. There is a 4-color brochure attachment in another thread worth a look showing the European accessories posted by tipo949 (thanks!) - here is the link: http://mopar-original-accessories.sa...l/page-16.html

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rack or hitch aside, I quite agree that it is absurd that these items weren't available from the outset - and it's been months since US arrival, it is quite unacceptable for a vehicle of this type.

FCA /mopar really got to get it together on basics like this to be succesful. I'm a "fan", I could care less about carplay/navigation or heated/cooled seats, or all kinds of things more modern buyers expect, but selling a utility vehicle with half the utility unavailable is a real faux pas.
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