The active suspension is not a necessary option but still considered an upgrade to any of the TI Sport or Lusso models. The dealer doesn't try very hard to sell it and Ive not seen the package on any of the vehicles on the lot-not one. Not the Lusso or the TI Sport. It is an addition to the TI Sport for ($1350) which gives you the active suspension and LSD. If you choose the Lusso it is ($1650) because it gives you those 2 and the paddle shifters
that the TI Sport have included.
It appears there is a little shock icon in the center of the DNA control. If you don't see that, its doesnt have a different suspension or the "active" suspension everyone is asking about. Lusso and TI Sport have the same suspension. Alfa has so little knowledge at the point of the dealer on the TI Sport Package that has LSD and AS....it puzzles me. If it were so great why wouldn't they:
1) Upsell the package?
2) Have it on some or most of the vehicles on the lot?
1) You cant get the black package.
2) Lusso has "aluminum" colored trim and roof rails instead of gloss black.
3) The seats (IMO) are easier to navigate in and out of....bolsters are not so high.
4) The stitched leather interior is much cleaner than the regular non-upgrade interior in the TI Sport.
5) Lusso has 2 selections of real
wood trim instead of what the TI Sport offers.
6) Crema interior available in Lusso, not TI Sport.
Ready to order my Tri-Red Lusso with Crema interior and only option I am leaving out is the $1650 LSD, AS and paddles. The car is already AWD so LSD will do little and I am not going to pay $1650 if it cant be demonstrated clearly in action on a drive what I would be paying for in the AS....and paddles aren't worth $1650.
Getting a TI Sport does not mean you have active suspension-some think "better" suspension or "active" or whatever-not true. You have to pay for it and knowing if there is any noticeable difference on less than completely aggressive drives is questionable. If the dealer doesnt even try to sell you the package then why would you look to spend money on something you don't even know what you are getting?