2022 Stelvio Ti
Update: Had it ceramic coated today! So nice and shiny!!
Nope, in the US it appears to be incredibly limited, so much so I can't see a reason to subscribe once the trial is over.Question: Does the Alfa Connect so anything other than the Lock/Unlock and Start functions?
UConnect on my Jeep does more including monitoring oil level, tire pressure, maintenance status, etc.
Thanks for confirming. This version is similar to the version from my 2017 Pacifica. I agree, not sure I will use it after the 12 month trial.Nope, in the US it appears to be incredibly limited, so much so I can't see a reason to subscribe once the trial is over.
However if you look at the features the EU has for their alfa connect app it's all the full features that you mention and as in-depth as the BMW app from my last car, so clearly the car is capable, but they decided to just scrimp in the US for apparent cost cutting.
I'm sure I'll regret this, but I beg to differ, your comments regard the infotainment experience, which you are correct, is a frequent issue for users, however this has nothing to do with the infotainment system or anything that you can access on or within it.Just like to address the point of lack of infotainment features in North America,
It's a possibility Alfa decided to limit the avalible tech in the largest and most finicky auto market in the world (North America), to attempt to limit defects/warranty repairs, and public perception of reliability issues/consumer complaints. I know that doesn't make sense but please bare with me,
In other brands, like BMW, the tech features specifically relating to the infotainment system are actually one of the top areas of consumer complaints and bring down reliability ratings, depending on the survey it can be alot. You also should realize Maserati's use of Uconnect has been a negative for reviewers of that brand very often, probably why Alfa didn't use it.
The infotainment system, like the dashboard, the warning lights, telematics, etc, are all part of the interconnected systems, the infotainment system is just a window, the connected car is another window, linking connected car and infotainment together do a disservice to the complexity of the interconnected car networking and systems.Definite possibility.
It's important to understand the connected car features work through the processing of the infotainment system, it is all interconnected. It has to be to allow the advanced functions of the app.
The good thing is that is an upgrade that should be easy to deliver.Totally agreed.
Not using uConnect was a mistake. They had good reasons..reviewers slamming Maserati for it..but that's reviewers, people who drive Maserati's enjoy it, I think we would too, its one of the better software packages.
Oh well. Maybe next generation.