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.you call that a hitch?
it's a bicycle rack, you can get those on the giulia.
Don't panic. I am in the same situation as you. I believe Alfa will eventally offer a trailer hitch, or a vendor like etrailer will. You can fit one bike in the back by folding the seats down until the hitch is available.Holy cow I am freaking out a little here. I bought this vehicle for my husband to deliver to him on Christmas. I made the assumption that it would accept a hitch based on the idea that it was listed as a factory option. After reading here I see that was a mistake. My husband bikes everyday, so this will be a big mistake on my part if I bought this car and it won't take his bike!
I am going to try to take the car to a place to see if they can install one. So the last word from Alfa seems to be that they don't offer an after market one?
I would not cut the bumper. Cutting the bumper is a last resort when fitting a hitch. Our salesperson did some research and found a suction cup roof rack that can be used until a proper hitch is available. https://www.seasucker.com/Thanks for the replies. Hoping to deliver this on Christmas Day ready for him to use it. That means with a hitch or else he has to stuff his bike in the trunk.
I've found someone (local hitch shop that does custom work) to manufacture a hitch for around $400. He has seen the car now and he isn't super confident about how "pretty" the hitch will be. And he mentioned that he may have to do some cutting on the bumper/trim because of how the exhaust sits.
Before I commit I'm going to talk to him more and try to get a better understanding of his plan. Am I making a mistake here guys? I have a limited understanding of the future possibility of Alfa coming out with something, and how it would be attached after market if they did.