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Alfa adds five-door 147 and launches in-car sat nav system


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Alfa Romeo has added a five-door version to the 147 range, together with a 2.0-litre manual transmission in the three and five-doors.

The additions go on sale in the UK on June 15. Alfa is also offering Connect, its new global interactive on-board communications system in all 147 versions.

Connect is a small screen (pictured) flanked by a numerical keypad and other controls and acts as a 'travelling companion', that can make phone calls, provide information, consult maps and select music. It's accessed by pressing a Connect key on the fascia which contacts operators in a centre near Milan. Speaking in a choice of 14 languages operators can recommend restaurants, book a hotel and in the future, buy an air ticket for the driver. They can also call the emergency services or offer step-by-step route guidance.

Alfa Romeo 147 OTR prices:
1.6 Twin Spark Turismo three-door £13,175
1.6 Twin Spark Lusso three-door £14,250
2.0 Lusso three-door £15,740
2.0 Selespeed Lusso three-door £17,340
1.6 Twin Spark Turismo five-door £13,675
1.6 Twin Spark Lusso five-door £14,750
2.0 Lusso five-door £16,240
2.0 Selespeed five-door £17,840

Connect, with radio, CD, GPS, dual-band phone, info services £480
Connect Nav, as above with pictogram sat-nav £770
Connect Nav+, as above plus full colour map sat-nav, voice control and voice memory £1,020


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