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Split Rear seats....folding/non-folding?

Gang, I'm just getting acquainted with the features & options of the Giulia lineup, I read somewhere that the QF has the split rear seats but they do NOT fold, while the rest of the Giulia lineup has split AND folding rear seats... is this a fact? I'm wondering why they would nix that option for the QF unless it was for a slight weight savings...me, I'd rather have the folding seats in it. Thanks for your help!
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It is my impression that the (Corrected thanks @4Foglio ) 2018 QV got them, but not on prior MY's.

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My QV was built in April of 2018 and I have the fold down rear seats...

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Great news. SO glad they changed that! Thanks!
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Probably possible to retrofit on the '17s if you need that feature but you found a good deal on a '17.

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This has been covered elsewhere but it's a build date thing, not MY. The MY18 that I have (built in late '17) does not have them. IIRC they are *officially* a feature for the '19 MY, but made it to some later built '18 MY's. What's interesting is when the QV lacked them, it was said it was due to weight and chassis rigidity. Now what?
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This has been covered elsewhere but it's a build date thing, not MY. The MY18 that I have (built in late '17) does not have them. IIRC they are *officially* a feature for the '19 MY, but made it to some later built '18 MY's. What's interesting is when the QV lacked them, it was said it was due to weight and chassis rigidity. Now what?

Now they weigh more and have less chassis rigidity. They are also on taller springs and other compromises based on the public's needs vs. Ring lap times.

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I’ve had the solid seats out and I see no bracing for chassis stiffness, if anything I’d bet the solid seats were for weight savings.

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Iíve had the solid seats out and I see no bracing for chassis stiffness, if anything Iíd bet the solid seats were for weight savings.

That would be my assumption. The extra hardware for the folding mechanism would add a bit of weight. By itself I'd call it a nothingburger, but part of a collective effort, every little bit counts....thx.
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