The new Giulietta continues its tradition of performance, style and technolgy worthy of the name
“There is no doubt that the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta has very large shoes to fill,” says Lawrie Malatios, General Manager of Alfa Romeo in New Zealand. “It carries one of the all-time great car names which graced some of the best cars of the last century and it must pick up the reins of a line of a cars that started with the AlfaSud, a true classic in its own right, through to the Alfa Romeo 147. It also steps into one of the most challenging sectors of the market, the prestige small car sector.”
The Giulietta is built on an all-new compact platform with changes to the chassis, floorplan and basic structure of the car as a whole.
Two engines are offered. In the entry level Giulietta is the 1.4-litre MultiAir producing 125kW and a 0-100kph time of 7.8 seconds. Official fuel consumption is 5.8L/100km, and a CO2 figure of 134g/km.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV gains the latest version of the 1750 TBi engine, with an output of 173kW, while the torque peak is 340 Nm in the DNA’s dynamic mode at 1900rpm. The 0-100kph time is 6.8 seconds and it maxes at 242kph. Its combined fuel figure is 7.6 litres per 100 km.
Standard equipment includes dual zone air conditioning and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, automatic dipping interior mirror, fog lights, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, leather steering wheel with audio controls, automatic wipers and lights, as well as the Blue&Me™ hands-free infotainment system.
The Cloverleaf model gets sports suspension lowered by 10mm, Sports Seats in mircofibre and leather with red stitching, Bose HiFi, dark tinted windows, sporty red brake callipers and 18” spoke design alloy wheels with a dark titanium finish.
The new Alfa Giulietta was recently awarded a Euro NCAP five-star crash safety rating and an overall score of 87/100.
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