Pricing has been announced for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range, which will debut in the UK in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and will go on sale the same month. The carmaker has confirmed that prices will start from £16,995.
The base model is the 1.4 TB in Turismo trim. The following features come as standard: air-con, alloy wheels, electric front and rear windows, stop-start, LED lights and Alfa's DNA system.
Admittedly, this model is priced higher than the entry-level five-door VW Golf 1.4, which is priced from £15,435. However, the Alfa has more power and equipment. On the other hand, the Giulietta is cheaper than the entry-level five-door Ford Focus 1.6 Style (with a £17,945 price tag).
Interestingly, the Alfa has more equipment and power than that model as well. Five engines will be offered: petrol engines include the 120bhp 1.4 TB (£16,995); the 170bhp 1.4 TB Multiair (£19,495); and the range-topping 235bhp 1750 TBi Cloverleaf version (£24,495).
The diesel range consists of a 105bhp 1.6 JDTM-2 (£17,895); and 170bhp 2.0 JDTM-2 (£21,195). Three trim levels are available on the Giulietta -- Turismo, Lusso and Veloce. Alfa will take center stage at Goodwood this year as part of its centenary celebrations.
The new 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is available in three high-spec trims – Turismo, Lusso and Veloce – all providing optimal user-chooser flexibility. On the other hand, the range-topping Cloverleaf variant features its own exclusive interior and exterior elements and is available at £24,495.
The entire new Alfa Giulietta range is offered an array of advanced technological features. For instance, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta features innovative performance engines like the petrol-powered MultiAir and the second generation diesel-powered MultiJet engines.
Likewise, the engines feature, as standard, the Start&Stop system that helps save more fuel while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Superior ride and handling come, courtesy of Alfa Romeo’s all-new Compact chassis.
Moreover, Alfa Romeo features, also as standard, a DNA system that adjusts the Giulietta's behavior to match road conditions and driving styles. Featured as standard on the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta are air conditioning, LED front and rear lights, electric front and rear windows, VDC, six airbags, and Electronic Q2.