Fiat planning hot Alfa Romeo Giulietta to take on Vw Golf GTI

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

Fiat is planning to introduce a hot Alfa Romeo Giulietta expected to get the same bodyshell but with a heavily modified platform. The US 500 revised chassis has been designed to drop weight and improve the car's dynamics. On the US 500, expect to see improvements that were recently launched on the 500C effective at reducing noise, vibration and harshness.

Fiat won't install these changes on the European 500 and instead, it will introduce the new platform with the next Panda early next year and on the next Lancia Ypsilon due this year. After doing this, Fiat will start with a major upgrade of the B-platform used by the Fiat Punto and Alfa Mito.

The Punto was recently facelifted but it will soon get a more in-depth makeover. It's believed that the rear suspension will be changed from the current torsion beam set-up to a more sophisticated multi-link arrangement.

Fiat sources also said that the upgraded chassis will be engineered to take a hybrid drivetrain. A performance version of the new Giulietta will soon be offered too. Fiat has yet to confirm if the car will be badged as a GTA or a Cloverleaf.

Sources say though that it will be front-wheel drive and will use the new 1750 TBi turbocharged petrol engine with Multiair. At the Geneva show, the car was previewed by a Giulietta with this 235bhp engine and Cloverleaf cosmetic upgrades.

The top-of-the range Giulietta will use a development of Alfa's Q2 electronic differential and will also come with active dampers and Fiat's new dual-clutch gearbox that's due to be launched in April.

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