This is the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a new vehicle expected to give impetus to the brand in one of Europe's most important segments. For those who don't know, the Giulietta name is a tribute to an automobile myth, a car that in the 1950s, caught the imagination of generations of car enthusiasts and it appears the new model is planning to achieve the same success as the legendary model.
The new Giulietta combines the sportiness & elegance and continues the same direction in style and technology, a direction that started with the 8C Competizione supercar.
As you can see from the photos, the front end of the car us developed around a "trilobe shape" and features a brand-new interpretation of the classic Alfa grille, positioned into the front bumper and suspended between the two air intakes. The new headlamps integrate technology and a Daytime Running Lights (DRL) function for maximum active safety while the taut lines closing in on the rear end accentuate the "wedge" shape of the body.
The rear of the car consolites the impression of a muscular car, firmly gripped to the road. The rear lamps also feature the LED technology to improve the sportiness and safety.
Inside, the horizontally developed dashboard with aluminium element accents and rocker controls which explicitly recall the 8C Competizione. The dimensions of the new car give a compact, dynamic shape combined with excellent roominess and a capacious boot (350 litres): the car is 4.35 metres long, 1.46 metre high and 1.80 metres wide with a wheelbase of 2.63 metres.
Under the hood we find four turbo engines fitted with a standard "Start&Stop" system for reducing consumption and emissions: two petrol engines (1.4TB - 120 HP and 1.4TB MultiAir - 170 HP) and two diesel engines (1.6 JTDM - 105 HP and 2.0 JTDM - 170 HP, both belonging to the second generation of JTDM engines). The range is completed by the powerful 1750 TBi - 235 HP with an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration.
The car is also fitted with the most sophisticated electronic devices for dynamic control as standard: VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), DST (Dynamic Steering Torque), Q2 electronic differential and Alfa DNA selector. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be presented to the world at the forthcoming Geneva Car Show. Sales of the new model will start in spring and be gradually extended to all the major markets.