Alfa Romeo revealed that its new Giulietta model will debut a new 140 hp diesel 2.0 JTDM-2 engine that is equipped with the Alfa TCT twin clutch automatic gearbox and a more powerful 170 hp 1.4 MultiAir turbo petrol that’s also linked to the Alfa TCT transmission. The first variant emits 119 g/km of CO2 and its fuel consumption is rated at 4.5 l/100 km (52.2 mpg) on a combined cycle.
Meanwhile, the second variant emits 121 g/km of CO2. Alfa Romeo has proclaimed the Giulietta to be the safest compact car in the world after having successfully completed the Euro NCAP tests.
The Giulietta will be available in two other versions: a 105 hp Distinctive 1.6 JTDM and a Quadrifoglio Verde with a 235 hp 1750 TBi engine. The Giulietta model is included in Alfa Romeo’s line-up for the Paris Motor Show.
The first unit is an eco-friendly diesel engine that returns 3.7 l/100 km (63.5 mpg) of fuel consumption in the extra-urban cycle due to the combination of MultiJet 2 technology and the Start&Stop system.
The other unit offers the highest power that has ever been achieved by an Alfa Romeo production engine. At the Alfa Romeo booth, there will also be a Giulietta equipped with Blue&Me-TomTom, the only fully integrated portable info-entertainment system.
It offers map navigation and it can also be used “by means of an up-to-date colour touch screen plus steering wheel and voice commands to manage the telephone, navigation and all information needed while driving.”
At the Paris Motor Show 2011, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was introduced to the public with a new engine. The design team has taken a ying yang approach to offer two versions of the vehicle in one. Drivers can select their driving mode choosing from sporty and active drive, or they may elect to have more comfort, smoothness and sophistication.
This is all possible due to a compact technical design in the form of a dual pinion active steering and adjusted suspension together with the strong but light materials used to make the vehicle. This enables the vehicle to use aerodynamics for improved speed and grip whilst having an eye on safety.
The car was awarded an impressive 5 Euro NCAP stars and an 87% safety score, making it one of safest compact vehicles ever. The Giulietta is equipped with technology including the Blue and Me Tom Tom navigation system, an impressive portable infotainment system, colour touch screen, map navigation and voice activated steering wheel and voice command options connecting mobiles, navigation and the Blue & Me features. This all improves driver safety for hands free driving.