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Alfa Romeo will add 2 new models to its lineup: a Giulietta successor and a new 4C

Alfa Romeo has been working on revitalizing its product portfolio, beginning with the Giulia and the Stelvio. Other than those two, the Italian automaker also has plans on adding a larger crossover in the lineup too, but what will that be? Well, if our sources are reliable, the automaker was said to be looking into two new vehicles, namely the 4C and another model that will be the successor of the Giulietta.

Roberto Fedeli, Alfa Romeo’s chief technical officer told Auto Express, said that they will need a few other pillars, to put in the C-segment, as well as a much sportier model, for them to be able to complete the Alfa range of products.

Alfa Romeo is also considering a shortened version of the Giulietta, which will be the shortened version of the Giulia sedan’s platform, and it will likely be a rear wheel drive as well. And take note, that this is a rare territory for C-segment hatchbacks, kind of like the formula of the BMW 1 Series hatch. The thing is, Alfa and FCA will have to make sure that it is worth their time, money, and effort to re-enter that segment.

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Alfa Romeo simultaneously debuts facelifted Giulietta in 5 European cities

The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta has arrived. Unveiled simultaneously across five locations in Europe with the main event being held in the Alfa Romeo Museum, the public finally got its first glimpse of the latest offering from the European carmaker.

Main design enhancements to watch out for in the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a revised front which consists of a new honeycomb grille, piano black bumper inserts which come with red highlights on sporty models, and a new headlamp and fog lamp surrounds.

These design changes would make the car more visibly connected to the styling of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Sports saloon which is evident in the “Alfa Romeo” and “Giulietta” logos, new alloy wheel designs, tail pipes, similar colour choices (Alfa While and Lipari Grey) and the new transmission-engine combination which is expected to generate interest for UK clients.

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2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition is now available in the UK

Alfa Romeo UK has rolled out a new variant of the Giulietta – the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition – particularly targeted at business drivers. It is derived from mid-range Distinctive trim level but boasts of features that user-choosers consider essential. The variant still features 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and rear parking sensors.

It also features DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition its features the 6.5-inch Uconnect infotainment system upgrade, with voice-programmable satellite navigation with 3D mapping, and the Visibility Pack that includes dusk and rain sensors, self-dimming rear-view interior mirror and power folding door mirrors.

Other additional features include front seat electric lumbar support and front parking sensors. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition could be availed in three engine choices. The first one is the 105hp 1.6-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel that has carbon dioxide emission figure of 104g/km, combined economy number of 70.6 mpg with 2014-2015 BIK Rate of 16 percent.

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Alfa Romeo celebrates 60 years of iconic Giulietta with special offer

Alfa Romeo UK is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint with an offer to buyers of a new Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB 120hp Progression a deposit contribution equal to the 1954 UK price of £1,250. The contribution could be availed by PCP and HP retail customers from April 7 to April 22, 2014, pending certain terms and conditions.

The offer also includes the Special Lunar Pearl paint, a new color for the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta range. Those who placed an order for an Alfa Romeo Giulietta during the period will be automatically entered into a prize draw which winner will get a refund of the difference between the price of a 1954 Giulietta Sprint and a 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB 120hp Progression.

This means that the winner purchased a 2014 Giulietta for the price of the 1954 model. For 2014, Alfa Romeo has loaded the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range with more technology like Uconnect touch-screen infotainment systems as standard.

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Back in 2010, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was introduced and since then more than 212,000 units have been ordered worldwide. Still, the current Giulietta needed an update and Alfa Romeo officially announced today.

Set to make its world debut next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Facelift comes with some exterior updates such as a redesigned front grille, new fog lights with chrom-plated frame and a new set of 16-, 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels. The front headlights have DRL with LED technology and a day light function for maximum active safety, while the rear lights use LED technology in the same way. In addition, three new exterior colors are available: Moonlight Pearl, Anodizzato Blue and Bronze.

The interior of the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Facelift was updated too and now features new door panels and handles and new insert on the central console and dashboard. Alfa Romeo also updated the seats and the steering wheel. The 2014 Giulietta Quadrigoflio Verde version offers new sports seats upholstered in black leather/Alcantara with contrasting stitching with electro-welded logo on the backrest (also available on the QV Sportiva Pack).

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Alfa Romeo has beefed up its Giulietta line-up with a special series Collezione range. Having a starting price of £18,265 OTR, the limited edition Alfa Giulietta Collezione features a unique contrast roof as standard, in addition to premium body styling, elegant interior touches, powerful engines and enhanced specification. The Alfa Giulietta Collezione could be availed in three signature Alfa colors -- Solid Black, Alfa Red and Ghiaccio White -- all of which features a contrasting roof as standard.

Solid Black models come with a matte magnesio grey roof, while Alfa Red and Ghiaccio White models come with a solid black roof. The limited edition’s dynamic looks are further complemented by 17-inch Titanium finish alloy wheels, titanium effect wing mirrors, darkened headlight surrounds and chrome door handles. Dynamic contrast is likewise implemented inside the Alfa Giulietta Collezione, featuring new black and red competizione cloth upholstery, a unique fabric with contrasting stitching and titanium finish inserts on the door inserts, central console and dashboard.

Coming as standard for the Collezione are air conditioning and Blue&Me. A customer could choose between four engine choices: a 1.4 TB 120bhp or a 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp petrol engine; or a 1.6 JTDM-2 105 bhp or a 2.0 JTDM-2 140 bhp diesel engine.

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The anticipation for the comeback of Alfa Romeo in the U.S. builds up more with the delays. Apparently, Alfa Romeo has spent a lot of its time on being featured in several Hollywood movies. In fact, the Giulietta will be seen in the “Fast & Furious 6” movie at one of its signature stunts. The movie opens on May 24 in the U.S. In the “Fast Five” movie, two Dodge Chargers dragged a vault through the streets.

But the stunt for the sixth movie is even more ridiculous. The Giulietta will be disembarking from a cargo plane during takeoff. Notably, these Giuliettas won’t have much alike with the hot hatch models on sale in Europe since they will receive many revisions on their exterior and interior for the movie. A variety of engines will be available for the Euro-spec Giulietta.

These include a 1.4-liter turbocharged Multiair engine and 2.0-liter turbodiesel mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Alfa fans are excited for the launch of the 4C in the U.S. that marks the brand’s comeback. However, it’s not yet known when the Giulietta will make it to the U.S.

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Driving during the worst of winter in the UK is easier when you have any of the Alfa MiTo and Giulietta models that come with Alfa’s innovative D.N.A. system, which features an All-Weather driving mode. The Alfa MiTo and Giulietta ranges get the intelligent Vehicle Dynamic Control.

Drivers can choose from ‘D’ (Dynamic), ‘N’ (Natural) and ‘A’ (All-Weather) driving modes. When the car is in All-Weather mode, the ASR (Anti Slip Regulation) system constantly tracks the tire grip, its yaw and the steering angle. When necessary, the system narrows the throttle opening and the brakes are applied to the individual wheels to sustain stability. Simultaneously, the VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) system turns more intrusive, perfect for conditions where wheels could be on both snow and tarmac.

In addition, a Mµ-Split control function permits the car to discover traction and control at the same time on two totally diverse road conditions. This works together with the DST (Dynamic Steering Torque) feature that offers steering torque movements to initiate the natural correction of oversteer. Lastly, Hydraulic Brake Assistance also raises the braking pressure and as a result, it lessens the braking distances in an emergency.

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Alfa Romeo UK added a sporty trim level, dubbed as Sportiva, to the carmaker’s Alfa MiTo and Giulietta ranges. Inspired by Alfa’s range topping versions, combined with award-winning petrol and diesel engines, the Sportiva version boasts of a luxurious sporty looks, fuel efficiency and low emissions.  The Alfa MiTo Sportiva is endowed with all the technology-packed features of the Distinctive trim as well as a few additions. With the trim, a customer only needs to add £750 OTR to avail of £1,500 worth of option upgrades.

Alfa MiTo Sportiva features exclusive 18” Quadrifoglio Verde sports alloy wheels, Sportiva badges and sports kick plates.

The interior of the Alfa MiTo Sportiva carries a black and green theme complemented by darkened interior headlining. It also features matte black steering wheel inserts, a black leather steering wheel and handbrake, as well as black Alcantara sport seat upholstery.

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Alfa Romeo wants to give its retail customers further peace of mind and so it has extended its present three-year warranty by two more years through the MiTo and Giulietta product ranges. This report coincides with the launch of the Alfa MiTo TwinAir, which features the highly awarded 875cc twin-cylinder turbo engine with variable intake valve technology and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.

The new extended warranty is composed of 36 months’ unlimited mileage warranty. It offers an extra 24 months’ mechanical warranty on all Alfa MiTo and Giulietta retail purchases. The added cover shields the model against manufacturer defects and component defects.

According to Damien Dally, Head of Brand, Alfa Romeo UK, the company’s strategy is to attract new customers, a formidable challenge considering that consumers are currently more cautious about taking risks and would rather stay away from new models.

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The new Fiat Viaggio will start production on June 28 at a new plant in the Changsha Economic Zone in Hunan province. Viaggio, which is Italian for journey, will be the first product of GAC Fiat Automobile, the 50-50 joint venture between Fiat and China's Guangzhou Automobile Group.

Jack Cheng, Fiat China boss and GAC Fiat general manager, is confident that Fiat will be successful this time in China with the help of products like the new Viaggio. He described the Viaggio as “an Alfa Romeo Giulietta” that could be bought with a Fiat price. The Viaggio is actually a reworked version of the Dodge Dart, which is based on the Giulietta.

The official price hasn’t been announced yet. Fiat has set a target for sales to reach 20,000 Viaggio units in 2012 and 100,000 units in 2013. Last year, fewer than 2,000 vehicles were sold by Fiat in China.

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At the close of 2011, Alfa Romeo UK achieved a volume increase of 30.8%. With 11,563 new vehicles, the company also achieved its highest annual new registration figure since 2002. Kicking the market trend where carmaker's average volume dropped by 4.4%, Alfa Romeo gained the third biggest manufacturer volume percentage boost for the year. The company's success has been due to a variety of factors including its recent product range.

Enhanced dealer network also contributed to the company's success. The network now takes pride in its No. 10 position in the J.D. Power UK customer satisfaction survey. Other factors include the incentive offers and highly competitive finance available on each model.

The Alfa Giulietta hatchback and the sporty compact Alfa MiTo have aided the brand to gain more customers by being a trustworthy alternative to mainstream German competitors. In the United Kingdom, Alfa Romeo achieved sales of 7,113 Giuliettas last year. It has also sold more than 10,000 units since its introduction. In Europe, the company sold 80,000 units last year. Orders for the Giulietta worldwide have reached nearly 140,000 units.

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Alfa Romeo’s Giulietta line will soon have an addition to its family – a wagon. The wagon version is expected to complement the Giulietta hatchback, Alfa’s most popular model. The Giulietta wagon is the first wagon from Alfa since 2008, when its parent Fiat SpA discontinued its Stilo Multi Wagon due to poor sales.

Currently, wagons account for around 25% of compact car sales in Europe and more than 75% in Germany and Italy. The Giulietta wagon is expected to hit showrooms by mid-2013. Meanwhile, Alfa is also set to launch a large crossover and a mid-sized model, the Giulia, and in late 2013. The company will produce them at one of Chrysler’s factories in the U.S. Alfa’s parent, Fiat, controls 53.5% of Chrysler.

Alfa is currently offering only two models, the MiTo and the Giulietta, after it stopped production of its 159 model in November, to give way to the Fiat Panda. The Giulia is viewed as the replacement for the 159. Alfa saw its European sales go up by 21% to 122,401 units in the January-February 2011 period, with the Giulietta accounting for 60% of the European sales through September 2011.

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Maserati teamed up again with Alfa Romeo and announced that a limited edition of the Alfa Romeo Giuliettas built on an exclusive basis for the Maserati network will soon hit the streets throughout Europe, as dealer loaner vehicles. Of course, this is not new as both companies teamed up before in order to reveal the special Alfa Romeo MiTo.

Regarding the new Alfa Romeo Giuliettas, these models will use the powerful 750 Turbo Petrol engine (dedicated to the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde) delivering 235 hp but the most interesting part will be the interior as the cars will feature heated seats upholstered in full grain Venere leather in the new shade "Maserati Brown" with electric adjustment, an exclusive "Alfa Romeo for Maserati" plate embellishing the dashboard and the special aluminium kick plate with the names "Giulietta" and "Maserati" engraved to seal the union.

The cars will be built in a limited edition of 100 units, each featuring bi-xenon headlamps with AFS function, navigation system with pop-up display, Europe maps and TMC Pro, Blue&Me hands-free system with controls on the steering wheel, AUX-IN port, USB port and Bluetooth, and dual zone automatic climate control.

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The five-door Alfa Giulietta hatchback can now be ordered with the twin dry clutch semi-automatic transmission ALFA TCT that boosts the performance as well as raises efficiency and cuts fuel consumption. The new Alfa Giulietta features the next-generation ALFA TCT semi-automatic transmission and optional shift paddles located at the back of the steering wheel.

As a result, the vehicle is able to set new standards when it comes to performance, fuel consumption and emissions. The ALFA TCT range includes the 2.0 JTDM-2 170 bhp diesel engine and the 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp petrol, which received the International Engine of Year Award for Best New Engine in 2010.

These raise the appeal of the Giulietta whether in fleet or consumer sales. The 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp Giulietta with ALFA TCT transmission offers a sportiness that enables the car to reach a top speed of 135 mph and to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 7.7 seconds. It’s a feat that the car’s performance is so impressive and yet its fuel consumption and emissions are amazingly low. It returns 54.3 mpg over a combined cycle and 121 g/km of CO2.

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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.

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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.

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Chrysler will take over the research and development of hybrid powertrains as part of the partnership with Fiat. The resulting technologies that will be developed will be used by both companies. Chrysler will be responsible for the raw build of the technology, while Fiat will take charge of the fine tuning of the powertrain to make it a fit for each brand.

An InsideLine report said that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be the first Italian car to get an American hybrid powertrain. The car is offered in numerous engines: For petrol, it has the 1.4TB (120 HP) and 1.4TB MultiAir (170 HP); while the diesel engines include 1.6 JTDM (105 HP) and 2.0 JTDM (170 HP) as well as an exclusive 1750 TBi 235 HP with Quadrifoglio Verde configuration.

The hybrid version is likely to be released several years from now. Aside from the hybrids, a wider version of the "C" platform is currently being developed for the Giulietta. Dubbed the Compact Wide, it will serve as a base for at least seven new cars included in the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep brands.

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Photos and details of Alfa Romeo's Giulietta were released recently. Alfa Romeo, a Fiat subsidiary, brings the Giulietta to a long line of Alfas before it. Fiat said that the car will arrive in the United States in 2011.

But before you pin all your hopes on this detail, Fiat chairman Sergio Marchionne has said at the big Chrysler press conference in November 2009 that there's actually little hope of that happening.

He said that it has 2012 sales estimates for the Alfa but that it isn't much. Marchionne said that Alfa would have to make a case for itself in the US. What's sure for now is that the Giulietta is the first car to build on Fiat's new compact architecture. It will also underpin a range of future compact and midsize cars, including Chryslers and Dodges.

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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).

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