2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta to use Chrysler’s hybrid powertrain

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

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.

The platform has a weight of only 174 kg (which is 10% lighter than its predecessor) and is built from 84% high and ultrahigh strength steel.

McPherson front suspensions are used, while the rear suspension uses a dual-link layout. To reduce weight, the front suspension arms and the rear suspension crossmember are made from aluminum.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Hyundai Motor Group – including both Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors – has disclosed a wide-ranging plan to introduce 31 environment-friendly models in a new development roadmap that aims to...
by - August 22, 2017
Over a decade ago, Pagani took the Zonda to the Geneva Motor Show. The Zonda hypercar was then set to retire in 2013 together with the track-focused Revolucion. But here...
by - August 22, 2017
The newest Porsche Cayenne is scheduled be unwrapped by the end of the month after completing endurance tests worth 2.7 million miles. Since we are just a few weeks away...
by - August 22, 2017
This is the time of the year when automakers give us teasers and previews of their upcoming models. Now, it seems like BMW is ready to unveil the M5 (F90)...
by - August 22, 2017
It is quite common to revive classic cars if you have a lot of extra money. Models like the Jaguar XKSS and Aston Martin’s DB4 GT have been upgraded to...
by - August 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries