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 four engine choices. The first one is the 1.6-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel engine that delivers 105 hp of output. This mill boasts of carbon dioxide emissions levels of 104 g/km as well as returns a combined economy number of 70.6 mpg with 2014-2015 BIK Rate of 16 percent.
A customer could also choose the new 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel that delivers 150 hp of max motive power and emits 110 grams of carbon dioxide per km. It also returns a combined economy number of 67.3 mpg with BIK Rate of 18 percent.
Both the 1.6-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel engine and 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel mills are mated to six-speed manual transmissions.
Aside from diesel engines, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition can also be powered by a petrol engine. On offer is a 1.4-liter Turbo Petrol engine that delivers 170 hp of max output and returns carbon dioxide emission levels of 119 g/km. The 1.4-liter Turbo Petrol offers a combined economy of 55.4 mpg with BIK Rate of 18 percent.
The most powerful mill is the 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel mill that could develop up to 175 hp of motive powers and returns 64.2 mpg of combined fuel economy. This 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel engine emits 116 grams of carbon dioxide per km with a BIK Rate of 18 percent.
Both the 1.4-liter Turbo Petrol engine and the 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel mill are paired with the six-speed ALFA TCT twin dry-clutch transmissions.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition can be availed at a starting price of £18,990 OTR, offering over £2,000 worth of additional equipment compared to the Distinctive model. This is the tag for the version 1.6-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel engine. The variant with 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel has a price of £20,290 OTR.
On the other hand, 1.4-liter Turbo Petrol and the 2.0-liter JTDM-2 turbo-diesel versions of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition have tags of £20,810 OTR and £22,450 OTR, respectively.