Alfa Romeo: pictures of the new Giulietta
Alfa Romeo have been talking about this big move in their marketing plan for some time now. Targeting a hugely ambitious 100k units sale, the Giulietta can be finally seen in close-to-final pictures. Scroll down for the photo gallery of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. More in the press release after the photo gallery of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
The Giulietta replaces the 147, being Alfa Romeo’s competitor for the popular European Golf from VW. Owner company Fiat also has the Bravo, so the Golf might be seeing some serious fights in the coming year. As you can see in the pictures, major design lines are taken from the 8C Competizione, with a more sporty and agile feel however. A perfect hatchback for those of you who love a sport drive feeling but wouldn’t spend money on something too out of the line. If you’re thinking the name is a bit corny, here is some Alfa-Romeo trivia: The Giulietta car was manufactured by the Italian car maker Alfa Romeo from 1954 to 1965. The first model was a coupe, followed by a sedan. The cars rocked in the 60s and everyone kept wondering when a comeback will be planned.
So it’s new meets old, all in an Italian flavourish mix. What about power? A range of transverse four-cylinder engines – both gasoline and diesel – will be on offer, producing between 120 and 170 horsepower. Computer managed start/stop is included, and so is and Alfa’s DNA adjustable suspension system. Fiat’s cutting-edge MultiAir valve-actuation system will eventually find its way into all of the engines, while the selection of five- and six-speed manual gearboxes is set to be joined by a new dual-clutch transmission as well.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be launched in special phased marketing move across Europe starting next year. We’re not sure when, but we do not that the Giulietta will be smiling to fellows at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Be warned, Italian women have been knows to cause heart disease..Might happen the same with girl-named cars.
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