Check out the extensive details now revealed about the hip, five-door Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
New details of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta were released today ahead of the car's European market debut in May. The five-door 147 replacement will be available with five different turbocharged four-cylinder engines when it goes on sale.
Amongst these is the 235 PS (173 kW / 232 bhp) 1750 TBi petrol unit that will be featured on the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde. The direct-injection model has a "revolutionary scavenging control system" that reduces turbo lag. As such, the 340 Nm (251 ft-lb) of torque is available at 1,900 RPM.
Other petrol engines featured include a 120 PS (88 kW / 118 bhp) 1.4-liter, and a 1.4-liter Multiair that produces 170 PS (127 kW / 168 bhp). The two second-generation MultiJet turbodiesels include the 1.6-liter model that churns out 105 PS (77 kW, 104 bhp), and the 170 PS (125 kW / 168 bhp) 2.0-liter unit.
Each of the engines are fitted with Start/Stop to improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions. The engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, though the 170 PS petrol and diesel units will be available with a dual-clutch automatic.
The Giulietta has three different driving modes - All weather, Normal, and Dynamic - the driver can select through the Alfa DNA unit, which adjusts items like the suspension and electronic differential. The 4.35-meter long vehicle will ride on 16-inch wheels that may be upgraded to alloys, 17-inchers, or 18-inch wheels. Customers who buy the Quadrifoglio Verde get the 17-inch wheels standard.
Other features include LED daytime runners built into the front headlights, rear LED light clusters, and an ergonomically-designed interior. The car's dashboard is a replica design of that found on the 8C Competizione.
When the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is released, new car buyers will be able to choose from two trim levels and two options packages. You can read more about the car in the press release below.