A prototype of what appears to be the new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been photographed testing

A prototype of what appears to be the new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been photographed testing.

While we can’t be entirely sure, this could be the first time we are seeing the 159 replacement wearing its production body. Still looking like a shorter Maserati Ghibli, the car features the typical Alfa Romeo front end with three-cornered central grille where the logo of the Italian brand will be mounted.

The headlights are camouflaged, which suggests that maybe this time the prototype is equipped with the production lights instead of the Ghibli lamps seen on the previous test mules.

Codenamed ‘Tipo 952’, the model is expected to come with the Giulia moniker in Europe, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. The car is scheduled for a debut on June 24 and will likely be offered with three petrol engines – 1.8-liter turbo with 240 PS (177 PS), 1.8-liter biturbo with 300 PS (220 kW) and a range-topping 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo powerplant, rated at around 526 PS (387 kW). A range of diesel units is also in the cards.

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