Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a heady mix of technology, as demonstrated by the brilliant 1.4 MultiAir Turbopetrol engine - awarded the “Best New Engine of the Year 2010” by the International Engine of The Year jury panel - alongside the 140 HP 2.0 JTDM-2 which completes the range of turbo diesels. The Giulietta is not merely at the technological cutting-edge, it is also a functional car that affords roomy interiors and superior comfort with 5 comfortable seats, in addition to being the safest compact car ever according to Euro NCAP (5-star 2010 rating with an overall score of 87/100) with a focus on minimising running costs, as demonstrated by the 35,000 km servicing intervals for diesel engines.
Devised to cater to the different needs of drivers in the segment in pursuit of safety, driving satisfaction and comfort, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is available in three trim levels (Progression, Distinctive and Quadrifoglio Verde), to which two different optional extras for customising the car can be added. Specifically, the models on show at the Alfa Romeo stand include the 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir customised with the Sport Pack which enhances the sporty spirit of the car, with specific features which improve the already excellent handling of the car and includes 18’’ alloy wheels (or as an alternative, 17’’), side skirts, sports pedals, wraparound seats with leather and microfibre upholstery, brushed burnished aluminium dashboard insert, burnished headlight frames and dark interiors. All devices linked to active and passive safety are fitted as standard over the entire range: from the dynamic vehicle control device, "Alfa DNA" (with Q2 electronic differential, DST and Pre-fill), VDC (including ASR and Hill Holder), 6 airbags, front seat belts with dual pretensioner and front seats with anti-whiplash system as standard.
The Giulietta guarantees the highest levels of performance and technology through a range of engines that represent the state-of-the-art in terms of technology, performance levels and eco-friendliness. To date, 5 turbo engines are available, all Euro 5 compliant and with "Start&Stop" system as standard to reduce fuel consumption and emissions: two petrol versions (1.4TB - 120 HP and 1.4TB MultiAir - 170 HP, the latter voted “Best New Engine 2010”) and three diesel versions (1.6 JTDM - 105 HP, 2.0 JTDM - 170 HP and the new 2.0 JTDM - 140 HP, all with generous service intervals of 35,000 km). The 235 HP 1750 TBi combined with the exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde trim level completes the offer. This engine affords a specific torque of 195 Nm/litre which is the highest of all petrol engines in this category and - an excellent feature - the torque of 340 Nm is distributed at just 1,900 rpm. In detail, the 1750 Turbo petrol engine boasts advanced technological solutions including direct fuel injection, dual continuous variable valve timing, a turbocharger and a revolutionary scavenging control system that gets rid of any “turbo lag”.
Depending on the version, some interesting content is available, including dual zone automatic climate control, bi-xenon headlights with AFS function, rear parking sensors, Bose Hi-Fi system, Blue&Me-TomTom system, radio navigation system with maps and pop-up display, TMC Pro and SD card with European map®.
Source: Alpha Romeo press