Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo surprised the international press with a new model at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan, Italy just a few days ago. This special event was a celebration of Alfa Romeo’s 105th year of automotive manufacturing, over one century of history. Base MSRP $35,000


The original Guilia was produced between 1962 and 1978 in sedan and station wagon body styles and offered various trim levels that could be selected upon ordering the Guilia. For the 2016 Guilia, Alfa decided to only build it in a sedan body style, possibly hinting that a new Alfa Romeo station wagon may be in the near future. At the front, the classic Alfa V-shaped grille remains untouched and is flanked by newly designed, slimmer headlights. With the grille continuing up into the hood, a sort of wave shape flows down the body, ending at the A-pillars. A large air intake placed lower on the front fascia pulls in cool air and is sitting in between fog lights, one on either side. New wheels resemble the Alfa Romeo 4C and 8C wheels, only larger and anodized matte black. At the rear, a large splitter splits the quad tip exhaust system, two pipes on either side that sit at a slight angle.


Nothing is officially known about the cockpit’s design, however it is easy to speculate what Alfa will do. It is expected that Alfa will center everything around the driver, making them the commander in control, as it should be. This theme can be seen in the 4C as well as the Mito and the Guilietta. Giulia’s focus will primarily be luxury as well as performance, so carbon fiber, leather, and Alcantara is expected to surround the cabin. Newer technology in the driver’s gauge cluster includes screens instead of analog gauges and updates are expected to the center stack to improve on usability. Comfort is also expected to be high on Alfa’s priority list, so it is expected that the Guilia will seat five with room for three in the rear seat and much like the BMW 3-Series, personal space and leg room will be the center of attention in the back seat.


With the Guilia, Alfa Romeo is returning to their old rear-wheel drive selves, putting all of the power to the rear two wheels. In terms of engine choices, we can expect a couple of diesel options, including a 1.6-liter four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter V6 Turbodiesel. On top of the two diesel options, V6 gasoline engines ranging from sizes 2.5 to 3.0-liters will also be offered. Strapping on turbochargers will boost the power output somewhere in the high 300 to mid 400 horsepower range. Reaching 60 mph will take around 3.9 seconds.


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