The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the successor to the 147 hatchback, was unveiled yesterday ahead of its worldwide debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. The new car is expected to arrive in South African around October next year.
Sitting above the MiTo in the Alfa range, the Giulietta is a direct replacement for the 147 and will go head-to-head with the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series.
Available with a variety of turbo engines at launch, they are all fitted with a standard ‘Start&Stop’ system for reducing consumption and emissions: two petrol engines (1.4TB – 88 kW and 1.4TB MultiAir – 125 kW) and two diesel engines (1.6 JTDM – 77 kW and 2.0 JTDM – 125 kW, both belonging to the second generation of JTDM engines). Finally, the range is completed with the lively 1750 TBi – 173 kW with an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration.
The new Giulietta clearly draws inspiration from the 8C Competizione – from its coupé shaped side windows, which highlight dynamic and streamlined shape, and of the concealed rear handles. The side ribbing adds to the car’s slender look, while the taut lines closing in on the rear end accentuate the ‘wedge’ shape of the body.
The front headlights also implement LED technology and a Daytime Running Lights (DRL) function for added visibility and road safety.