Recently revised during this March Geneva Motor Show, the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is now available to order in UK. The clients will benefit improved specification, new design features and more efficient engines.
Starting at the front, the new Giulieta has a honeycomb grille, piano black bumper inserts (with red highlights on sporty models) and revised headlamp and fog lamp surrounds. The new look is complemented by new Alfa Romeo and Giulietta badge designs, new alloy wheels, revised tail pipes and new colours (Alfa White and Lipari Grey).
Inside the new Giulietta we find revised seat upholsteries and dashboard/door panel finishes, a new trip computer display and a Uconnect infotainment system now with smartphone-enabled LIVE services including music streaming with Deezer and TuneIn, news from Reuters, Facebook and Twitter check in, eco:Drive and my:Car services and traffic updates for navigation-equipped models.
Under the bonnet there’s now the option of combining the 120hp 1.6-litre JTDM-2 turbo diesel engine with the TCT twin dry-clutch transmission. Employing second-generation MultiJet technology with a variable-geometry turbo charger, this engine produces 120hp at 3,750rpm and 320Nm of torque from just 1,7450 rpm.
This engine and transmission combination has a top speed of 121 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.2 seconds, while its official combined cycle fuel-economy and emissions figures matches those of the manual version, returning 74.3 MPG or 3.8 l/100 km and producing just 99 g/km of CO2.
On the UK market, Giulietta will have five trim levels: Giulietta, Giulietta Super, Giulietta Tecnica, Giulietta Speciale and Giulietta Veloce. The entry-level Giulietta benefits from burnished headlamp surrounds, satin-finish door handles and new oblique tailpipes, while inside there are new grey and black fabric seats with Alfa Romeo logo on the head restraints, new matte black dashboard insert and luxury floor mats.
The standard equipment list now includes a leather steering wheel with audio remote controls, air conditioning, five-inch Uconnect LIVE with DAB plus USB and Bluetooth connectivity, luxury floor mats, Alfa D.N.A. selector, six airbags, 16-inch ‘Turbine’ alloy wheels, electric windows all round (one-touch in the front) and steering-wheel paddle shifters on TCT-equipped models.
Prices for the Giulietta start from £18,450 (1.4 Turbo Petrol 120hp). Prices for the Super range start at £19,300. Prices for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Tecnica start at just £19,250. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta went on sale on April 1st.