After a long await, for almost a year and a half, Alfa Romeo Giulia arrives in UK showrooms with prices starting at £29,180. With a new platform, rear wheel drive, and new diesel and gasoline engines, the Giulia wants to steal some clients from the current BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.
In the UK, the All-New Alfa Romeo Giulia model range features five trim levels – The Giulia, Super, Tecnica, Speciale and the range topping Quadrifoglio – and is available in 13 different exterior colour options.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia drivers can also choose between four engine variants (two petrol and two diesel), which are all paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The entry trim level ‘Giulia’ includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Rounding out the entry level trim are a host of styling and functional features. Exterior features include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, chrome exhaust and aluminium brake calipers.
The interior of the car has dual-zone climate control, Alfa D.N.A. rotary driving mode selector, 3.5 inch TFT colour cluster instrument panel, UConnect 6.5 inch display infotainment system with DAB plus MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, 8-speaker audio system, rear parking sensors and cruise control.
Giulia also has leather steering wheel which houses all main driver controls including the ignition start button. Available with the 200hp 2.0 litre turbo engine, prices for new Alfa Romeo Giulia start at £29,180.
The engine range comprises the 200hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol, 150hp 2.2 JTDM-2 and 180hp 2.2 JTDM-2. The top of the range will be the Quadrifoglio, which uses a new 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, with an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission as standard. Pricing for the Giulia Quadrifoglio start at £59,000.
The top of the range performance saloon comes equipped with leather and Alcantara upholstered sports seats, sports steering wheel with red ignition button, carbon fibre inserts for the interior and aerodynamic exterior spoilers, comfort and safety features that also include BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring) technology and rear camera as well as 35W Xenon headlights with AFS technology.