Four variant line-up confirmed for Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo Australia has confirmed a four-model line-up for the Giulia sedan range when it launches in Australia in February 2017.
THE ALFA ROMEO Giulia line-up will comprise of five variants across four model grades: Giulia, Super, Veloce and Quadrifoglio. There are three petrol and one diesel engine variant, all with an eight-speed automatic transmission standard. No pricing has been released.
The entry level Giulia runs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 147kW and 330Nm. This sees it get from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds, with a combined cycle fuel economy of 6.0L/100km. The Giulia Super, available with the entry model’s petrol engine or a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel (132kW and 450Nm from 1750-3750rpm). The Giulia Veloce runs a tweaked version of the 2.0-litre petrol engine making 206kW and 400Nm. The Giulia Veloce accelerates to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds. The Giulia Quadrifoglio runs a Ferrari-derived 375kW twin-turbocharged V6 and gets to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds.
The Giulia was recently awarded a five-star EuroNCAP rating and gets, as standard, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
The entry-level Giulia comes equipped with leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-Xenon headlamps, keyless go, stop/start technology, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a reverse parking camera.
The Giulia Super gets better quality leather which also covers the doors and dash, an eight-way power driver’s seat, active cruise control and heated steering wheel, as well as blind spot monitoring.
The Giulia Veloce also gains several specification advantages over the Giulia Super, including Alfa SDC adjustable suspension, limited-slip rear differential, 19-inch Veloce alloys and an uprated braking package, with calipers distinctively finished in red. Inside, there’s aluminium dash inserts and pedals, a sports leather seats and steering wheel, and a premium sound system.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio gets a sports bodykit, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, and Bi-Xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) and automatic high beam. Premium interior appointments include a Harmon Kardon 14-speaker sound system, and an 8.8-inch multimedia screen accessed via a centrally mounted rotary dial.
Alfa Romeo Australia will release full pricing and model run down closer to the local launch in February.
Question: Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia the car to help get Australians looking at Alfa again, or has the horse bolted for the brand here?