The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has consistently been one of the best-looking entrants in the exceptional auto market, and now Alfa has absitively to accord it a slight facelift to articulation it added carefully with the upcoming Giulia saloon. Appear at an accident at the Alfa Romeo building in Arese, the anew adapted Giulietta is accessible to booty the action to rivals like the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3, and Mercedes A-Class.
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Blink and you’ll absence it, as the Alfa Giulietta administration advancement is actual slight to say the least. The capital account is a new air intake, which sits beneath the iconic Alfa Romeo advanced grille. Rather than actuality breach either ancillary of the grille, it’s now abutting into one unit, afterward the aforementioned administration cues as the eagerly-anticipated Giulia sports saloon.
Tweaked headlights and taillights additionally feature, and Alfa’s new brand appears for the aboriginal time, too. There are two new acrylic colours, Alfa White and Lipari Grey, as able-bodied as new admixture caster designs and tweaked tailpipes.
Inside the changes are alike added subtle, but there are some new materials, a smartphone-enabled Uconnect infotainment arrangement with music alive and amusing media integration, and a new arrangement alleged Alfa Performance, which has some functions like active statistics, timers and active tips.
The range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde model has been dropped, which abounding the gap for a hot auto in Alfa’s range. A ‘Veloce’ archetypal will alter it instead, with Alfa planning to accumulate the QV brand for it’s actively hot models in the future. It’s aloof a name change, though, as the Veloce appearance the aforementioned 1.75-litre turbocharged four-cylinder agent as afore and additionally the 4C sports car.
The blow of the ambit has been revised as well, with some added evocative names. The entry-level car is now artlessly the Giulietta, with Super, Tecnica, Speciale and Veloce commutual the line-up. All cars now get a covering multi-function council wheel, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a DNA active approach switch, 16-inch admixture auto and paddle-shifters for automated models. Prices alpha from £18,450.
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The agent ambit is abundantly unchanged, but you can now get the 118bhp 1.6-litre agent archetypal with Alfa’s TCT dual-clutch automated gearbox. This car allotment a claimed 74.3mpg and emits 99g/km, but will go from 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds.
We’re assured this facelift to be aloof a band-aid for the Giulietta, as Alfa Romeo’s architecture arch hinted that the next-generation car could move to a rear-wheel-drive belvedere from as anon as 2017.
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