Alfa brings back the Giulietta
07/03/10 19:10 Filed in: News
Alfa Romeo has revived the Giulietta name for its new five door hatchback. Previously this name was used on the attractive to door coupe produced in the 1950s and then again for a series of saloons produced in the 1970s.
The new Giulietta was exhibited at Geneva in five different versions — two Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) versions fitted with Alfa Romeo’s 235 HP 1750 TBi engine, two Distinctive versions with 170 HP 2.0 JTDMturbodiesels, and a Distinctive version fitted with the 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo petrol engine.
At the front the Giulietta has the trademark Alfa triangular grille, complete with a new interpretation of the classic shield, embedded in the front bumper. The side windows have been designed to give the appearance of a coupe, using the recent Alfa Romeo trick of concealing the rear door handles.
Alfa Romeo say they have paid particular attention to the ergonomics and every command control has been carefully located. The main controls are grouped together in the centre of the dashboard using a design that is similar to the 8C Competizione. The navigation system, with pop-up display, allows the driver to view either maps or mechanical operating information about the car, without looking far from the road.
As with the Alfa MiTo
, customers can customise the Giulietta with sports or premium packs, plus a range of options that includes a large panoramic sunroof, navigation system, sound systems and Bluetooth packages.