The Giulia, no matter how it’s powered, is a very good looking and capable small sports saloon from Alfa - Top Gear
Alfa Romeo has always taken a unique and totally original approach to designing its cars: it is the point of convergence between design and passion, between a love for the most cutting-edge technology and a strong instinct to provide an emotive driving experience. Today Alfa Romeo is writing a new chapter in its history, introducing a future where once again the driver is at the centre of the design.
Simplicity, formal balance and harmonious surfaces. A unique and unmistakable appearance, represented by the Alfa Romeo styled trilobe front grille. All-New Alfa Romeo Giulia's curves are defined by light. Beautiful and functional, with balanced weight distribution and rear-wheel drive, the engine and mechanics between the two axes, all power is transferred to the road. The All-New Alfa Romeo Giulia. The attention to detail in every design feature gives the car its perfect balance. The commitment given to the car's aerodynamic development, plus the constant work conducted in the wind tunnel, has resulted in the Alfa Romeo Giulia reaching a Drag Coefficient (Cd) equal to 0.25.
Following this extensive research, it was then possible to further streamline the design of the base of the car, improving airflow under the car and aerodynamic flow management at the rear. Both help reduce turbulence, improving dynamic efficiency. Every detail of the Alfa Romeo Giulia was designed to deliver the best performance in the most efficient way. The engines, all turbo-charged and built entirely in aluminium, offer an unprecedented balance of power without compromising on efficiency. There are two 2.2 litre diesel engines available with either 150hp or 180hp output as well as an all-new 2.0 litre petrol engine with 200hp, all driven through an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
The new Alfa D.N.A. lets the Alfa Romeo Giulia vary the dynamic responses and customise them according to your driving style and travelling conditions. The Alfa™ D.N.A. also interacts with the Alfa™ Active Suspension (where available): the shock absorbers adapt to the desired driving style, becoming more rigid for an involving ride, or softer, for a more comfortable drive.
Dynamic: favours performance and responsiveness. The steering response is more precise, the braking more direct and the electronic control systems leave space for the enjoyment of a pure driving experience.
Natural: ideal for urban driving, offering the perfect balance between performance and efficiency for everyday use.
Advanced Efficiency: A new mode that allows you to maximise energy savings and minimise emission levels, perfect for long distance motorway journeys. The safety systems are at their most sensitive in difficult driving conditions.
The Giulia which is the entry-level trim includes comprehensive standard specification. This includes; new efficient active safety systems, including Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System and Lane Departure Warning. These features have played a key role in the Giulia being awarded a prestigious Five Star Euro NCAP rating with 98% protection result for adult occupants - which makes this the highest rating ever achieved by a car. Exterior features of the Giulia include; 16" alloy wheels, LED rear lights, chrome exhaust and aluminium brake calipers. Much like every other Alfa Romeo, the interior of the car focuses on driving satisfaction with dual-zone climate control and a 6.5" UConnect display infotainment system with DAB plus MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, 8-speaker audio system, rear parking sensors and cruise control. Available with the 200hp 2.0 litre turbo engine, prices for this trim start at £29,180 OTR.
The full package of standard equipment on the Giulia is supplemented on the Super version with exclusive interior and exterior features; with 17" alloy wheels and a dual chrome exhaust tip. Inside the car has a 8.8" 3D navigation as well as leather and cloth seat trims which are available in three different colour options. This trim ois available in three different engine types with the Super range starting at £30,750 OTR for the 2.2l JTDM-2 150hp version.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Tecnica adds useful and stylish features which are ideal for the business user, including; power seats, climate pack (cooled glove box, rear air vents and air quality system) as well as privacy glass. It also adds a driver assistance pack featuring front and rear parking sensors and rear view camera with dynamic gridlines. The engine range consists of the 2.2l Turbo Diesel engine which is available as either 150hp or 180hp. Prices for this trim start at £30,995 OTR.
Drivers who want an even sportier presence on the road can upgrade to the Speciale trim level. This level featurs 18" Sport alloys, 25W bi-Xenon headlamps, sports front and rear bumpers, a sport diffuser, dual chrome exhaust and red brake calipers. Inside, the Speciale has aluminium metal sport pedals and footrest, heated and powered front seats, heated steering wheel and leather sports seats.
The top of the range Quadrifoglio trim level adds both functional and styling contents to the standard specification, enhancing its sophistication and high-performance feel: these include leather and Alcantara upholstered sports seats, sports steering wheel with a red ignition button, carbon fibre inserts for the interior and aerodynamic exterior spoilers and comfort and safety features. Powered by a new 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, with an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission as standard, pricing for the Giulia Quadrifoglio super saloon start at £59,000 OTR.