Six years since the Giulietta door almost by itself the Alfa Romeo brand. Now listed among the deans of the segment, the compact Biscione will have to wait a little longer before retiring. For this last stand, the Italian is entitled to some particularly subtle alterations.
It must indeed linger a little darkened to detect optical funds, slightly remodeled the front bumper to the lower edge of the grille to accentuate the family resemblance to the highly anticipated Giulia. The brand logo modernized and, on the tailgate, monogrammed “Giulietta” novel and now affixed to the right rather than the middle. Not to mention rims and exhaust outlets journals. It would, in any case, have been a pity to upset plastic that remains one of the main assets of the Giulietta.
Inside, the changes are equally tenuous, with the arrival of new trim on the dashboard and a unique leather-Alcantara upholstery for the semi-bucket piece of Veloce (e.g., Quadrifoglio Verde). The Giulietta also inherits the latest Uconnect multimedia-GPS interface on a touch screen 5 or 6.5 “depending on the finish, which appeared in the previous restyling of the end of 2013.
He had also scored a technical upgrading. The only novelty, this time, it is now possible to combine the dual clutch transmission TCT in diesel 1.6 JTDM 120 bhp 2.0 JTDM plus the 175 hp. The 1.6 JTDM 105 bhp disappears, as well as the 170 hp 1.4 petrol manual gearbox. Therefore remain in the petrol 1.4 Turbo 120 hp 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 150 hp 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 170 HP TCT 1750 TCT Turbo 240 hp; in diesel, the 1.6 JTDM 120 bhp with manual gearbox or TCT, 2.0 JTDM 150 bhp and 175 bhp TCT.
The range is also simplified with four finishes instead of seven (and a business level).
Giulietta, including automatic air conditioning, alloy wheels 16 “, leather steering wheel with integrated controls, floor mats, center armrest, the touch screen with CD radio, four power windows and cruise control, from € 21,690 in petrol 1.4 T-Jet 120 hp and € 24,690 in diesel 1.6 JTDM 120hp.
Super, including plus alloy wheels 17 “, rear parking sensors, visibility pack the (rain sensors and light; photochromatic rearview mirror, electrically folding exterior mirrors), fog lamps, side skirts, mentoring chrome glass, shells satin chrome door mirrors and the unique fabric upholstery. + 1 810 euros
Lusso: rims 17 “specific, the leather upholstery, navigation system Uconnect T 6.5” with Uconnect Live before radar, electric lumbar adjustment, three e headrest and armrest in the rear door sills in Aluminium. + EUR 2 600
Veloce (only 1750 TBI 240 hp) rims 17 “Sprint Dark Chrome, sport seats in leather / Alcantara with red stitching, sports Brembo brakes with red calipers, front radar, sport rear extractor with exhaust plus, sport suspensions, projectors carbon front end, rear privacy glass, black titanium dashboard insert with carbon way around, 3 e headrest and armrest rear, aluminum pedals and sports steering wheel with red stitching flat.
Compared to the old Giulietta incomparable engines and finishes, the customer benefit is between 600 euros (Veloce) and 1 460 euros (Super). This new vintage will be marketed from March 11, just after its unveiling at the Geneva show.