After many rumors about the name and the looks of the its new compact hatchback, Alfa Romeo has finally revealed the Giulietta model. While some of you may have known this future car as the Milano, it seems that arguments with the workers in the Italian city have forced Alfa Romeo to adopt an older naming tradition, and use feminine names.
As such, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is born, and can we say, it is one very attractive “lady”, as you can see in the first official photos attached to the article. The new model, which is based on Fiat’s C-Evo platform, which also generated the Fiat Bravo and Lancia Delta, will duke it out in the fierce segment of the compact hatchbacks.
But in terms of design, it’s safe to say Alfa is close to winning already, borrowing styling cues from the very popular 8C Competizione supercar and MiTo city model. LED technology has been used on the headlamps and taillights, giving the new model an interesting appearance. While it may seem like a pure Italian coupe, the Giulietta will only be manufactured as a five-door model, with the handles for the rear ones being hidden in the fake pillar.
In terms of engines, the Giulietta will have some interesting options, all turbocharged, as a 1.4-liter Multiair petrol one will be offered in two power options, 120 and 170 HP, while a 1.6 and 2.0-liter JTDM diesel units will be offering 105 and 170 HP. Hot hatch fans should also expect a special Quadrifoglio Verde (four-leaf clover)-badged model (think previous GTA editions), which use a 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit which generates 235 HP. All engines will comply with Euro 5 emissions regulations, and have standard the Start&Stop feature.
Overall, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is set to appear next year, will certainly attract many hatchback customers. Are you impressed by it? Leave a comment with your view on the new Italian model.
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