New Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be better than the Focus or Golf – rpmGo.com



Alfa Romeo is preparing to launch its new C-segment hatchback, the Giulietta, at the Geneva Motor Show this March. And the company is quite confident in the new model, as it has revealed that it will provide a better experience than the Volkswagen Golf and be more agile than the Ford Focus.

The new Giulietta, according to its engineers, will blow away all of its competition, especially with the 170 HP 1.4-liter MultiAir (as in turbocharged) engine that will be mated with a dual-clutch gearbox allowing for paddles to do the shifting.

It is expected that the Giulietta, formerly called Milano, will arrive in three regular editions, Touring, Lusso and Veloce, like its smaller brother, the MiTo, but also as a hot hatch variant, wearing the Quadrofoglie (Cloverleaf) badge, and sporting a 235 HP 1.8-liter MultiAir engine.

The model, besides being tasked with rebooting Alfa sales in Europe, might also be the car with which the brand can be launched in the US, according to the Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne. It will at least share its platform with future Fiat/Chrysler vehicles, from sedans to 4x4s.

Until Geneva opens its doors, we can’t be sure of the Giulietta, but at least in terms of looks, the Golf and the Focus have quite a few things to worry about.

Source: Autocar

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