As we know it, the Romeo Giulietta has never been inspiring on its interior-and still isn’t; but to the very least the new version welcomes a few improvements. There is a new flat bottom steering wheel plus a 6.5 inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and the usual infotainment features. The main highlight, though, is its proper body-hugging sports seats trimmed in Alcantara/leather with great detail in its green stitching, which matches the four leaf clover on its badge.
Like its ancestors, it is also pretty easy to spot, especially with its mirror fairings and carbon spoilers, side skirts, rear and front sports dams and classic eighteen-inch 5-ringed Alfa alloy wheels (that are finished in glossy anthracite) hiding its Brembo brakes.
Engine and performance
Well, the heart ‘n’ soul of the Giulietta lies beneath its bonnet. It shares its direct injection 1.75-litre turbo-4 with Alfa Romeo’s 4C supercar, so yeah, it is properly quick. The engine should make at least 177kW of power as well as 340Nm of torque while in Dynamic mode (up 4kW/40Nm). Giulietta claims 6 seconds flat for a 0-100km/hour sprint, but that would only be if you used the launch-control feature, which should be as simple as holding the left foot on its brake pedal, then squeezing the down-shift paddle, and finally flooring the throttle.
Price and release details
Expect the 2015 Alfa Romeo Giuletta to be released late this year at a price close to $37.000.