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OFFICIAL Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Discussion in 'Giulietta' started by Giannis, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Giannis

    Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

    PRESS RELEASE:

    02/12/2009
    Alfa Romeo Giulietta: world preview

    The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be presented to the world at the forthcoming Geneva Car Show. Sales of the new model will start in spring and be gradually extended to all the major markets. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is expected to give new impetus to the brand in one of Europe's most important segments.

    In the Centenary year, the name is a tribute to an automobile myth and Alfa Romeo. The Giulietta is a car that, in the fifties, caught the imagination of generations of car enthusiasts, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo and enjoying the high level of comfort and technical excellence accessible for the first time.

    The Alfa Romeo Style Centre has produced a new Giulietta, a sports car capable of expressing both great agility on the most demanding routes and providing comfort on everyday roads.

    A new architecture for enhancing road hold and agility in total comfort and safety

    Meet the new Alfa Romeo, a compact created to appeal to customers who seek top dynamic performance and those who are looking for a distinctive style and a high level of comfort.

    The Giulietta has brand-new architecture, designed to meet the expectations of the most demanding customers in terms of road holding, agility and safety. Its excellent dynamic performance and great comfort are the result of refined technical solutions implemented in the suspensions, a next-generation steering system, a rigid yet light structure made of aluminium and high-strength steel, and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.

    Alfa DNA, a device which customises behaviour of the car according to different driving styles and road conditions, can adapt the new Alfa Romeo to the needs of each individual driver to enhance driving pleasure and comfort. The new architecture of the Alfa Giulietta was designed to integrate and enhance all onboard systems. Three set-ups (Dynamic, Normal and All Weather) are available and can be selected using the Alfa DNA. This device - standard across the entire range of the new model - modifies the operating parameters of the engine, of the steering system, and of the Q2 electronic differential, in addition to fine-tuning the stability control system (VDC) behavioural logics.

    Italian style sportiness and comfort

    Combining sportiness and elegance, the Alfa Giulietta is the result of Alfa Romeo's new direction in style and technology - an approach that started with the 8C Competizione supercar and which recalls the brand's glorious past while projecting its traditional values of technology and emotion into the future.

    The front end is developed around a "trilobe shape" and features a brand-new interpretation of the classic Alfa grille, set into the front bumper and suspended between the two air intakes. The entire car develops from here to combine a lively personality with an elegant form. The front headlamps implement LED technology and a Daytime Running Lights (DRL) function for maximum active safety.

    The profile of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is rich in personality and confers the appearance of an agile, solid model. This is above all the result of the coupé shaped side windows, which highlight dynamic and streamlined shape, and of the concealed rear handles. The side ribbing adds to the car's slender look, while the taut lines closing in on the rear end accentuate the "wedge" shape of the body.

    The style of the rear end, like that of the front and the side, is strong and consolidates the impression of a muscular car, firmly gripped to the road. Like the headlamps, the rear light clusters implement LED technology, to the advantage of preventive safety, in addition to good looks.

    The interior design is taut and light: a horizontally developed dashboard with aluminium element accents and rocker controls which explicitly recall the 8C Competizione. Painstaking attention to detail and the high quality of the materials used are the most advanced expression of Italian style.

    Finally, the dimensions of the new car give a compact, dynamic shape combined with excellent roominess and a capacious boot (350 litres): the car is 4.35 metres long, 1.46 metre high and 1.80 metres wide with a wheelbase of 2.63 metres.

    Innovative engines for exciting, environmentally friendly driving

    The Alfa Romeo Giulietta guarantees top level performance and next-generation technology in terms of technical solutions, performance and environmental friendliness. Four Turbo engines will be available at launch, all Euro 5 compliant and fitted with a standard "Start&Stop" system for reducing consumption and emissions: two petrol engines (1.4TB - 120 HP and 1.4TB MultiAir - 170 HP) and two diesel engines (1.6 JTDM - 105 HP and 2.0 JTDM - 170 HP, both belonging to the second generation of JTDM engines). Finally, the range is completed with the lively 1750 TBi - 235 HP with an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration.

    Safety and dynamic behaviour at the top of the segment

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta was designed to obtain the maximum Euro NCAP rating in order to offer total protection to driver and passengers. Furthermore, suspension, steering and braking system are designed to be perfectly balanced even during extreme manoeuvres.

    Finally, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is fitted with the most sophisticated electronic devices for dynamic control as standard: VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), DST (Dynamic Steering Torque), Q2 electronic differential and Alfa DNA selector. All these systems guarantee driving safety, dynamism and performance in the best Alfa Romeo tradition.

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    • Tarek

      Tarek Well-Known Member

      LOVE it!:D
       
    • EnI

      EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

      Talking about Xmas light decoration ...

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    • Giannis

      Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

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      • Tarek

        Tarek Well-Known Member

        And what do u call new BMW rear lights Tine?;)

        This is Italian style and passion.:D
         
      • Merc1

        Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

        What a gorgeous little car. Hopefully Fiat/Chrsyler will do the right thing and sell it here for real.

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      • NarutoRamen

        NarutoRamen Well-Known Member

        That's a really good looking car right there. I just don't know how reliable Alfa's cars are though.
         
      • LaArtist

        LaArtist Well-Known Member

        Amazing..im in love..what a design..
         
      • shonguiz

        shonguiz Well-Known Member

        Comparing it with other cars like the german ones, you would say that it's sensual and italian, but comparing it with the previous 147, it looks very souless and lacking grace, especialy for the front, the car is also super big du the platform it shares with the delta and the bravo. Interior on the other hand seems great.
         
      • Tarek

        Tarek Well-Known Member

        Much improved now,they got their act together since the new boss took charge who also took charge of RR when BMW acquired it.
         
      • Mr Robert

        Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

        I think there is no trouble since after the 156. There is real Alfa spirit in the later models, and by that I do not mean the spirit of the random electric failures :D
         
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        • Giannis

          Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

          That new 1750TBi engine must be marvelous! Alfa Romeo is on a good path!
           
        • martinbo

          martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

          It's not 149 nor Milano. Officially official, Alfa's new Giulietta

          It's actually old news but a new Alfa - especially one of this significance deserves its own thread.

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          Loosely Google-translated from KM77.com:

          The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a new model that will be available in spring 2010, with two petrol engines (120 and 170 hp) and two diesels (105 and 170 hp). With the Giulietta, Alfa Romeo replaces 147, Which has been sold since December 2000 (with a light renovation in late 2004).

          It's a bigger car than the 147, with dimensions very similar to those of Fiat Bravo. It measures 4,35 m length, 1.80 m wide and 1.46 m high, the wheelbase is 2.63 m. The trunk has a capacity of 350 liters (almost 60 liters more than the 147).

          The exterior appearance has features in common with Alfa Romeo MiTo. Like the 147, the rear doors have handles under the windows. Daytime outdoor light has LEDs and a sliding panoramic roof.

          As the myth, the device will "Alfa DNA", which allows to vary the engine response, the assistance of management or operation of controls traction and stability (which are part of the standard equipment). You can choose between three programs: normal, sport or winter (due to travel with chains or snow). More of this device in myth.

          Traction control is a function ( "Q2") which simulates the behavior of a locking front. That is, if the inside wheel speed skating at the exits of the corners, the brakes to engine power reaches the outer wheel (which is the one with more grip).

          Engines

          You can buy two diesel and two petrol. All versions available at launch will have an automatic stop-start engine that shuts off the engine when the car is stopped to save fuel.

          Diesel engines are a 1.6 liter 105 hp (who already have the MiTo and the Fiat and Lancia models) and a 2.0 liter 170 hp. The most powerful engine is a new variant of leading other Fiat Group models (such as Lancia Delta).

          Gasoline engines are a 1.4 liter 120 hp and 1.4 L Multi 170 hp, both turbocharged. The engines "multi" have a system variable distribution which makes elimination of butterfly admission. (see thread in Tech Talk forum).

          Later there will be a sports version called "Quadrifoglio Verde", with a 1.7 l turbo engine of 235 hp.

          Alfa Romeo Giulietta termed as a model in the late '50s, which was available with sedan, coupe and convertible (image gallery). Now, retrieves that name to celebrate the centenary of the brand.


          It's a very promising Alfa - more so than even the fresh and stylish MiTo. My only reservation is around the use of the MultiAir engines: untried technology that's also rumoured to not being suited for high-revving applications - an Alfa Romeo must-have trait, in my opinion.
           
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          • martinbo

            martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

            Ag, BLAST, this is a repost. Sorry... blame all the flipping stickys in the Alfa Romeo forum.

            Merging threads...
             
          • jack

            jack Well-Known Member

            nice to see that they are actually using some older alfa DNA in this new car - compare the shoulder lines
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          • Giannis

            Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

            Oh, the Alfa Romeo 156! What a great piece of automobile beauty! I always liked this car, even if it was offered only in FWD format for most engines. Timeless design if you ask me, coupled with tons of character, and that what makes a car stand from the crowd. Soul...

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            • ABCD

              ABCD Member

              Interior:

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              • Leech

                Leech Active Member

                I like it =)))
                 
              • Tarek

                Tarek Well-Known Member

                Love everything except that pop up screen,very nice interior.
                 
              • Giannis

                Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                Nice but kind of busy with all those horizontal lines...
                 
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