Thursday, February 10, 2011

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

    On the occasion of the market launch of the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta that is set to go on sale in all major markets from the beginning of May, the Italian automaker released a plethora of photos of its VW Golf-sized hatchback.

    The sporty-looking Giulietta introduces an entirely new platform called "Compact" that will underpin a variety of Fiat and Chrysler Group cars in the near future.
    Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback, Alfa Romeo's replacement for the 147 is 4.35 meters long, 1.46 meters tall and 1.80 meters wide, with a wheelbase of 2.63 meters, with Alfa claiming that it features a boot capacity of 350 liters.
    At the time of launch, the Giulietta will be offered with two petrol and two diesel engines, all turbocharged and with a Start&Stop system fitted as standard.
    The initial petrol range includes the 120HP 1.4-liter TB and 170HP 1.4-liter TB Multiair, while the diesel lineup comprises of the 105HP 1.6-liter JTDM and 170HP 2.0-liter JTDM.

    Later in the year, Alfa Romeo will cater to the needs of enthusiasts with the presentation of a 1.75-liter TBi turbocharged four-pot with direct injection producing 235HP and 340Nm of peak torque .
    The Giulietta will be available in two trim levels -Progression and Distinctive- along with two optional packages, Sport and Premium.
    There is also a Quadrifoglio Verde trim specification that will be offered exclusively on the flagship 235HP 1750 TBi model. This version will be distinguished by a lowered ride height (15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear), 17- or optionally 18-inch alloy wheels, an enhanced braking system with calipers painted Alfa red, and specially trimmed interior.


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