The first rear-wheel drive sports saloon from Alfa Romeo in over 25 years, the stunning new Giulia is the executive car for people who truly love driving.
It may have been a long time coming, but it was more than worth the wait.
From the trademark ‘Scudetto’ grille and offset front number plate to the finely-sculpted alloy wheels and perfectly-resolved rear end, every line works in harmony to create a thing of beauty.
The wheelbase is stretched, giving multiple benefits - lots of room for rear-seat passengers, large doors to aid access, and a lower centre of gravity for taut control through the corners.
Choose from three engines for your Giulia. Standard cars are powered by a punchy 2.0-litre petrol with 197bhp, while upgrading to Super trim introduces two 2.2-litre diesel options: one with 148bhp, and one with 177bhp. Both emit just 109g/km of CO2 and return over 67mpg, making them especially affordable for company-car drivers. They all come mated to a silky-smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox, leaving your hands free to grip the steering wheel’s pleasingly thin rim and enjoy the sharp turn-in.
The clever use of lightweight materials and 50:50 weight distribution means it’s the best Alfa Romeo saloon to drive for a long time. And in spite of its sporting nature that long wheelbase ensures a super-smooth ride, so long journeys are to be cherished, not dreaded.
As an executive model, Alfa Romeo has engineered the Giulia to be somewhere you look forward to spending extended periods. After settling into the perfect driving position, the wraparound dashboard puts everything at your fingertips.
Super models feature part-leather upholstery, and can be accentuated with Sport or Lusso packs to add more luxuries. The Super trim also gives a large 8.8-inch infotainment system that integrates 3D navigation, an MP3-compatible CD/radio and Bluetooth connectivity. The boot is usefully large, too – 480 litres, to be exact.
Autonomous Emergency Brake and Lane Departure Warning systems come as standard across the range, as do rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Cruise control is also included, taking the stress out of long journeys. Blind Spot Monitoring and a rear-view camera can be added as optional extras.
All this – combined with a full complement of front, side and curtain airbags as standard – means the Giulia has comfortably earned its five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Fall in love with the alluring Alfa Romeo Giulia with a test drive from Simonstone Alfa Romeo in Bristol & Somerset. Contact a member of the team today to arrange one for a convenient time, and find out about the tempting finance offers available.
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