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Alfa Romeo Giulietta updated

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19th December, 2014

  • Updated Alfa Romeo Giulietta released
  • Interior upgrades include all-new supple leather seats (Distinctive trim level), new 5.0- or 6.5-inch infotainment screen, new steering wheel featuring iconic Alfa Romeo ‘Shield’ and equipped with wheel-mounted controls, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear ducts and chrome DLO (side window) surrounds
  • Exterior features include all new ‘Alfa V’ grille, chrome fog lamp bezels, all-new 16-inch alloys with exclusive design unique to Distinctive trim level, automatic headlights and wipers, front-and-rear-parking sensors (Distinctive) and electric folding mirrors
  • Two powerful-but-efficient engines:  The Euro6-certified 1.4-litre, 88kw, turbo petrol (Progression), and the 1.4-litre, 125kW MultiJet turbo petrol (Distinction)
  • Available with six-speed manual or six-speed TCT
  • New levels of refinement: advanced insulation techniques keep cabin quiet
  • Priced from $29,000*

Already an most eye-catching and attractive car, the styling revisions for the Giulietta Series 1 have been carefully considered, and include all-new interiors, revised exteriors and powertrains.

The Giulietta’s stylish interior has received major technology enhancements, with the new 5.0- or 6.5-inch (with Navigation) touchscreen taking pride of place in the redesigned, high-quality dashboard, with the associated USB/Aux ports now relocated to a more convenient position in the centre console.

The all-new Uconnect system, fitted as standard across the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range, is operated via a 5.0-inch touchscreen or using voice commands and includes Bluetooth connectivity, wireless music streaming and hands-free SMS reading. Giulietta models fitted with satellite navigation benefit from a larger 6.5-inch screen with 3D bird's-eye maps, intelligent route guidance and a one-step destination entry function with voice command. Both systems have been developed in collaboration with first-class partners: Harman and Here Auto for Uconnect 6.5" and Continental for Uconnect 5".

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New door trim panels and a sporty new steering wheel design that incorporates the Alfa Romeo ‘Shield’ bring improved quality and more style to the cabin, while the redesigned seats – available in leather trim with heating - not only exude Italian craftsmanship, but are also more comfortable and more enveloping.

Extensively revised sound insulation also provides a quieter and more relaxed driving environment.

Exterior design revisions include a new front grille design featuring the Alfa Romeo ‘V’, revised front fog light bezels, new 16-inch alloy wheel designs and three new exterior colours  (Moon White, Anodized Blue and Bronze) to further enhance its visual appeal.

Two engines will be offered, depending on trim level. The Giulietta Progression is equipped with Alfa Romeo’s 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 88kW @ 5,000rpm and 215Nm @ 2,500rpm. Proving performance can be efficient, the powerplant propels the Giulietta to 100km/h in 9.2secs. The Giulietta Progression is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The Giulietta Distinctive is powered by Alfa Romeo’s 1.4-litre MultiAir engine which offers uncompromised performance and impressive efficiency. Generating 125kW @ 5,500rpm and 250Nm @ 2,500rpm, the Giulietta Distinctive offers 0 to 100km/h in 7.6secs. The Giulietta Distinctive can be matched to a six-speed manual or six-speed TCT transmission.

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Regardless of engine choice, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta driver always has the option of customising their car's driving character using the standard Alfa DNA driving selector, allowing them to find the ideal blend of comfort, performance, safety and efficiency for the prevailing conditions.

Driving Dynamics

In addition to VDC traction control, six airbags, three-point seat belts with double pre-tensioner, an anti-whiplash system and a third load line for excellent passenger compartment protection, the Giulietta is also fitted with the Alfa DNA driving selector and electronic Q2 differential - the system which allows torque to be transferred to the outer wheel when cornering, to prevent understeer at the front, with traction, safety and driveability benefits.

The Giulietta also features DST (which prompts drivers to apply the correct steering input in the event of an emergency through impulses at the wheel) and a pre-fill system which arms the brakes for emergency braking situations when it senses the driver may be losing control of the vehicle. As a further safety measure, a tyre pressure monitoring system is also now standard across the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range.

The Giulietta earned five stars in crash tests according to the parameters introduced by Euro NCAP from its launch, scoring 97% for adult passenger protection, one of the highest scores in the category.

Giulietta Progression

New standard equipment on the Progression model includes

  • 5.0-inch touchscreen with Uconnect infotainment system with steering wheel controls and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • New steering wheel design that incorporates Alfa ‘Shield’
  • Cutting-edge sound-proofing across the vehicle
  • Newly designed seats that offer more support and comfort
  • New seat fabrics with matching dashboard, door and central tunnel inserts
  • Rear-parking sensors

This is in addition to the carry over features from the already well-equipped Progression, including:

  • Five-star safety
  • Darkened headlamp surrounds
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Alfa Romeo DNA driving selector
  • Rear electric windows
  • Air-conditioning
  • LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lights
  • VDC stability control and Alfa Romeo's electronic Q2 differential

Giulietta Distinctive

New standard equipment on the Distinctive model includes:

  • Exclusive 16-inch turbine-design alloy wheels and chrome-effect mirrors
  • 5.0-inch screen (can be optioned with 6.5-inch Nav system with 3D mapping)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • New supple leather seats with heating, memory function and electrical adjustment as standard
  • Electric folding side mirrors
  • New steering wheel design that incorporates Alfa ‘Shield’ and new rear arm rest
  • Cutting edge sound-proofing across the vehicle
  • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, chrome-rimmed foglights, darkened headlamp surrounds
  • Automatic headlights and wipers

This is in addition to the carry over features from the already well-equipped Distinctive, including:

  • Alfa Romeo dual-zone automatic climate control with rear airducts
  • Chrome DLO (side window) surround
  • Five-star safety
  • Alfa Romeo DNA driving selector
  • LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lights
  • VDC stability control and Alfa Romeo's electronic Q2 differential


Prices for the updated Alfa Romeo Giulietta start at $29,000* for the Progression trim level, and $33,000* for Distinctive trim level.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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