It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for, the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s official reveal at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and it’s not just the Quadrifoglio model. What you see is the more mainstream versions of the Giulia.
Ordering books will open on April 15th in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Customers will be able to choose from two trim levels, the base Giulia and the mid-level Giulia Super and both trim levels will come with three launch engine options, one petrol and two diesels.
The petrol unit is an all-aluminum direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine capable of producing 200hp at 5,000rpm and 245lb ft of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. We currently don’t know which engines will make its way into North America but the petrol option is the most likely candidate.
As for the diesel variants, both are using the same all-aluminum 2.2-litre engine but tuned differently to produce either 150hp or 180hp and it features the newest generation of the Multijet II injection system. Both engines will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox but you do have the option to go with the eight-speed automatic.
What’s mentioned in the live debut but not the press release is that by the end of the year, the three launch engine options will be joined by a more powerful gasoline variant producing up to 280hp and a diesel variant producing up to 210hp.
All three versions of the Giulia, including the QV, will come with these standard features; integrated brake system, forward collision warning system, autonomous emergency brake, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, cruise control with speed limiter, and a 8.8-inch Connect Nav 3D system with advanced voice recognition function and the ability to connect with all mobile devices.
An optional 3.5-inch or 7-inch color display for the instruments binnacle is available depending on the trim. Also optional are the Sport and Luxury Packages. Sport will come with a sporty steering wheel with added grip, aluminum inserts in the dashboard, center console and door panels, and Xenon headlights. The luxury package features seats dressed in full-grain leather upholstery with added power adjustment and heating functions, real wood interior finish, chrome trim on the side windows and Xenon 35W headlights with Adaptive Frontlight System.
The exact prices for the Giulia range have not been released yet but we should hear something soon with the approaching order date.