After a long delay, the first 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has finally rolled off the production line a few days ago at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plant in Piedimonte San Germano, Italy.
According to OmniaAuto, the lucky owner is reported to be an Italian customer from the city of Cassino and they chose to go with the Stromboli Grey paint, xenon headlights and what could be a 2.2-litre diesel unit under the bonnet.
Production of the U.S. Giulias isn’t expected to begin until late in the second quarter of this year so we may not see any U.S. bound Giulias coming off the production line till June. Until then, we’ll have the Quadrifoglio to look forward to since they are going to be produced first. Buyers will be able to first get their hands on a QV with a 505hp Ferrari-tuned 90-degree V6 engine. The basic 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged model with an output of 276 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque is expected to be offered later on.
This is a huge milestone for FCA because this vehicle is the first one to use FCA’s new modular RWD platform which is said to underpin all next-gen Alfa Romeos and maybe even the next gen models from Dodge and Chrysler.