Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio made its first Canadian appearance at the 2016 Canadian international Auto Show. Presented by the head of Alfa Romeo North America, Reid Bigland, the Giulia QV was shown in both red and white. Canadians can expect the Giulia to arrive in early Q3. If it wasn’t for the 6 month delay, you could have been seeing them in showrooms much earlier. When questioned about the validity of Automotive News’ statement, where the cause of the delay was due to the Giulia’s failure in Euro NCAP crash test, Reid Bigland stated that it was just speculation and that they are still working on the Giulia. Probably a bit of fine tuning and once that is done, we can expect to see the Giulia go through the crash test and pass.
The Giulia QV is a new benchmark for Alfa Romeo, designed from the ground up to include the three primary things that made the Alfa Romeos of old great: state of the art technology, incredible performance, and that gorgeous Italian design and style. These three things found in the Giulia embodies the brand’s adage; la meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion).
What you see is the product of a select group of engineers led by two senior managers from Ferrari, an emotional machine inside and out, running on a 505 horsepower bi-turbo V6 engine.
Its interior is all about the Italian style with genuine carbon fiber accents, formula 1 inspired steering wheel, and a hidden 8.8” wide infotainment screen which is an industry first.
You will be able to choose from a whole slew of design options other than black. The exterior paint alone comes with seven options. Following that is the interior leather color with stitching, caliper color and four wheel designs.
Unfortunately, he made no mention of the release date for the base model but it is supposed to be peerless in performance so the base trim should be a class leader like the QV.