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Monday, August 1, 2011

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta first look

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta first look2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta first look

On sale in most Continental left-hand drive markets in could, the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will replace the 147 in the C-segment.

Alfa Romeo is pitching the Giulietta against cars at the upper, prestige end of the phase like the Audi A3, VW Golf and BMW 1-series, with what it claims may be a combination of better ride and handling likewise as a better package in terms of normal equipment for the price. in the Euro zone the car will be priced from EUR20,500 and in the UK this interprets to GBP16,995. The Giulietta goes on sale in the UK in July.

Five engines will be accessible from launch all matched to six-speed manual gearboxes. The entry point is the 120hp 1.4-litre petrol engine which produces 149g/km of CO2 and has an official combined fuel figure of 6.4l/100km (44.1mpg). A 170hp version of the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol is additionally accessible and produces less CO2 at 134g/km and is additional economical at 5.8l/100km (48.7mpg) thanks to Alfa’s hydraulic variable valve timing Multiair technology.

At the highest of the vary is the 235hp 1.75-litre turbocharged petrol engine powering the Cloverleaf model with a CO2 figure of 177g/km and fuel figure of 7.6l/100km (37.2mpg).

There are 2 diesels; a 105hp 1.6 and a 170hp a pair of.0. The 1.6-litre diesel comes in at 114g/km for CO2 and 4.4l/100km (64.2mpg), whereas the 2.0 diesel’s stats are 124g/km and 4.7l/100km (60.1mpg).

The five-door hatchback sits on a replacement platform dubbed ‘Compact’ which is 23rd stiffer than the 147’s which uses aluminium and high-strength steels, it conjointly weighs 41kg but the 147’s platform.