The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have revealed two top performers with the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio equalling the highest scores recorded to date in the area of Adult Occupant Protection.

The Giulia mid-sized sedan recorded a score of 98 per cent, closely followed by the brand’s medium SUV offering, the Stelvio, scoring 97 per cent.1

Both Alfa Romeo models achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating with good performance across all four key areas of assessment. This rating applies to all 2.0 litre petrol and 2.2 litre diesel Giulia and Stelvio variants.

“These are impressive scores which reflect the effort the brand has put into designing vehicles to keep occupants safe,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.

“With Adult Occupant Protection we look at how a vehicle performs structurally across a range of destructive crash tests, but also how well the restraint systems work to minimise injury. Low speed autonomous
emergency braking also forms part of this, with both Alfa Romeo models performing well.”

The Citroen C3, which was subject to the same broad range of tests, fell just shy of today’s safety expectation due to its inability to actively detect and prevent pedestrian contact combined with head injury risk.

“Unfortunately the C3 falls down in the Pedestrian Protection aspects of our assessment,” Mr Goodwin said.

“We may not all be drivers, but we are all pedestrians so it is important the design and specification of a vehicle considers the safety of those inside as well as outside the vehicle.”

The Citroen C3 scored 59 per cent for Pedestrian Protection, limiting its overall ANCAP safety rating to 4 stars.

These scores equal those achieved by the Volvo XC60 (98%) and Volvo XC90 (97%).

Alfa Romeo’s eagerly awaited Giulia sports sedan range has gone on sale in Australia priced from a highly competitive $59,895.

Based on Alfa Romeo’s flexible all-new Giorgio rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Giulia is more than just an all-new premium sports sedan: it’s the vanguard of the Alfa Romeo renaissance, and the start of an exciting new era for the 106-year old Italian brand.

Designed, engineered and produced in Italy, the Giulia sports sedan introduces a new level of standard equipment and driving enjoyment to the mid-sized luxury class.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia’s Australian line-up consists of five models across four equipment grades – Giulia, Super, Veloce and range-topping Quadrifoglio.

All Giulia models benefit from highly competitive levels of standard equipment, including leather upholstery, alloy wheels, bi-Xenon headlamps, keyless go, stop/start technology, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

With pricing starting from $59,895, the Alfa Romeo Giulia mounts a strong argument as one of the best value premium sports sedans on the Australian market.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is offered with the choice of four all-aluminium, all-turbo engines, all of which meet the latest Euro 6 emission standards. Each is mated to a smooth and seemingly prescient ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which sends drive to the rear wheels via a carbon fibre driveshaft.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia stands out for its distinctive Italian design, expressed through an impeccable sense of proportion and the sophisticated simplicity and quality surfaces that craft its unique design. Only Italy could have designed the gorgeous Giulia.

The new Giulia’s curvaceous exterior is unashamedly extroverted and modern yet remains faithful to Alfa Romeo’s rich 106-year heritage. Inside, the crisp and classy interior is designed to envelop the driver and cater to their every need.

All Alfa Romeo Giulia models benefit from a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, excellent power-to-weight ratios, and innovative engine and driver technologies designed to maximise driver enjoyment and minimise environmental impact.

This new Alfa Romeo combines stellar engine performance and clever use of ultralight materials, such as carbon fibre, aluminium, aluminium composite and plastic, to reduce weight in the quest for class-leading handling, refinement, performance and driving excitement.

All Giulia models have an advanced, lightweight carbon fibre drive shaft to enhance engine responsiveness.

Standard safety specification on all Giulia models includes new efficient active safety systems like Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

“We are thrilled to welcome the Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan to Australia,” said Steve Zanlunghi, president and CEO of Alfa Romeo Australia.

“The Giulia’s combination of quality, performance, value and Italian spirit across all models gives Australians something truly unique and exhilarating in the premium sports sedan market.”

Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing (Feb 2017)

  • Giulia $59,895
  • Super $64,195 (2.0)
  • Super $65,895 (2.2d)
  • Veloce $71,895
  • Quadrifoglio $143,900

Alfa Romeo Australia is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated Giulia QV sports sedan will be priced at $143,900 MSRP when it goes on sale in Australia from 16 February.

This sharp price means that the 100-plus Australians who have already placed an order for the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV have not only secured a relative performance bargain, they will be driving the car that resets performance benchmarks in its class.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV's potent Ferrari-inspired twin-turbo V6 engine gives this stylish and spirited Italian thoroughbred the best power-to-weight ratio. Combined with Alfa Romeo's ongoing commitment to weight optimisation – carbonfibre is used extensively through the car – and cutting-edge aerodynamics, the Giulia QV has the performance credentials to crush its rivals.

The Alfa Romero Giulia QV is the current production sedan king of the fearsome Nurburgring. In September, the Giulia QV set a scorching laptime of 7min 32sec, making it the fastest four door production vehicle ever – faster than rivals costing many tens of thousands more.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV can accelerate from rest to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 305km/h.

The Giulia’s potent engine is the most prodigious in its class for specific power, its 375kW coming from just 2.9 litres capacity. It is teamed with a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that has the smarts to preload downshifts if the driver flicks the paddle before revs have dropped sufficiently for a lower gear.

The engine also features cylinder deactivation to save fuel, making it the most fuel efficient car in its class, with a European combined economy figure of just 8.2L/100km. 

The Giulia QV also features active aerodynamics, another first for its class. The front splitter lowers at speed to create best-in-class downforce in all conditions.

The Giulia QV arrives standard with a torque vectoring system - integrated into the technologically advanced chassis domain control - heralding an ability to improve agility of the vehicle, safety, traction, improved steering response, and vehicle handling attitude. 

The Giulia QV’s next generation DNA Pro dynamic drive system tailors the Giulia QV’s suspension, steering, drivetrain, and exhaust note to deliver the best of both worlds: Scintillating performance when you need it and refined comfort when you don’t.

This all-new Alfa Romeo will come handsomely equipped with 19-inch forged alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) and automatic high beam, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Brake and pedestrian awareness, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and active cruise control.

Like the exterior, the Giulia QV’s interior evokes the twin themes of passion and premium performance typically the preserve of thoroughbred Italian supercars. The leather-wrapped surfaces throughout feature contrast stitching, along with aluminium and carbonfibre highlights.

The leather and Alcantara front sports seats are eight-way, electrically adjustable, and generously bolstered to help occupants withstand the Giulia QV’s prodigious cornering prowess.

Premium appointments include a Harmon Kardon 14-speaker sound system, and a bespoke 8.8-inch multimedia screen housing the entertainment system, satellite navigation and climate air-conditioning controls – easily accessed via a centrally mounted rotary dial with integrated handwriting recognition pad.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will make its Australian debut at the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo on January 14, 2017.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

Body: Four-door sports sedan
Engine: 2.9-litre 90deg V6, twin-turbocharged
Power: 375kW @ 6500rpm
Torque: 600Nm @ 2500-5000rpm
Kerb weight: 1585kg
0-100km/h: 3.9 sec
Top speed: 305km/h
Fuel economy: 8.2L/100km*
Nurburgring lap record: 7min 32sec

* European combined cycle

Alfa Romeo Australia has confirmed a four-model line-up for the highly anticipated Giulia premium sedan range when it launches in Australia in February 2017. Based on an all new rear-wheel drive architecture, all Giulia models benefit from perfect 50/50 weight distribution, best in class power-to-weight ratios, and innovative engine and driver technologies.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia stands out for its distinctive Italian design, which is expressed through an impeccable sense of proportions drawn from the flexible technical architecture, as well as the sophisticated simplicity and quality surfaces used both inside and out.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia’s Australian line-up will comprise of five models across four equipment grades – Giulia, Super, Veloce and range-topping Quadrifoglio. There are three petrol and one diesel engine variant, all with an eight-speed automatic transmission standard.

The entry level Giulia is powered by a new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 147kW and 330Nm, the latter on tap from 1750-4000rpm. This endows the Giulia with both performance and efficiency: 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds, and a combined cycle fuel economy of 6.0L/100km.

Standard safety specification includes new efficient active safety systems, including Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – all of which contributed to the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia being awarded a five-star EuroNCAP rating, with 98 per cent protection result for adult occupants, the highest score ever achieved by a car, despite the more severe EuroNCAP evaluation system introduced in 2015.

The entry-level Giulia comes generously equipped with leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-Xenon headlamps, keyless go, stop/start technology, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a reverse parking camera.

As with all Alfa Romeos, the Giulia’s interior focus is on the driver with the Alfa DNA rotary driving mode selector, a 3.5-inch TFT colour cluster instrument panel, UConnect 6.5-inch display infotainment system with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker audio system.

Next in the range is the Giulia Super, available with a choice of 147kW/330Nm petrol engine or a new-generation 2.2-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel which produces 132kW and 450Nm (from 1750-3750rpm). This engine is a veritable fuel miser, rated at just 4.2L/100km on the urban/country combined cycle, yet still capable of 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds.

In addition to the base Giulia’s already generous specification, the Giulia Super sports an even higher grade of leather which also adorns the dash and doors, an eight-way power driver’s seat, active cruise control and heated steering wheel. Safety also steps up with the inclusion of blind spot monitoring.

Australians looking for even more sporting prowess in their distinctly Italian sports sedan will be drawn to the Giulia Veloce, powered by a higher-performance version of the turbo 2.0-litre petrol engine, tuned for 206kW and 400Nm. The Giulia Veloce accelerates to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds, yet sips just 6.1L/100km on the combined cycle.

The Giulia Veloce also gains a number of specification advantages over the Giulia Super, including Alfa SDC adjustable suspension, limited-slip rear differential, 19-inch Veloce alloys and an uprated braking package, with calipers distinctively finished in red.

Inside, the Veloce’s cabin steps up the visual performance with aluminium dash inserts and pedals, a sports leather seats and steering wheel, and a premium sound system.

Those who want the best in life will have eyes only for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the pinnacle of the Giulia range and the Nurburgring lap record holder. The Quadrifoglio packs peerless performance and a class-leading power to weight ratio thanks to Alfa Romeo’s lightweight technology and its Ferrari-inspired 375kW twin-turbo V6 engine.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio accelerates to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed beyond 300km/h. Thanks to clever cylinder deactivation technology, the Quadrifoglio’s fuel economy rating is just 8.2L/100km.

The Giulia Quadrifoglio sets new benchmarks in sophisticated performance with its sports bodykit-enhanced silhouette, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, and bi-Xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) and automatic high beam.

Like the exterior, the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s interior evokes the twin themes of passion and premium performance typically the preserve of thoroughbred Italian supercars. The leather-wrapped surfaces throughout feature contrast stitching, along with aluminium and carbonfibre highlights.

The leather and Alcantara front sports seats are eight-way, electrically adjustable, and generously bolstered to help occupants withstand the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s prodigious cornering forces. Premium appointments include a Harmon Kardon 14-speaker sound system, and a bespoke 8.8-inch multimedia screen housing the entertainment system, satellite navigation and climate air-conditioning controls – easily accessed via a centrally mounted rotary dial.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio was named Top Gear UK’s 2016 Car of the Year.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia range will go on sale in Australia in February 2017. Full specification details and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch.

Australians are already queueing up to be the first to own the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, months ahead of the Nurburgring record-holder’s arrival in Aussie showrooms. Already, more than 100 Australians have placed an order for the Giulia prestige saloon, which goes on sale in February. The 375kW, twin-turbocharged V6 Giulia QV can accelerate from rest to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 305km/h.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV currently holds the Nurburgring production sedan lap record of 7min 32sec, set by Alfa Romeo test driver Fabio Francia in September. Francia set the lap record in a production-spec, rear-drive Giulia QV, highlighting the kind of scintillating performance Australian owners can expect when they get their hands on the new performance king early in 2017.

The 1585kg Giulia QV’s peerless combination of light weight – carbonfibre is used extensively throughout the car – and the searing 375kW output of its Ferrari-inspired twin-turbocharged V6 give this Italian sports sedan the best power-to-weight ratio in its class.

The Giulia’s potent engine is the most prodigious in its class for specific power, its 375kW coming from just 2.9 litres capacity. It is teamed with a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that has the smarts to preload downshifts if the driver flicks the paddle before revs have dropped sufficiently for a lower gear.

The engine also features cylinder deactivation to save fuel, making it the most fuel efficient car in its class, with a European combined economy figure of just 8.2L/100km. The Giulia QV also features active aerodynamics, another first for its class. The front splitter lowers at speed to increase downforce.

The Giulia QV’s next generation DNA Pro dynamic drive system tailors the Giulia QV’s suspension, steering, drivetrain, and exhaust note to deliver the best of both worlds: Scintillating performance when you need it and refined comfort when you don’t. Pricing for the Giulia QV will be released closer to its February arrival in Australia. The QV will come handsomely equipped with 19-inch forged alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) and automatic high beam, Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Brake and pedestrian awareness, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and active cruise control.

Like the exterior, the Giulia QV’s interior evokes the twin themes of passion and premium performance typically the preserve of thoroughbred Italian supercars. The leather-wrapped surfaces throughout feature contrast stitching, along with aluminium and carbonfibre highlights.

The leather and Alcantara front sports seats are eight-way, electrically adjustable, and generously bolstered to help occupants withstand the Giulia QV’s prodigious cornering prowess. Premium appointments include a Harmon Kardon 14-speaker sound system, and a bespoke 8.8-inch multimedia screen housing the entertainment system, satellite navigation and climate air-conditioning controls – easily accessed via a centrally mounted rotary dial with integrated handwriting recognition pad.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will make its Australian debut at the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo on January 14, 2017. Australians keen to secure their very own Giulia, the automotive embodiment of Italian passion, performance and style, should register their interest at AlfaRomeo.com.au.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

Body: Four-door sports sedan
Engine: 2.9-litre 90deg V6, twin-turbocharged
Power: 375kW @ 6500rpm
Torque: 600Nm @ 2500-5000rpm
Kerb weight: 1585kg
0-100km/h: 3.9 sec
Top speed: 305km/h
Fuel economy: 8.2L/100km*
Nurburgring lap record: 7min 32sec

* European combined cycle

The complete range of the new Giulia, Alfa Romeo's most eagerly awaited model, has been presented to the international press at the Centro Sperimentale di Balocco (Vercelli). This event completes the car's début, following its starring role at the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese with the launch of the Quadrifoglio version – the supreme expression of the "La meccanica delle emozioni" concept – and the subsequent launch of the entire range at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016.

The new Giulia can already be ordered from showrooms across Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands. For specific details and prices, please visit the local press sites. The range includes three trim levels (Giulia, Super and Quadrifoglio) and several new engine versions, including: 2.2-litre Diesel with 150 HP and 180 HP combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 8-speed automatic transmission; all-new, all-aluminum, 2.0-litre, direct-injection turbo engine with eight-speed automatic transmission and 2.9-litre V6 Biturbo petrol engine combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The new Giulia features rear-wheel drive: this is a design choice that guarantees superior performance levels, loads of fun and a thrilling drive, and it is also a tribute to the most authentic traditions of the legendary Alfa Romeo.

Further particularities of the new Giulia include the outstanding weight distribution across the two axles, the suspension system featuring exclusive AlfaLink technology and the most direct steering in its segment. In addition, the new Alfa Romeo combines extraordinary engine performance and ample use of ultralight materials, like carbon fibre, aluminium, aluminium composite and plastic, to obtain the best weight-to-power ratio (less than 3 in the Quadrifoglio version).

In keeping with Alfa Romeo traditions, the new Giulia offers unique technical solutions. The more sophisticated features include the Integrated Brake System (IBS) for considerably reducing braking distance - from 100 km/h to 0 in 38.5 m for the Giulia and in 32 m for the Quadrifoglio - and active suspension for exceptional comfort. Exclusive to the Quadrifoglio version, the Torque Vectoring technology affords outstanding torque distribution between the two wheels on the rear axle, and the Alfa™ Active Aero Splitter actively manages downforce at high speed.

In terms of style, the new Giulia stands out for it distinctive Italian design, which is expressed through an impeccable sense of proportions, based on the technical architecture, sophisticated simplicity and quality surfaces, both inside and out. On the exterior, the new Giulia is statuesque and recalls a big cat just about to pounce, and the clean and essential interior is designed to envelop the driver, focusing on the latter entirely.

State-of-the-art, innovative engines

Design, technique and technology are distinguishing features of the new Giulia. What makes it a true Alfa Romeo however, according to tradition, are the hearts that beat beneath the bonnet. The 510 HP 2.9-litre V6 BiTurbo engine makes the Quadrifoglio version the most powerful Alfa Romeo for road use ever to have been built. What's more, all the engines in the range are part of an unprecedented generation of all-aluminium four-cylinder drive trains that embody the very best in the Group's motoring technology. They are made in Italy in the plants situated in Termoli (petrol) and Pratola Serra (diesel), in areas dedicated to Alfa Romeo engines, using state-of-the-art processes and methods which rank them at the top of their classes for performance and efficiency levels.

2.0-litre Petrol Engine

The new petrol engine fitted on the new Giulia has four cylinders in line and is made entirely of aluminium. This engine, which is equipped with MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve activation system, “Twin Scroll” turbocharger and direct injection with a 200-bar high pressure system, boasts a particularly quick response to the accelerator commands throughout operation and considerably efficient consumption levels. Horsepower reaches 200 HP at 5,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1,750 rpm, paired with the new 8-speed automatic transmission.

2.2-litre Diesel Engine

The 2.2-litre diesel engine on the new Giulia is the first diesel engine in Alfa Romeo history to have been built entirely in aluminium. With four cylinders in line, this engine stands out for its latest-generation injection system with MultiJet II technology and Injection Rate Shaping (IRS), along with operating pressures of 2,000 bar. The electrically-operated variable geometry turbocharger offers state-of-the-art mechanics and minimises response times and at the same time guarantees benefits in terms of efficiency. The most sophisticated driving satisfaction and comfort levels are also guaranteed by the use of a balancing countershaft.

The new 2.2-litre Diesel engine is available in two versions, with a 180 HP power at 3,750 rpm (maximum torque of up to 450 Nm at 1,750 rpm) and 150 HP at 4,000 rpm (maximum torque of 380 Nm at 1,500 rpm). Both configurations can be combined with a manual six-speed gearbox or alternatively with the new eight-speed automatic transmission.

510 HP 2.9-litre V6 BiTurbo Petrol Engine

Exclusive to the Quadrifoglio version, this is a unique engine in terms of technology and performance, destined to become the new benchmark of the brand. Inspired by Ferrari technology and technical skills, the V6 BiTurbo petrol engine is entirely made of aluminium – to minimise the car's absolute weight, especially on the front axle – and it delivers 510 HP and a torque in excess of 600 Nm, for exhilarating performance: top speed of 307 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds and a maximum torque of 600 Nm.

Among other things, although the horsepower and torque values are exceptional, the 510 HP 2.9-litre V6 BiTurbo petrol engine is also best in class in terms of emission levels (198 g/km of CO2 with 6-speed manual gearbox) and it is surprisingly efficient in its consumption levels, thanks to the electronically-controlled cylinder disabling system.

Unique and exclusive technical solutions 

In keeping with Alfa Romeo's technical traditions, the electronics should never be invasive, but merely assist the driving experience which is exhilarating in itself thanks to perfectly designed chassis and suspension system. The new Giulia is no different: it is structurally unique and exciting, but it does not forego the numerous and sophisticated safety systems, offered as standard or upon request depending on the trim level.

Alfa™ Torque Vectoring (only on the Giulia Quadrifoglio)

The Torque Vectoring technology, with a double clutch integrated in the rear differential, makes it possible to control torque delivery to each wheel separately. In this way, power transmission to the road is improved also in low grip conditions. So, the driving is safe and fun without ever running up against an invasive stability control system.

Integrated Brake System (IBS)

The new Giulia introduces in a worldwide preview the innovative IBS electromechanical system which combines stability control and a traditional servo brake. By successfully integrating electronics with mechanics, in addition to a significant optimisation of weight distribution, excellent feeling and total absence of pedal vibrations, the system guarantees instantaneous braking response for a record-breaking stopping distance: from 100 km/h to 0 in 38.5 metres for the Giulia and in 32 metres for the Quadrifoglio version.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) with pedestrian recognition

The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system is fitted as standard on all versions and, using a radar sensor and a camera built into the front windscreen, it detects the presence of any obstacles or vehicles on the car's trajectory, warning the driver of the risk of imminent collision. Should the driver fail to intervene, the Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) system automatically brakes to avoid impact or mitigate its consequences. What's more, thanks to the pedestrian recognition function, by interpreting the information sent by the radar and camera, the AEB is capable of stopping the car autonomously up to 65 km/h.

Alfa™ Active Aero Splitter (only on the Giulia Quadrifoglio)

In addition to an excellent Cx (0.32), a perfect balance of forces on corners and downforce behaviour, the Quadrifoglio version has the Alfa™ Active Aero Splitter, a front carbon flap which actively manages downforce for superior aerodynamic load, for higher performance and better grip at high speed.

Alfa™ DNA and Alfa™ DNA Pro (only on the Giulia Quadrifoglio)

The new Giulia also fits the brand new Alfa™ DNA, which modifies the car's dynamic behaviour according to the driver's selection: Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency (energy efficiency mode implemented for the first time on an Alfa Romeo) and Race (only on the Quadrifoglio version).

Alfa™ Chassis Domain Control (only on the Giulia Quadrifoglio)

Developed jointly with Magneti Marelli, the Alfa™ Chassis Domain Control (CDC) technology acts like the car's "brains" and coordinates all the onboard electronics. The system manages the action of the various features – such as the renewed Alfa™ DNA Pro selector, the Alfa™ Torque Vectoring, the Alfa™ Active Aero Splitter, the active suspension system and ESC – and assigns specific tasks of optimising performance and driving pleasure to each one.

More in detail, the CDC adapts the ride in real time making the Alfa™ DNA Pro mode mappings dynamic according to acceleration and rotation data detected by the sensors. Critical situations are prevented and managed by informing the specific control units involved in the electronic system of the car in advance: chassis, powertrain, suspension system, braking system, steering, power steering and differential on curves.

Suspension system with exclusive Alfa™Link technology

On the front, a new double track control arm suspension with semi-virtual steering axis was developed to optimise the filtering effect and guarantee rapid, accurate steering. This Alfa Romeo exclusive keeps the tyre footprint constant on corners and can tackle high lateral accelerations. In any situation and at all speeds, driving the Alfa Romeo Giulia with the most direct steering ratio in its segment (11.8) is natural and instinctive. A four and a half track solution – patented by Alfa Romeo – ensuring top performance, driving satisfaction and comfort has been chosen for the rear axle.

8.8" Connect 3D Nav

The next-generation 8.8" Connect 3D Nav system on the new Giulia – developed jointly with Magneti Marelli – offers a sophisticated series of features and functions, including a next-generation HMI human-machine interface. The system is controlled by means of the Rotary Pad and by using the high resolution 8.8” display integrated in the dashboard. In addition, thanks to “optical bonding” technology, the user benefits from an excellent level of visualisation and readability on the display.

8.8" Connect 3D Nav is equipped with an advanced voice recognition system for complete connectivity with all mobile devices (mobile phones, smartphones, tablets with Apple iOS and Android operating systems). The next-generation infotainment system on the new Giulia not only allows you to manage the DAB digital radio and the digital Hi-FI audio system, but also allows you to use Bluetooth technology to make phone calls “hands free” and reproduce audio contents from a USB device or smartphone. Finally, the system implements navigation functions with high-resolution 3D maps.

The system is quick to calculate routes and can be used even if the GPS signal is missing by exploiting Dead Reckoning technology. It also displays driving system information regarding driving style as well as the type of ride relating to the Alfa™ DNA/ Alfa™ DNA Pro selector.

Human-machine interface

The passenger compartment of the new car offers the best in terms of quality, safety, equipment and comfort with a specific, profoundly Alfa Romeo style element: focus on the driver. Not by chance, all the main controls, including the start button, are incorporated in the steering wheel, while the human-machine interface consists of two simple, user-friendly knobs for adjusting the Alfa™ DNA selector and the infotainment system.

Instrument panel cluster

Depending on the trim levels, the 3.5” or 7” colour instrument panel cluster offers the driver all the essential information about the car. Organised over four screens, displayed information depends on the DNA mode selected by the driver and includes real-time driving readings, lateral acceleration, fuel consumption and gear shift suggestions.

Front and rear light clusters: a compendium of style excellence and technology

Made by Magneti Marelli in partnership with Alfa Romeo, the front and rear light clusters on the new Giulia are genuine design elements, accentuating the elegance, silhouette and personality of the car, identifying it at first glance. The LED rear light clusters enhance the rear end in a uniquely distinctive manner, while providing significant benefits in terms of safety thanks to quicker activation in the event of braking.

Design and ergonomics characterise the headlights, which are available in three different versions: halogen lamps or implementing next-generation Xenon technology with 25W and 35W module. The latter, fitted with high light tone lamp (equal to 4500°K), are capable of increasing the light flux and light diffusion with energy saving and night visibility which, in the case of the 35W module, increases by 200 per cent with respect to normal halogen headlights. Furthermore, the front light clusters guarantee greater safety: indeed, an obstacle can be seen at least one second earlier, which is equal to an advantage of 28 metres of braking distance when travelling at 50 km/h.

The 35W Xenon headlights implement AFS (Adaptive Frontlights System) technology which directs the beam of light towards the inside of corners for greater visibility. Lastly, the daylight running lights (DRL), cornering light, side lights and direction indicators use LED technology for better fuel efficiency and maximum performance.

Driving assist systems

The design concept behind the new Giulia envisages the driver at the very heart of the driving experience. The car assists the driver in this task in every way, offering the very best available technology to this end, for maximum peace of mind and driving safety. The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system uses a radar sensor and a camera built into the front windscreen to warm the driver of any imminent impact with another vehicle or with an obstacle on the same trajectory as the car, warning or assisting the driver in avoiding collisions or attenuating the consequences. Should the driver fail to intervene, the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system with pedestrian recognition automatically brakes to avoid the collision or reduce the consequences of the impact.

Lastly, the package of driving assist systems wouldn't be complete without the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) that detects unintentional lane changes and the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) device (optional) that monitors the area around the car using sensors and assists the driver during lane changes and when overtaking.

Perfect weight distribution and the best weight-to-power ratio

One of the primary objectives at the heart of the design of the new Giulia was to achieve ultimate driving satisfaction. The key factors towards achieving this goal include the perfect weight distribution between the two axles and excellent weight-to-power ratio. The excellent weight distribution between the two axles required astute management of weights and materials, which was achieved by tweaking the layout and arranging the heavier elements in the most central position possible.

The ideal weight-to-power ratio was achieved by using ultralight materials. Carbon fibre was chosen for the propeller shaft and aluminium for the engines, suspension system, brakes, doors, wheel arches and bonnet. The extensive use of ultralight materials led to an unladen weight of 1,374 kg for the 180 HP 2.2-litre diesel version. The reduced weight does not affect the excellent torsional rigidity that guarantees quality over time, acoustic comfort and handling even in conditions of extreme stress.

The Quadrifoglio version with 510 HP 2.9-litre V6 BiTurbo petrol engine has an unladen weight of 1,524 kg and a weight-to-power ratio of 2.99 kg/HP. These extraordinary results were achieved by extending the use of carbon fibre also to the roof, bonnet, front splitter and rear Nolder, and to the side inserts of the skirts, too.

The weight of the Quadrifoglio version can be further reduced using two components which are available upon request: carbon ceramic brake discs and Sparco seats with a carbon fibre rear structural frame.

Distinctive Italian design

The new Giulia, like every Alfa Romeo, springs from the perfect balance of heritage, speed and beauty making it the highest expression of Italian style in the automotive world. It incorporates all the distinguishing features of pure Italian style: an impeccable sense of proportions, simplicity and the superior surface quality finish, for an innovative design that is faithful to a universally approved tradition.

The proportions are based on the technical architecture of the entire car and are a direct consequence of the latter, while the stylistic details are sculpted from the car's mechanics. The new Giulia stands out for its very short overhangs, a long bonnet and long front wings, a retracted passenger compartment settled on the drive wheels and muscular rear wings which visually mark the point where power is unleashed onto the road. This silhouette is the result of the implementation of rear-wheel drive and of the engine and mechanical components, which are arranged between the two axles to better balance the masses.

All this translates into a very generous wheelbase – the longest in its category – contained in one of the most compact bodies. These proportions draw the dynamic shape of an ellipsis in plan view. In addition, the rounded angles and the enveloping pillars convey momentum to the car creating a "drop-shaped" profile which is reminiscent of the Giulietta Sprint, one of the most beautiful cars ever made.

A second aspect of the Italian style is "simplicity" which is capable of enshrouding what is in fact one of the most complex creative processes in industry: designing a car. Indeed, it is up to style to conceal the long, complex work behind a simple, natural line which enhances elegant shapes and sophisticated Italian taste. Alfa Romeo design has always been expressed by means of clean, streaming streaks. For this reason, the new Giulia boasts a strong identity drawn in few simple strokes: a line gouged along the sides which marks the doors and envelops the handles and, naturally, the legendary trefoil nose, the most famous, recognisable style element in automotive history.

Another characteristic trait is quality, which satisfies both sight and touch, and creates rich, harmonious reflections across the volumes of the car. On the exterior, the shape of the new Giulia is statuesque, recalling a big cat just about to pounce. New liveries also emphasise the silhouette: three pastel colours, White, Black and Alfa Red, and eight metallic colours: Vulcano Black, Silverstone Grey, Lipari Grey, Stromboli Grey, Vesuvio Grey, Imola Titanium, Montecarlo Blue and Monza Red. Moreover, there are two exclusive three-coat colours which are available for the Quadrifoglio version: Trofeo White and Competizione Red.

An essential component in the design of the new Giulia, which inspired its design, is the driver. The interior of the car focuses on driving satisfaction in a clean and essential way: the presence of non-invasive technology can be perceived among the instruments which pivot around the driver. The tunnel is diagonal, the dashboard slightly undulated and the steering wheel, which groups together all the main controls, is small and straightforward, suitable for any driving style. The whole package is framed by the fines materials, picked for their tactile and visual impact and assembled with hand-crafted care.

Range

In most regions, the range of the new Giulia includes three trim levels (Giulia, Super and Quadrifoglio) and five new engine versions: 2.2-litre Diesel with 150 HP and 180 HP combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 8-speed automatic transmission, and the 510 HP 2.9-litre V6 BiTurbo petrol engine combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Below is a description of the new Giulia range based on EMEA specification.

The entry trim level of the new Giulia includes a rather comprehensive standard equipment supply. The most salient standard equipment includes new efficient active safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, the Integrated Brake System (IBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and cruise control with speed limiter. Rounding out the trim level are the styling and functional features, such as 16'' alloy wheel rims, dual-zone climate control, Alfa™ DNA and Infotainment System with Connect 6.5" display.

The full package of standard equipment on the Giulia trim level is supplemented on the Super version with exclusive interior and exterior features: fabric and leather upholstery in three colours, specific interior finishes and 17” alloy wheel rims. The top-of-the-range Quadrifoglio trim level adds functional and styling contents to the standard equipment, enhancing its sophistication and sporty feel: these include leather and Alcantara upholstered sports seats, sports steering wheel with red ignition button, carbon fibre inserts for the interior and aerodynamic exterior spoilers, comfort and safety features that also include BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring) technology and rear camera as well as 35W Xenon headlights with AFS technology.

In addition, it features technical gear designed specifically to maximise dynamic performance: the Alfa™ Active Aero Splitter system, the dedicated braking system, the Alfa™ DNA Pro selector with Race mode that communicates with the Alfa™ Chassis Domain Control (CDC) system, and Alfa™ Torque Vectoring.

To allow for additional enhancement, features available on demand include the Sport Pack, the Driver Assistance Pack and the Business Pack. The Sport Pack completes the Super version by adding sports steering wheel with added grip, aluminium inserts on the dashboard, central tunnel and door panels, and Bi-Xenon headlights. The Driver Assistance Pack, which is available on the Giulia and Super versions, supplements the standard driver assistance pack with rear camera featuring dynamic parking lines and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM). The Business Pack completes the standard equipment supplied on the Giulia and Super versions with the 6.5" Connect Nav system.

Mopar for the new Giulia

Mopar, the reference brand for accessories, services, Customer Care and original spare parts for the FCA brands, offers about 80 accessories that will satisfy the aesthetic, functional and safety needs of Alfa Romeo's customers, who have always been looking for a product that maximises the concepts of sportiness and elegance at the same time.

Some of the distinguishing elements are made of carbon fibre, such as the front V-shaped radiator grille, the mirror covers, the gear lever knob and the illuminated kick plates that, in addition to adding character and lightness, well-emphasise the "racing" spirit of the new Giulia. Another of the elements designed to add even more personality to the already sporty lines of the car is the aerodynamic kit, consisting of front aerodynamic profile, side skirts and rear aerodynamic extractor. Embellishing the car even further are the customised puddle lights with LED projector, the key covers available in the three-layer car colours (white or red), the valve caps with Alfa Romeo logo, the aluminium oil and fuel caps, the alloy rims specially developed and available in the three sizes of 17 ", 18" and 19".

Practicality enhanced by other accessories goes hand-in-hand with the "racing" spirit: the handy folding container for the luggage compartment, the protective semi-rigid tub for the loading compartment and the passenger compartment mats made of elegant plastic to better protect the car and keep it clean. Then of course there are the towing hook and roof bars so that different transport solutions can be used, such as the roof box, ski carrier, windsurf board carrier, kayak carrier and bike carrier.

Completing the collection is a number of active and passive safety devices such as the alarm, parking sensors, anti-theft wheel bolts, battery tender and the tested and approved child's seats to ensure safety and comfort at the highest levels.

The new Giulia is no exception. In particular, the proportions are based on the technical architecture of the entire car: for Alfa Romeo the key elements were the weight balance and rear wheel drive. In order to balance the weight perfectly, the engine and the mechanical parts are arranged between the two axles. This is why the Giulia has very short overhangs, a long bonnet and front wings, a retracted passenger compartment “settled” on the drive wheels and muscular rear wings which visually mark the point where power is unleashed onto the road.

All this translates into a very generous wheelbase – the longest in its category – contained in one of the most compact bodies. These proportions draw the dynamic shape of an ellipsis in plan view. In addition, the rounded angles and the enveloping pillars convey momentum to the car creating a “drop-shaped” profile which is reminiscent of the Giulietta Sprint, one of the most beautiful cars ever made.

A second aspect of the Italian style is “simplicity” which enshrouds what is in fact one of the most complex creative processes in industry: designing a car. Indeed, it is up to style to conceal the long, complex work behind a simple, natural line which enhances elegant shapes and sophisticated Italian taste.

Alfa Romeo design has always been expressed by means of clean, streaming streaks. For this reason, the new Giulia boasts a strong identity drawn in few simple strokes: a line gouged along the sides which marks the doors and envelops the handles and, naturally, the legendary trefoil nose, possibly the most famous, recognisable style element in automotive history. Finally, Italian style is characterised by a high quality surface finish which means creating rich, harmonious reflections across the volumes. The end result is the new Giulia, a statuesque shape reminiscent of a big cat just about to spring. The same inspiration is found inside the car. Everything is clean, essential and pivots around the driver, like the controls grouped on the small, direct steering wheel designed to adapt to all driving styles.

The driver's position was “cut” like a fabric with a diagonal tunnel, a slightly undulated dashboard and cleverly oriented instruments which convey the impression of a tailor-made suit with hand-crafted care and premium materials chosen for their visual and tactile pleasantness and assembled to make the human touch visible.

A defining characteristic of the new Giulia is the astute management of weights and materials to obtain a perfect distribution across the two axles. This is fundamental to ensure the typical Alfa Romeo driving satisfaction which was reached by tweaking the layout and arranging the heavier elements in the most central position possible. The suspensions are as essential for ride optimisation as weight distribution. In particular, the layout implemented for the Giulia envisages an exclusive double wishbone suspension with semi-virtual steering axis at the front and a 4.5-link suspension with a solution for toe adjustment (Alfa Romeo patent) for the rear axle.

To obtain an excellent weight-to-power ratio, the new Giulia combines extraordinary engine performance and ample use of ultralight materials such as carbon fibre – for the driveshaft – or aluminium – for the engine and suspensions (including front domes and front and rear frames). Furthermore, the rear crossmember is made of aluminium composite and plastic.

The end result is a dry weight of 1,374 kg for the 180 HP 2.2-litre diesel version. In addition, despite all this weight optimisation, the car boasts an excellent torsional rigidity to guarantee quality over time, acoustic comfort and handling even in conditions of extreme stress. In the Quadrifoglio version, the use of ultralight materials has been extended to other components of the bodywork too: carbon fibre for the bonnet, roof, front splitter, rear Nolder and body inserts; aluminium for doors and wheel arches. Furthermore, the braking system was tweaked using aluminium elements and carbon ceramic discs (optional) and the seats have a carbon fibre structural frame (optional). A dry weight of 1,524 kg was therefore achieved, with an ensuing weight-to-power ratio of less than 3.

State-of-the-art engines are another characterising element of a genuine Alfa Romeo. For this reason, the new Giulia range comprises — in addition to the 2.9-litre V6 BiTurbo available in the Quadrifoglio version — an unprecedented generation of petrol engines, and a 4-cylinder diesel engine, that represent the state-of-the-art technology and ranks them at the top of their category for performance and efficiency. All engines in the range are manufactured in Italy at the plants in Termoli (petrol engines) and Pratola Serra (diesel engines) in areas dedicated to Alfa Romeo engines, with cutting-edge processes..

2.0-litre Petrol Engine

The new petrol engine fitted on the Giulia has four in line cylinders and is made entirely of aluminium. The particular features of this engine, in addition to the MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve actuator system, include the “2-in-1” turbocharger and the direct injection with a 200-bar high pressure system, which translate to a particularly quick response to the accelerator commands throughout operation and efficient consumption levels. The configuration envisages 200 HP at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1,750 rpm, and it is paired with the new 8-speed automatic transmission.

2.2-litre Diesel Engine

The first diesel engine in Alfa Romeo’s history made entirely of aluminium was devised for the diesel versions of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia. With four cylinders in line, this engine stands out for its latest-generation MultiJet II injection system with Injection Rate Shaping (IRS) and operating pressures of 2,000 bar. The state-of-the-art variable geometry turbocharger with electric actuator minimises response times and at the same time guarantees benefits in terms of efficiency. The balancing countershaft offers the most comfortable driving experience.

Two versions are available, with 180 HP at 3,750 rpm (maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,750 rpm) and 150 HP at 4,000 rpm (380 Nm at 1,500 rpm) respectively. For both configurations – teamed with rear-wheel drive – the new 8-speed automatic transmission is available or, alternatively, the six-speed manual gearbox.

510 HP 2.9-litre BiTurbo Petrol Engine

Exclusive to the Quadrifoglio version, this is a unique engine in terms of technology and performance, destined to become the new benchmark of the brand. Inspired by Ferrari technology and technical skills, the six-cylinder BiTurbo petrol engine is entirely made of aluminium – to minimise the car's absolute weight, especially on the front axle – and it delivers 510 HP and a torque in excess of 600 Nm, for exhilarating performance: top speed of 307 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds and a maximum torque of 600 Nm.

Among other things, although the horsepower and torque values are exceptional, the 510 HP 2.9-litre BiTurbo petrol engine is also best in class in terms of emission levels (198 g/km of CO2 with 6-speed manual gearbox) and it is surprisingly efficient to run, thanks to the electronically-controlled cylinder disabling system.

As a further expression of the Alfa Romeo engineering culture, the design, the build and the choice of materials of the chassis and the suspensions are always perfect. As a consequence, it was decided that electronics should only be used to make the driving experience guaranteed by excellent basic mechanics even more exhilarating. This is demonstrated by the multiple sophisticated systems which, depending on the trim levels of the new Giulia, are offered as standard or on request.

Thanks to its double clutch, the Torque Vectoring technology allows the rear differential to control torque delivery separately to each wheel. In this manner, power transmission to the road is improved also in low grip conditions. Therefore, the driving is safe and fun without ever having running up against an invasive stability control system.

The new Alfa Romeo car introduces in a worldwide preview the innovative electromechanical system which combines stability control and a traditional servo brake. This way, in addition to providing the all-important weight optimisation and reduced pedal vibrations, an instantaneous brake response is guaranteed, and consequent record-breaking stopping distances: from 100 km/h to 0 in 38.5 metres for the Giulia and 32 metres for the Quadrifoglio version.

This system, standard across all versions, automatically slows or brakes the car to avoid an imminent crash. Specifically, the device uses a radar sensor and a camera integrated in the rear windscreen to detect the presence of any obstacles or vehicles, warning the driver of the risk of imminent collision. If the driver does not take action, the system automatically activates the brakes to avoid impact or reduce the consequences. In addition, the Autonomous Emergency Brake System on the Giulia interprets information from the radar and camera together, in order to activate the brake system also when pedestrians cross in front of the vehicle.

Together with an excellent Cx (0.32), a perfect balance of forces on corners and downforce behaviour, the Quadrifoglio version has Active Aero Splitter, a front system which actively manages downforce for higher performance and better grip at high speed.

The new Giulia also fits a new Alfa DNA selector, which modifies the car's dynamic behaviour according to the driver's selection: Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency (energy efficiency mode implemented for the first time on an Alfa Romeo) and Race (only on Giulia Quadrifoglio).

Developed jointly with Magneti Marelli, the Chassis Domain Control (CDC) technology is the car's “brains” and coordinates all the onboard electronics. The system manages the action of the various features – such as the renewed DNA Pro selector, the Torque Vectoring, the Active Aero Splitter, the active suspensions and the ESC – and assigns specific tasks of optimising performance and driving pleasure to each one. In detail, the CDC adapts the ride in real time making each DNA Pro mapping dynamic according to acceleration and rotation data detected by the sensors. Critical solutions are prevented and managed by informing the specific control units involved in the electronic system of the car in advance: chassis, powertrain, suspensions, braking system, steering, power steering and differential on curves.

On the front, a new double wishbone suspension with semi-virtual steering axis was developed to optimise the filtering effect and guarantee rapid, accurate steering. This Alfa Romeo exclusive keeps the constant caster trail on corners and can tackle high lateral accelerations as a result of the always-perfect footprint. In any situation and at all speeds, driving the Alfa Romeo Giulia with the most direct steering ratio on the market segment (11.8) is natural and instinctive. The four suspension arm solution on the rear axle – patented by Alfa Romeo – ensures top performance, driving pleasure and comfort.

The 8.8” Connect Nav 3D system on the Alfa Romeo Giulia – developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli – offers a sophisticated series of features and functions, including a next-generation HMI human-machine interface. The system is controlled by means of the Rotary Pad and by using the 8.8” high-resolution display integrated in the dashboard. In addition, thanks to “optical bonding” technology, the user benefits from an excellent level of visualisation and readability on the display.

Connect 3D Nav is equipped with an advanced voice recognition system for complete connectivity with all mobile devices (mobile phones, smartphones, tablets with Apple iOS and Android operating systems). In addition to allowing phone calls using the Bluetooth connection in hands-free mode, the infotainment system plays audio contents from USB device and smartphone by means of Bluetooth technology, in addition to managing the DAB digital radio and the Hi-Fi digital audio. Finally, the system implements navigation functions with high-resolution 3D maps. The system is quick to calculate routes and can be used even if the GPS signal is missing by exploiting Dead Reckoning technology. It also allows updating of the TomTom maps via USB and view driving system information regarding driving style and the display of the type of ride linked to the Alfa DNA/Alfa DNA Pro selector.

The passenger compartment of the new car offers the best in terms of quality, safety, equipment and comfort with a specific, profoundly Alfa Romeo style element: the centrality of the driver. Not by chance, all the main controls, including the start button, are incorporated in the steering wheel while the human-machine interface consists of two simple, user-friendly knobs for adjusting the Alfa DNA selector and the 8.8” Connect 3D Nav infotainment system.

Depending on the trim levels with 3.5'' or 7'' colour display, the device fitted behind the driving wheel offers the driver all the essential information about the car. Organised in four screenshots, the visible contents depend on the DNA mode selected by the driver and offer lateral acceleration and fuel consumption readings as well as suggested gear changes.

The sophisticated Sound Theatre system by Harman Kardon, which satisfies the desire for superior, detail-rich audio output, is débuting on Alfa Romeo Giulia. The heart of the system is a 900 W 12-channel class D amplifier which secures high performance but is compact at the same time. The amplifier distributes clear sound through a system of 14 speakers inside the car for superior listening quality. Logic 7® technology is used to obtain a surround effect from 5.1 different high-resolution sources and harmoniously uniform stereo playback. With this sound system, occupants can experience the premium quality for which Harman Kardon is famed.

Made by Magneti Marelli in partnership with Alfa Romeo, the front and rear light clusters on the new Giulia reinforce the stylish design and ergonomic silhouette of the car, identifying it at first glance. Specifically, the LED rear light clusters enhance the rear end in a uniquely distinctive manner, in addition to providing significant benefits in terms of safety thanks to quicker activation in the event of braking compared to a traditional light bulb.

Similarly, design and ergonomics characterise the headlights, which are available in three different versions: halogen lamps or implementing latest-generation Xenon technology with 25W and 35W module, fitted with high light tone lamp (equal to 4500°K), capable of increasing the light flux and light diffusion with energy saving and night visibility which, in the case of the 35W module, increases by 200 per cent with respect to normal halogen headlights. Furthermore, they guarantee greater safety because an obstacle can be seen at least one second earlier, which is equal to an advantage of 28 metres of braking distance when travelling at 50 km/h.

 The 35W Xenon headlights use AFS technology (Adaptive Front-lighting System) to redirect the light beam while cornering and improve visibility. Lastly, the daylight running lights (DRL), cornering light, side lights and direction indicators use LED technology for better fuel efficiency and maximum performance.

The new Giulia features the very best in terms of driving assistance currently on the market. Just consider the multiple sensors fitted throughout the car to guarantee more peace of mind and a safer drive. This is demonstrated by the Forward Collision Warning that detects whether the Giulia is approaching another vehicle or an obstacle on the same trajectory too quickly and it warns or assists the driver to avoid impact or attenuate the consequences. What's more, the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system, complete with pedestrian detection, monitors the area at the front of the car to avoid collisions with pedestrians on the vehicle's path.

In addition, the new Giulia features Adaptive Cruise Control (optional, available in the second half of the year) which reduces the speed set when the vehicle approaches another vehicle in the same lane or when another vehicle joins the lane it is travelling on. The system goes back to the speed set when the vehicle in front accelerates or moves to another lane. Lastly, the package of driving assist systems wouldn't be complete without the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) that detects unintentional lane changes and the Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM) device (optional) that assists the driver during lane changes and when overtaking or being overtaken by vehicles hidden from view.

Line-up

At the Geneva International Motor Show the new Giulia range, comprising the Giulia, Super and Quadrifoglio, will be unveiled.

Equipment on the new entry-level “Giulia” is rather generous including, as standard, new and efficient active safety systems such as the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian detection, IBS (Integrated Brake System), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and cruise control with speed limiter. The entry-level version also includes aesthetic and functional features such as, for example, 16” alloy wheels, bi-zone climate control, Alfa DNA system and Connect 6.5” infotainment system.

In addition to the same equipment as the Giulia, the Super version also includes exclusive internal and external features: leather and fabric upholstery in various colours, special interior trim and 17” alloy wheels.

The top of the range Quadrifoglio also includes as standard all the functional and aesthetic features which enhance an elegant, sporty appearance: amongst which are highlighted the sports seats in leather and Alcantara, sports steering wheel with red power button, interior carbon fibre inserts and exterior aerodynamics. Comfort and safety features include BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring) technology and rear camera together with Xenon headlights with AFS technology. In addition, specific technical features included are designed to maximise dynamic performance: the Active Aero Splitter system, dedicated brake system, DNA Pro selector with Race mode which communicates with the CDC (Chassis Domain Control) system and Torque Vectoring.

The comprehensive standard equipment can also be enhanced, on request, with the Luxury Pack and the Sport Pack. The Luxury Pack enhances the interior with full-grain leather upholstery for the seats to which is added power adjustment and heating functions, real wood interior finish, chrome trim on the side windows and Xenon 35W headlights with AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System).

The Super version Sports Pack includes sports steering wheel with added grip, aluminium inserts on the dashboard, centre console and door panels, and Xenon headlights.