New Alfa Romeo to make its SA debut

2016-09-28 06:00
New Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Photo: supplied

New Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Photo: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Alfa Romeo brand continues to revitalise itself with the planned introduction of a number of new models. The eagerly anticipated Giulia makes its South African debut shortly reigniting the Alfisti passion in the country once again. But apart from this there are also a couple of other stylish Italian introductions that South Africans can look forward to.

Following the international launch of the Giulia, the New Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be launched locally on 1 October 2016. The new unmistakable Alfa Romeo family design convention is definitely evident in the Giulietta. This is the new Alfa Romeo paradigm and ultimate expression of the meccanica delle emozioni – or mechanics of emotions – concept.

The bold and sporty design is enhanced and embodied by several exterior style elements, such as the one-of-a-kind honeycomb grille and the new front bumper which recalls the shape of the legendary front trefoil.

Similarly, the lettering of the name “Giulietta” and its position on the back wink to those of the Giulia. The new model also sports the refreshed logo, which has been modernised preserving the distinctive style elements which have made it an emblem known and cherished worldwide. Burnished headlights, new bumper inserts, one-of-a-kind alloy rims and new oblique tailpipes complete the new look.

The line-up has been rationalised and now features three trim levels - Giulietta, Giulietta Super and Giulietta Veloce.

The Giulietta Veloce trim level – the sportiest of the line-up – is even bolder featuring new sports bumpers with Alfa Red profiles, new carbon look headlights, glossy anthracite accents on the mirrors, door handles and on the grille and fog light surrounds.

The exclusive sporty outfit is mirrored by an exclusive interior design ambience packed with premium quality accents. On the inside, the Giulietta Veloce trim level has new leather and Alcantara sports seats with integrated head restraints embellished with contrasting red stitching and “Alfa Romeo” written on the head restraints. Also standard are the contoured leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching and the carbon look finish dashboard surround and door panels, all complemented by specific matte grey inserts.

The sporty characterisation is equally strong on the Giulietta and Giulietta Super versions. The first has grey and black fabric seats, a one-of-a-kind matte black dashboard, leather steering wheel and new black inserts on the tunnel and door pulls.

The Super trim level is even bolder with new Alfa Romeo trademark grey and black fabric “cannelloni” seats. Premium leather seats are available on both trim levels as optional.

Also debuting on New Giulietta is Alfa Performance, the exclusive service specifically created to enhance the driving experience. Using an array of digital gauges and instruments, drivers can control the main parameters of the car, measure their performance using special timers and see driving statistics on their smartphone.

The engine line-up of New Giulietta now features three turbo petrol engines - the 1.4 Turbo Petrol, the 1.4 Turbo MultiAir TCT and the 1750 Turbo Petrol TCT.

Staying true to Alfa Romeo spirit, the Giulietta is light and efficient courtesy of lightweight materials and the perfect weight-to-power ratio. Furthermore, it offers a balanced weight distribution, an evolved suspension system, and a responsive steering. The new model also features a slew of features developed by Magneti Marelli ranging from exhaust systems, suspension, and powertrains, to lighting devices, another confirmation of how the right collaborations create the best designs. - Supplied.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.