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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Official Details

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Fans of Italian styling are anxiously awaiting Fiat and Alfa Romeo's full scale return to the U.S. now that the alliance deal between the Italian auto giant and Chrysler has been well and truly signed off but sadly, the wait may have to last a few more years still. According to Fiat Group CEO Sergio Marchionne, Alfa Romeo is unlikely to return to the U.S. until the end of 2012 and even then models like the MiTo and new Giulietta may be off the cards.

While other markets are already enjoying the MiTo and will soon be able to experience the Giulietta, which is making its debut this week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the U.S. is expected to only receive the larger Giulia 159-replacement and another large sedan based on the Chrysler 300 platform plus several sports models.

At least we can still ogle at them. Designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Center, the new Giulietta is a five-door hatchback equipped with impressive dynamic and comfort features. The Giulietta rides on an all-new platform simply titled Compact that comes fitted with a range of dynamic enhancing technologies. These include the new DNA driving mode selector, which offers Dynamic, Normal and All-Weather modes, as well as the automaker’s Q2 electronic front-wheel drive differential.

Several different versions have been developed: two Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) models fitted with a 235 horsepower 1.75-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, two Distinctive models fitted with a 170 horsepower 2.0-liter JTDM turbodiesel engine and a Base model fitted with a 170 horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged gasoline mill.

All the engines are teamed with a six-speed manual as standard while the MultiAir and JTDM engines are available with an optional dual clutch automatic transmission.

Overall measurements come in at 14.3 feet in length, 4.8 feet in height, and 5.9 feet across. In the trunk there’s a generous 12.3 cubic-feet of storage.

The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will go on sale in Europe this May.

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  1. Too bad the US will not see it till about 2011
     
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  2. "By splitting the existing 147 line into the Mi.To and 149 [...] more urban crowds [...] suburban lifestyles"

    Er, the 149 project is precisely the replacement for the 147, just that it won't get three-door bodystyle. The Mito is simply one segment below. And the urban vs suburban distinction is pointless: one is bigger, more powerful, better equipped and more expensive than the other and that's all.

    My best wishes for a forced induction-only engine range.
     
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  3. "targeted more up-market"

    That's no suprise, since every brand says that about every new model they launch.
     
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  4. Hope the V6 gets replaced by the Chrysler Phoenix V6s.
     
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  5. It's nice to see someone actually have hope for Chrysler. Being a Mopar nut myself and a longtime fan of Alfa, I hope this works out. BTW, there's all this talk and anticipation about the Phoenix, but are there actually any concrete details about it? I imagine it will be intended to be Chrysler's answer to Ford's Ecoboost. I'm hoping for direct injection and forced induction.
     
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  6. It's nice to see someone actually have hope for Chrysler. Being a Mopar nut myself and a longtime fan of Alfa, I hope this works out. BTW, there's all this talk and anticipation about the Phoenix, but are there actually any concrete details about it? I imagine it will be intended to be Chrysler's answer to Ford's Ecoboost. I'm hoping for direct injection and forced induction.

    The Phoenix V6s are supposed to start showing up later in 2009, going into the next gen Grand Cherokee, 300, Charger and supposed to replace all of Chrysler's old V6's. Turbo capable and DI capable like the EcoBoost from Ford. Also gonna be shared with Mercedes Benz and Fiat if the U.S. Dept. of Treasury allows the alliance.
     
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  7. Why don't you do a bit of a research before you post such articles. You'd just read a or two presentations from FGA and you'd know all the details.
    First of all it's not Alfa Romeo Bravo but Fiat Bravo, second of all 149 aka Milano 'on0t have a V6 engine, and last of all Bravo and Delta uses Compact platform (in Delta wheelbase is 10cm longer) and not C-Evo which is an evolution of Compact platform and they say has 90% new elements in it (independent suspension all around, it's lighter etc.) and the ability to adopt AWD.

    Engine line up according to reliable resources will be
    1.4 NA (with MultiAir) - 105CV (at launch)
    1.4 Turbo (with MultiAir) - 135CV (at launch)
    1.4 Turbo (with MultiAir) - 165CV (at launch)
    1.8 Turbo - 200CV (at launch)
    GTA engine still unknown
    1.6 JTDm - 105CV (at launch)
    2.0 JTDm - 140CV
    2.0 JTDm - 170CV (at launch)
    2.0 JTDm - 220CV
     
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  8. Giulietta though sounding very good and very Italian is usually named after more sporty Alfa Romeo cars.. so I don't think it would be appropriate to "just" use it for this cheery new hatch.
     
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  9. So the much-vaunted 159 platform will be used for just one generation of cars? The same platform that was partially re-engineered just last year to cut weight? Is this, in any way, a wise way to spend money?
     
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  10. ide like to see more diesels in 300C and Grand cherokee sorry i am in Australia and the 300C diesel gets 42mpg highway and i know the next Grand cherokee will have a Mercedes diesel at least for the interim period but Fiat will source either a cummins or Citroen diesel hopefully
     
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  11. If they don't want to call it "Milano", they could call it "Turino"...
    ...and save "Giulietta" for the next Coupe or Spyder.
     
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  12. the tail lights look like they form into a willy wonka swirl haha
     
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  13. Mercedes's links to the rubbish Chrysler brand were a diaster. Seems that the Italians haven't learned from the big mistake the germans made in linkig to a car company which makes utter trash and deserves to sink.
     
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  14. Nonamedenton - An enthusiast's worst nightmare....an Italian car with an illustrious race history desperately trying to get back to its days of glory....using low tech, lazy, inefficient American Chrysler engines... If Alfa is stupid enough to do that, they deserve to go belly up as does the cheap 'n nasty Chrysler brand.
     
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  15. Hi Guy's,
    I hope this works out. BTW, there's all this talk and anticipation about the Phoenix, but are there actually any concrete details about it? I imagine it will be intended to be Chrysler's answer to Ford's Ecoboost.
     
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  16. runner you seem to know know anything about the new Pentastar (Phoenix) V6 and as it will debut in the new Grand Cherokee, who don't you lay off bashing the engine till it shows up and has been tested by others not associated with Chrysler
     
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  17. @Steve
    Your comment is completely false - It was the other way round.
    Chrysler was the most profitable and innovative American automobile company when Daimler came along and promised a "Merger of Equals".
    What resulted was a drain of the Billion-Dollar Chrysler treasury directly into Daimler's accounts in Germany, drastic cost-cutting and approval of dismal products for the Chrysler brands - all at the direction of Daimler - leaving a gutted and dead company in it's wake.
    IMO, Fiat would do well to make use of the Chrysler dealer network to sell their cars here in the US - and considering the Focus is going to be a big hit, reconsidering the Giulietta and MITO for this market is a big mistake.
     
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  18. Those engines sound fantastic. 170 hp from a 1.4L turbo? Fantastic. 235 hp from a 1.75L turbo? Even better. And 170hp from a 2.0L turbo diesel is more than respectable as well.
    Forza Chrysler-Fiat. I may trade in my Mini Cooper for a 500 or Giulietta/Mito when the time comes.
     
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  19. I still can't understand why there is question about this car coming to the US....it's just beautiful. I don't know that I want an Alfa that's based on a Chrysler 300, give me this and a MiTo......Don't mess this up Fiat, it could be a GREAT thing
     
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  20. Sexy, advanced! What's not to love! Mopar!
     
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  21. the car looks great. And the 2 diesel engines 2.0 JTDm - 170CV (at launch)
    2.0 JTDm - 220CV id'd by yigy would be something I'd like to see and would give vw a run
     
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