Alfa Romeo Giulietta

 alfa romeo giulietta

GIULIETTA HATCHBACK - 1.4 TB Super 5dr



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£18749.47

BEST PRICE

£16,312 

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Slowly but surely, Alfa Romeo is knocking its Giulietta into pretty good shape. Jonathan Crouch looks at the latest improved Euro 6D-compliant version.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
GIULIETTA HATCHBACK
1.4 TB Super 5dr
PETROL
£16,312.04
GIULIETTA DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 JTDM-2 120 Super 5dr
DIESEL
£17,025.44
GIULIETTA HATCHBACK
1.4 TB Speciale 5dr
PETROL
£17,808.44
GIULIETTA DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 JTDM-2 120 Super 5dr TCT
DIESEL
£18,112.94
GIULIETTA DIESEL HATCHBACK
1.6 JTDM-2 120 Speciale 5dr
DIESEL
£18,521.84
GIULIETTA DIESEL HATCHBACK
2.0 JTDM-2 170 Veloce 5dr TCT [Nav]
DIESEL
£21,827.84

Ten Second Review

Alfa Romeo's Giulietta premium compact hatch has been consistently improved over its lifetime. Now it gets Euro 6D-compliant engines, a new trim structure and some extra options. Time, perhaps, to give this car another look.

Background

The romance of the Alfa Romeo brand is well documented but it's a passion that seems to have cooled with global buyers over recent years. The reasons are many: the excellence of the German competition, the slow turnover of models and an over-dependence on hardwear borrowed from parent company Fiat. If this Milanese brand is to survive, things must change, with more competitive, freshly designed products and cutting edge technology. All created without losing the spark that makes an Alfa what it is. Suggestions that all this was possible arrived with the arrival of the Focus-sized Giulietta in 2010. Proof positive though, the Italians tell us, is delivered by this much improved version. There's been a concerted effort to improve this model bit by bit, to make it better value, to more clearly focus what the car is and what it's competing against in the minds of customers and to just make it more of an Alfa. It might be a late bloomer but the current Alfa Giulietta has matured into a very likeable thing.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
164
CO2 (g/km)
159
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
72
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
84
CC
1368
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
31.7
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
45.6
EC Combined (mpg)
39.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
36.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
36.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
38.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
32.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
37.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
7.6
General
Generation Mark
1
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
15E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
72
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
56
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
59
NCAP Safety Assist %
25
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
3
Badge Power
120
Badge Engine CC
1.4
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Coin Series
Super
Coin Description
TB
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
8
Performance
Engine Power - KW
88
Engine Power - RPM
5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
159
Engine Torque - NM
215
Engine Torque - RPM
2500
Engine Power - BHP
120
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
9.4
Top Speed
121
Engine Torque - MKG
21.9
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Wheel Style
7 HOLE
Wheel Style
TURBINE
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Rear
205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear
225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Wheel Type
17" ALLOY
Tyre Size Front
205/55 R16
Tyre Size Front
225/45 R17
Vehicle Dimensions
Height
1465
Length
4351
Width
1798
Wheelbase
2634
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1280
Gross Vehicle Weight
1785
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
60
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
350
No. of Seats
5
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
500
Max. Loading Weight
505
Max. Roof Load
50
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.9
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Driving Experience

Alfa has simplified this Giulietta's engine range. Things kick off with a 120hp version of the brand's 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit. Most buyers though, choose the volume 120bhp 1.6-litre JTDM-2 diesel variant, offered either in manual or TCT dual clutch auto transmission form. You have to have the TCT 'box with the top 190hp 2.0-litre diesel Veloce variant. All models still get the neat 'D.N.A' set-up we first saw on the MiTo, a system that via the 'Dynamic', 'Normal' and 'All-weather' settings accessible via this rocker switch near the gearlever, offers the driver pre-set modes to vary control of engine, gearbox, steering and VDC stability control system, so optimising the car's behaviour to either the conditions or the driver's preference. It tweaks the standard Q2 electronic differential too, this one of those systems that works through the turns to counter both understeer and wheelspin by lightly micro-braking whichever front wheel is threatening to lose grip.

Design and Build

Even now, we can't quite decide whether the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a good-looking car or not. It's extremely colour and trim sensitive. Have a little play on Alfa's online configurator and just by making some small changes to wheels and paint finishes, you can rapidly turn a stunner into something rather less attractive. This current model gets sleeker front-end styling that includes a striking honeycomb grille, piano black bumper inserts with red highlights on sporty models and revised headlamp and fog lamp surrounds. The idea is to emphasise the Giulietta's close genetic links with Alfa Romeo's premium segment Giulia sports saloon: hence the smarter badging, classier alloy wheels, revised tail pipes and fresh new colours. Inside, there are premium seat upholsteries, dashboard and door panel finishes. Plus a Uconnect infotainment system with smartphone-enabled LIVE services. These include music streaming with access to the Deezer and TuneIn set-ups, news with Reuters, Facebook Check-In and Twitter. Plus Alfa's useful 'eco:Drive' and 'my:Car' services, along with traffic updates for navigation-equipped models. Otherwise, it's pretty much as you were. Those sleek lines don't impinge on practicality too much, although there's not as much space in the rear as the exterior dimensions might suggest. The 350-litre boot is competitive and Alfa has built a range of storage options into the cabin. The controls are arranged in tiers on the sweeping dash and there's a suitably traditional set of cowled instruments.
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