2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is ready! The next entry into the modern world of automotive vehicles is actually a familiar face with a new style. We are of course talking about tithe latest Alfa Romeo Giulia which is being released as a 2017 year model. The model has been on a hiatus for some time now and was facing extinction. The problems occurring in the recent governmental body of Italy were not enough for the push of the new model to be made. The automotive industry in Italy, partially the Alfa Romeo brand, has been hit by low popularity mainly due to the less interest coming from the Chinese market which is in turn caused by their own economic issues. But as the issues have been resolved and the Chinese market has once again started growing and has been in need of Alfa Romeo vehicles, the only sane thing to do was to bring back and actually reintroduce one of its most famous brands and already set a release date for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
The model has already been showcased at the Geneva Auto show and we were able to see what the model is actually going to bring and what were actually the additions and innovations being made for the brand once more. The comeback of Giulia marks tithe comeback of the brand and is only the second car in the last six years which is being released under this brand, with the last one of course being the Giulietta model. The plan is actually to enhance the sales from the 74,000 units made and sold in 2013 to more than 400,000 ones by the end of 2018. Will this be possible? Well according to the latest news the Italians my just manage to pull this thing off.
The Giulia is a name which has been created and was very much known during its stint in the 60s and 70s, which is the time the car managed to make its name. The beauty, style performance and the ability of the car were the main things that made it popular and what made it a standout in the automotive industry. It rivaled the BMW 3-Sereis and was made in order to reminiscent the current Jaguar, BMW and even Maserati vehicles. The 2017 model is going to come at a time when the segment is occupied by such vehicles as Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the current and the notorious BMW 3-Series. The battle may be hard but certainly a battle that may be won and Giulia is not known as being able to back down from a fight.
This is what the latest model brings to us.
Design of 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
The main selling point of each Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 before this one was its style and handsome demeanor. This is of course going to continue with the latest model as they plan to make it one of the main features and selling points. Compared to the competitors which usually adopt a more clean look than taking risks, the Giulia is going to be very ambitious looking. With some new rounder and muscular design cues and shapes it promises to deliver on its premise of being the most handsomest car in the segment. It will still manage to retain some of the Alfa’s trademark features which have to be integrated into the design but which have been done in good taste as well. This of course include the triangular grille design which has some straight edges that lead from it towards the headlights and taillights. The standard model is also going to be graced with some big air intakes to its front, flared wheel arches, a black skid plate in the back and two added exhaust tips sticking from the rear. The model is also going to offer us a much more powerful Quadrifoglio trim, which is going to differ compared to the base version. It adds a large front splitter, added vents in the bonnet area, a smaller lip spoiler, bigger wheel options for better stability on the road and a rear diffuser which has the exhaust exits placed there.
Interior Photos – Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017
A car like the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is not going to go unnoticed if it does not pack in a great interior. Well in order to make things even more interesting, the added package only expands the range this model is able to offer. We are talking about an interior which adds a half-leather interior which is standard for the model while the full leather, power-heated front seats, gear-shift paddles and a heated steering wheel come available as optional. The Quadrifoglio goes even further as it offers a mixture of leather and Alcantara and adds some fiber trim details so it makes the inside even better than the standard trim. And if there is a possibility that the car is going to get even more exclusive, there is the option of including carbon fiber bucket seats made by Sparco but of an added price of £3,000.
The technological side is covered with the addition of a 6.5 inch centre console display placed in the cockpit area. It is given as a standard option and also acts as an infotainment interface, It comes equipped with satellite navigation which is offered in the entry level cars and a separate screen, either 3.5 inch or 7 inch optional available, as it is positioned behind the wheel. A special offer for the Quadrifoglios is the 8.8 inch display in the centre console. The infotainment system also has voice activation options and there is enhanced connectivity available through the use of Apple iOS or Android systems. The systems also use 3D maps and Dead Reckoning technology.
The car is one of the safest ones possible. The designers from Alfa Romeo took no chances and have added a multitude of features which are going to make the car and the passengers inside as safe as they possibly can be. This makes the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia equally safe as it is handsome. Standard appliances include a collision avoidance system that comes withautonomous emergency braking which is also able to detect pedestrians around the car. We can also add the lane departure warning system, which warns you if you stir across the forbidden white line, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.
The model is going to have no less than four engine options. This means that the car is going to be very much versatile as the users of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia are going to combine some new elements in their driving offer. The initial offer is the 2.2-litre diesel available in either 148bhp or 178bhp, where the later is available with a special “Eco” configuration which is able to cut emissions below 100g/Km for road tax exemption. It will also come with a choice between a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed dual clutch automatic. The petrol units include the 2.0-litre producing 197bhp and 243lb-ft torque, but the most powerful one is kept for the Quadrifoglio, as it uses the Ferrari-developed aluminum 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo with 503bhp. It has the ability to reach 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and can develop a top speed of 190 mph. Finally, the Giulia is going to be available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
Price & 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Release Date
All of this and we still manage to get a decent price for the car. A proof that all good things can come at a decent price is that the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is going to start sales at £29,000. The Quadrifoglio on the other hand is the top of the range model and is going to be given at a figure of around £50,000. The release date has been made to start this September so people who are interested might already start ordering their own Giulia in advance as there might be a high demand for one, as come release date many will already be booked and reserved for people who have eagerly been awaiting to the reintroduction of this car.