The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta once again comes with new specific elements, a bolder sport characterization, and an unmistakable family identity that is shared with the fascinating Giulia. Several latest technologies have been made available thanks to the constant innovations meant to make it the ultimate expression of what Alfa Romeo is all about. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, probably in March if latest reports are anything to go by.
For the new model year, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2017 gets a raft of important innovations such as the new 1.6 JTDm 120 HP turbo diesel engine, nine engine versions, two packs (Lusso and Veloce), and three trim models (Giulietta Veloce, Giulietta Super, and base Giulietta). This now means that buyers have a broad selection, each suited for individual needs and inclinations. Also, buyers can also opt for the myriad of options available too.
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. What’s even more, 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 can go a long way in yielding a mutually profitable venture.
When it comes to the available competition, it’s surprising to note that it competes against vehicles such as the Volkswagen Golf, and the Ford Focus.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Release Date & Price
According to multiple sources within the industry circles, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced, but the same reports speculate that the new model will be offered somewhere around the current model’s price of $25,760.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Exterior
Looks have been refreshed and it now has a sportier characterization more than before. Several exterior style elements such as a new front bumper and a one-of-a-kind honeycomb grille are available. The “Giulietta” lettering and its position compares similarly to that of the Giulia. The unique style elements and the new refreshed logo make it feel and look an Alfa Romeo to the core.
New oblique tailpipes, one-of-a-kind alloy rims, new bumper inserts, and burnished headlights complete the new look. Opting for the sport-centric 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce trim model takes a bolder profile statement a notch higher thanks to glossy anthracite accents on the foglights and grille surrounds, handles, and mirror caps, a new carbon loo treatment headlights, and new sports bumpers.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Interior
The interior is the perfect illustration of what Italian style has to offer. The Giulietta Veloce trim level, for instance, comes with new Alcantara and leather sport seats with “Alfa Romeo” written on the head restraints, and integrated head restraints embellished with contrasting red stitching. Also, specific matte grey inserts complement the carbon look finish door panels and dashboard surround. The contoured leather steering also comes with distinct red stitching.
For both the base and Giulietta Super trim models, Alfa Romeo has offered new black inserts on the door pulls and on the tunnel, a one-of-a-kind matte black dashboard, and grey and black fabric seats. Exclusively offered for the Super trim model include black and gray fabric “cannelloni” seats. Additional features available across the entire trim lineup include a 5” of 6.5” innovative Uconnect infotainment system, SMS reader and DAB device, Aux-in connector, a hands-free phone use and audio streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, a satellite navigation system, and a 3D birds-eye view maps.
Three trim levels are available: base Giulietta, Super, and the sporty Veloce.
For 2017, Giulietta buyers can opt for any of the following engines: a 1.4 Turbo Petrol engine able to generate 120 horsepower; a 150-hp –producing 1.4L Turbo Petrol; a 170-horsepower – producing 1.4L Turbo Petrol; a 2.0 JTDm able to produce 150 horsepower; a 1.6 JTDm offering 120 horsepower, and finally, a bi-fuel 1.4 TB offering 120 horsepower.
When it comes to the safety of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, a host of driver safety aides are available. These technologies help the driver in everyday driving situations. Although the government is yet to offer the crash testing report for the new model, a perfect score of five out of five star rating for overall crash protection should come as a surprise. The ratings should be expected on its release date.