Alfa Giulia prices out
Alfa Romeo's much-anticipated Giulia saloon will cost from €39,995 when it goes on sale in Ireland at the end of November. Order books are open for the Giulia now and the first examples will begin rolling into showrooms at the end of next month.
That €39,995 will get you a 150hp version of the new 2.2-litre JTD diesel engine. Standard specification includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), 17-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, a chrome exhaust, aluminium brake calipers, a new UConnect 6.5-inch display infotainment system with rotary pad control, Bluetooth connectivity, an eight speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, the D.N.A. driving mode selector, 3.5-inch TFT colour display, rear parking sensors, automatic light/rain sensors, cruise control and leather steering wheel with controls including ignition start button.
The next trim level up, the Super, gets more exterior styling bits, more chrome and different alloy wheels. Inside, the Giulia Super features a bigger 8.8-inch 3D navigation system with integrated maps, split screen function and DAB radio. There's also an electro-chromic auto-dimming rear view mirror, a seven-inch TFT display and aluminium door sills, as well as leather and cloth seat trims available in three colour options.
There are even better-equipped Super Sport and Super Lux models, and for a limited time from launch, Alfa Romeo Ireland is offering customers the chance to upgrade from a Super to a Super Sport or Super Lux for just €171.
The engine range includes a 180hp 2.2-litre diesel, a 200hp petrol turbo and the range-topping 510hp, 4WD Giulia Quadrifoglio, which features a twin-turbo V6 engine that shares some of its construction with Ferrari's 3.8-litre V8 turbo. It is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 307km/h, with emissions of 189g/km. At a more realistic level, emissions for the 150hp diesel start at 108g/km.
All Giulias for the Irish market will come as standard with the ZF-supplied eight-speed automatic transmission.
Alfa is also playing heavily on the Giulia's advanced technical specification. There has been broad use of lightweight materials including carbon fibre for the propshaft and reinforced plastic and aluminium for body panels and suspension components. All Giulias will get torque vectoring to potentially improve handling and there is also a 'semi-virtual steering axis', which Alfa says helps to improve feel and response at the wheel rim.
The cheapest petrol model, with the 200hp engine, costs €40,395 in standard trim, while the Super 150hp diesel is €41,995. A Super Sport 150hp diesel costs €42,166, the same price as a Super Lux 150hp. The 180hp diesel starts in Super trim at €43,795 while the Quadrifoglio is €99,945.
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