As most of the Alfanatics know by now Alfa Romeo has been changing the denomination of its models from the numerical based system, back to the more traditional name based system. We saw this with the introduction of the MiTo, as well as the Giulietta.
Carrying on this vein is the new replacement for the 159. The Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Guilia’s of old were nothing short of stunning. As I’m sure you all know after reading our GTA article they were also the inspiration and 1st cars to receive the GTA designation. As the 159 grows a bit long in the tooth so we hope to see the new Giulia on our roads by 2013/2014.
The Giulia will be available as both a 5 door saloon, as well as a 5 door Sportwagon models. The car will be based on the Fiat-Chrysler CUSW (C-segment, US compatible, Wide) or D-Evo platform which allows for front-wheel drive and all wheel drive capable components.
There are no concrete designs finalised for the Giulia as yet, but this is an artist renderings of what the Giulia is expected to look like.
The engine range is likely to include four-cylinder petrol 1.4 Fire, 1.4 Multiair, 1,750 TBi turbocharged and the 2.0 or 2.4 Chrysler GEMA engine and the diesel 1.6 Multijet and 2.0 Multijet, with the possible inclusion of a V6 petrol engine as well.
The Giulia will be the 1st mass production Alfa model to be reintroduced into the North American market since Alfa Romeo withdrew from this market in 1995. I think it’s safe to say on behalf of all Alfanatics that we all hope this car does Alfa Romeo proud and further reignites the passion for this great brand Worldwide.