Following the naming controversy from yesterday, Alfa Romeo has released the first official images of the new Giulietta, formerly known as the Milano.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year with sales starting shortly after in Europe followed by the remaining major markets.
The Giulietta has been built using an all-new platform designed to meet the expectations of the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety.
To achieve this, Alfa Romeo has introduced 'Alfa DNA' as standard across the entire model range which allows the driver to adjust the behaviour of the car between three different settings: Dynamic, Normal and All-Weather.
This in turn modifies the operating parameters of the engine, the steering system, and the Q2 electronic differential, in addition to fine-tuning the stability control system (VDC) behaviours.
Its exterior is the result of Alfa Romeo's new direction in style and technology – an approach that started with the 8C Competizione supercar – boasting a new interpretation of the classic Alfa grille, set into the front bumper and suspended between the two air intakes.
The front headlamps and tail lights employ LED technology with a Daytime Running Lights (DRL) function for maximum active safety and visual impact.
The interior design features a horizontally developed dashboard with aluminium accents, and rocker controls which explicitly recall the 8C Competizione with painstaking attention to detail and the use of high quality materials maintained as a signature of the brand.
The final dimensions of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta allow it to maintain a coupe-like silhouette while still offering excellent interior space and a capacious boot (350 litres): the car is 4.35 metres long, 1.46 metre high and 1.80 metres wide with a wheelbase of 2.63 metres.
Four turbocharged engines will be available at launch, featuring a standard Start&Stop system for reducing consumption and emissions.
The two petrol engines include the 90kW 1.4TB and 127kW 1.4TB MultiAir while the diesel offerings comprise a 78kW 1.6 JTDM and 127kW 2.0 JTDM.
The flagship of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range will be the 1750 TBi version producing 175kW with an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration.