LOCAL ALFISTI WILL LIKE THIS ONE: Alfa Romeo will launch its updated Giulietta early in October 2016. Image: Quickpic
Johannesburg – Alfa Romeo has penciled in the date when its updated Giulietta will make its South African debut - October 1.
The Italian automaker says the new model features several exterior style elements, including a new honeycomb grille new front bumper which recalls the shape of the legendary front trefoil.
Other changes include polished headlights, new bumper inserts, bespoke alloy rims and new oblique exhaust tailpipes.
Three engine, three trim levels
The engine line-up features three turbo petrol engines - 1.4 Turbo Petrol, the 1.4 Turbo MultiAir TCT and the 1750 Turbo Petrol TCT.
The facelifted line-up has three trim levels - Giulietta, Giulietta Super and Giulietta Veloce.
The latter, Giulietta Velocem is the sportiest derivative, with new sports bumpers with Alfa Red profiles, carbon-look headlights, anthracite accents on the mirrors, door handles and on the grille and fog light surrounds.
Step inside and the Giulietta Veloce trim level has new leather and Alcantara sports seats with integrated head restraints embellished with contrasting red stitching and “Alfa Romeo” written on the head restraints.
In the other two versions: Giulietta and Giulietta Super versions, Alfa says the former features grey and black fabric seats, a one-of-a-kind matte black dashboard, leather steering wheel and new black inserts on the tunnel and door pulls.
Also debuting on New Giulietta is Alfa Performance, the exclusive service specifically created to enhance the driving experience. Using an array of digital gauges and instruments, drivers can control the main parameters of the car, measure their performance using special timers and see driving statistics on their smartphone.
No word on power figures at the time of publication.
For those who want their Giuletta's to stand out even more, there are go-faster bits developed by Magneti Marelli ranging from exhaust systems, suspension, and powertrains, to lighting devices.
Giulietta 1.4 Turbo - R 319 900
Giulietta Super 1.4 Turbo - R 362 900
Giulietta Super 1.4 Turbo TCT - R 412 900
Giulietta Veloce 1750 Turbo TCT - R 479 900