Alfa Romeo Giulia information: everything you need to know if you are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Alfa’s 3-series rival. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Alfa Romeo Giulia car range.
Hotly anticipated doesn’t even cover it. Alfa Romeo’s long-awaited return to the compact exec saloon fold lands in spring 2016 with rear-wheel drive, lightweight construction and controversial – but certainly head-turning – styling. The Giulia is an important car for Alfa and its Fiat Group overlords. The result of a clean-sheet design and no small level of investment, it needs to be good enough not only to go toe to toe with the likes of the BMW 3-series and Jaguar XE, but also to take Alfa Romeo sales to the ambitious target of 400,000 worldwide sales by 2018. This is a crunch-time car.
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It’s no coincidence Alfa Romeo chose to unveil the Giulia to the world in performance Cloverleaf spec. The development team behind the Giulia are talking up its credentials as a driver’s car, with 50:50 weight distribution, direct steering and a rear-wheel drive chassis (with the option of 4wd) derived from the Maserati Ghibli. Intriguingly, a great deal of its structure is made from aluminium and, unusually for a compact saloon, composite materials too. While the Cloverleaf will feature a potent all-aluminium V6, CAR expects the majority of the range to be made up of four-cylinder petrols and diesels with a variety of power outputs, along with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel variant in certain markets. The Alfa Romeo Giulia now comes with a five-year warranty in the UK.
The one we’d buy
Remains to be seen. But that Quadrifoglio Verde performance model certainly sounds tempting
The one we’d avoid like the plague
None of them, let’s hope
Rivals to consider
Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS, Mercedes C-class
Finally a rear-wheel-drive modern-era Alfa, lightweight construction, spirited alternative to the compact exec norm
How many times have we been disappointed by a new Alfa Romeo in the past?
Watch Alfa Romeo’s early promo footage of the new Giulia below: