The new Giulietta has been named as one of the classic cars in the history of Alfa Romeo. Compared to the Alfa 147 in the range as the compact hatchback, unlike the long-running and highly successful 147, the new Giulietta is only available as a 5-door version.
An agressive front with new lighting solutions utilising the latest LED technology, a dynamic coupe-like side profile with concealed rear door handles and a muscular rear end emphasising the positioning of the car on the road. Internally the 8C theme is also repeated, with a horizontal aluminium theme and rocker switches and ventilation control both reminiscent of the 8C. Internal space has been maximised, and indeed the rear leg- and head-room is exceptional. Twin cowled instruments provide the driver with all the necessary information in a traditional Alfa Romeo fashion.
Innovated Technology: Alfa Romeo DNA is a device that customises car performance based on different driving styles or different road conditions through three different set-ups: Dynamic (D), Natural (N) and All Weather (A). The device allows the driver to choose one of the three modes at his or her convenience by simply moving a selector located in front of the gear lever.
For those who want relaxed, safe driving, in Natural mode each individual component affected by the Alfa DNA system are in their normal configuration: lively engine, highly discreet Vehicle Dynamic Control and a DST (Dynamic Steering Torque) which sees that oversteering is avoided. The Normal load suggests gear shifts with a Gear Shift Indicator, this allows fuel consumption and emissions to be optimised for a perfect drive around town.
Drivers who prefer a more sporty drive simply have to move the lever to Dynamic: the system thus acts on the steering and on the engine. For a more sporty driving feel that guarantees impeccable control, the steering is made less power assisted: a slight tug on the steering wheel prompts the driver to carry out the most correct manoeuvre. The Dynamic system also offers drivers better control of side acceleration and improved engine response due to a specific torque curve.
Prefill is a new function that offers drivers incredibly prompt braking pressurising the brake system in advance in the event of an emergency. The Prefill is active in the Alfa DNA Dynamic mode. In detail, the control unit recognises the driver’s desire to brake from the speed at which accelerator pedal is released. At this point the VDC increases the pressure inside the braking system by several bars to take up any play and create the sensation of quicker braking response. This system speeds up the operation of the braking system.
Whether it’s Mito, Giulietta, 159, 159SW, 8C & 8C Spider, every model is unique and fantastique in its use, driving and pusuit of excellence.
All in one, it’s a car for the new generation.