According to Fiat, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be quieter and will offer a better ride than the Volkswagen Golf. The Italian automaker says that it will also be more agile than the Ford Focus. The Giulietta will be the first Alfa to use a new compact chassis that Alfa says is supreme in terms of handling, steering feel, performance to weight ratio, ride and comfort.
During testing against the Golf and Focus, Alfa engineers used a Giulietta equipped with a 170-hp turbocharged MultiAir 1.4L engine mated to a twin-clutch paddle-shift gearbox.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will make its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show next month. Prices of the model will similar to the Volkswagen Golf.
Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says that the Alfa brand has the possibility of being launched in the U.S. only if the Giulietta achieves its European targets.
2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta:
– By: Kap Shah