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Alfa Romeo at Geneva Motor Show: Alfa Giulietta

Sun, 28 Feb 2010

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

With only a few days to go until the Geneva Motor Show kicks off, Alfa Romeo has revealed theĀ replacementĀ for the Alfa 147 – the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – in more detail. Yes, we had the first photos of the Giulietta when we didn’t know (and sadly, nor did Alfa) whether this would be the 147 or the 148 or the Milano. But it’s the Alfa Giulietta. And that’s just fine. We even had a teaser video of the Giulietta. But now we get decent detail.

The Alfa Romeo Giuliettea looks as if its the Alfa MiTo’s big brother. Which is high praise. Alfa tell us that the new car is an “…obvious tribute to the mythical Giulietta which in the Fifties caught the imagination of generations of car enthusiasts, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo, with its high level of comfort and technical excellence, possible for the first time.” Which is fine. Except Alfa wanted to call it the Milano until a heap of Alfa workers at the Milan plant it was closing down flexed their muscles. Hence Giulietta.

Name problems apart this could be a very good car. Alfa are taking five Giuliettas to Geneva – two Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) versions fitted with the 235 HP 1750 TBi engine, two Distinctive versions with 170 HP 2.0 JTDMturbodiesels, and a Distinctive version fitted with the 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo petrol engine.

There’s plenty of detail in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Press Release (and some of it’s actually quite interesting). We’ll be taking a good look at the Giulietta next week on the floor at Geneva.

Looks very good.

By Cars UK