2017 is going to be quite an exciting year for those who love classic, luxurious and sporty cars. One of the most awaited vehicles is the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. This distinguished sedan is a true feast for the eyes, while retaining the cloud-like comfort one expects of an Italian automobile. Curious what makes this car a technological and aesthetic masterpiece? Find out in our review.
What is interesting about the Giulia is that it has a very long wheelbase while having minimal overhang. This results in a long, sleek look that is reminiscent of a drop of water.
The front of the car features a triangular center grille in a chromed outline. There are large corner vents, which are bigger on the highest trim of the Giulia, the Quadrifoglio Version (QV). This highest trim also has additional smaller vents around the corner vents and a front spoiler.
The trunk lid of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia misses the spoiler that the Giulia QV does sport. The rear diffuser has also been minimized and has two chrome exhausts on either side of the car.
The minimalistic trend has been kept up on the inside of the car. The clean interior lacks non-essential buttons. The basic functions are mostly found on the steering wheel, to perfectly serve the driver. The appearance of the cabin is dependent on two options. One is the all-black option with black leather seats and a completely black front side and some aluminium touches here and there. The other option is tan and black, which adds wooden touches around the door handles and center console. The carpet is tan-coloured and the seats come in a fine tan leather.
The gauges are found on an LCD-screen of either 3.5 or 7 inches, depending on the model. The driver can personally customize the visible statistics, but standard are the speed gauge, fuel consumption statistics and advised shift options.
The standard sound system in the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 is a Harmon Kardon South Theatre. The amplifier is a D-class with twelve channels. It pumps music through fourteen speakers positioned in the cabin.
If you are looking for a different interior then Alfa Romeo can offer you the Luxury Pack and the Sport pack. With the Luxury Pack the seats will be a higher quality of leather, adjust to the perfect position for the person behind the wheel and can be warmed. Real wood and chrome trims will finish the interior and Adaptive Frontlight system will power the headlights.
With the Super version Sports pack the steering wheel will have a race car look and feel with added grip. Furthermore, the dashboard, centre console and door panels will be beautified with aluminium touches.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 is offered with a gasoline engine and two different diesel engines, only for the European market. The gasoline engine is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder. It comes combined with a MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve actuator system, a 2 in 1 supercharging system and direct injection. These power-ups bring the total horsepower of the European engine to 197. Since the U.S. will only get the gasoline engine, this one is powered up even more and can make 276 horsepower!
The gasoline fueled Giulia is rear-wheel driven and has an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The highest trim of the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 sports a 510 horsepower 2.9-liter BiTurbo V6 gasoline engine, completely produced from aluminium. The QV’s top speed is 307 kmh and the car is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds, all powered by a six-speed manual transmission.
The diesel engines are only available for sale in Europe. As a result, the first diesel is a 2.2 liter four-cylinder engine that is capable of pumping out 177 HP. The second engine that is available for choice can make 148 horsepower. The diesel engines can either be paired with the new eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. All in all, enough options to customize the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 to all your personal preferences!
The car comes supplied with the Alfa DNA software. This program offers multiple driving modes, such as Natural, Dynamic, Advanced Efficiency and Race (only for QV), adapted to different driving circumstances. Thus, the driver can choose a driving mode with one push of the steering wheel button and drive comfortably any time.
The Connect 3D Nav infotainment system comes with an 8.8.-inch LCD screen. It has voice activation and is able to connect to mobile devices running Apple iOS or Android. The navigation system uses 3D maps and is able to reroute even when there is no GPS signal, by using Dead Reckoning technology.
Standard on the lower trims of the Giulia is integrated brake system, which combines stability control with traditional braking. This system also makes instant brake response possible, meaning a full stop at 100 kmph (62 mph) in only 35 meters (115.5 feet).
Furthermore the standard safety features are forward collisions warning, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Optional features are blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
Price, reveal and sale date
The U.S. Price for the lower trims of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia will probably start at $50,000. However, the Quadrifoglio is expected to cost $70,000. European prices start at €40,000 for the lower trims, depending on the country, and the Quadrifoglio will cost €110,000. Also, in Europe the Giulia has gone on sale in June, but the US sale dat is not yet known.