An Insight of the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

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Dec 16

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia junior executive saloon

There’s much to like about the Giulia, and Alfa’s putting forth is more aggressive than any other time in recent memory. In any case, it’s going up against a gifted pack, keeping in mind the Giulia saloon offers the straight-line execution and a lithe undercarriage to match its opponents, it’s as far as ride quality.

In any case, it counters this with shocking outline for a standard saloon and honest to goodness reasonableness. This is presently an Alfa you can purchase with your head, and in addition your heart.

BMW 3 Series Rival

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia saloon holds so many guarantees. As of recently we’ve just determined the crushingly quick Giulia Quadrifoglio performance form on UK streets, yet it’s this diesel display that’ll make up the greater part of the deals – so how can it stack up?

The smaller official saloon class is as focused as it’s ever been. With the Jaguar XE, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 all competing for your well-deserved money, the Giulia has its work cut out.


In the general range there’s one petrol motor – a 197bhp 2.0-litre turbo – and two diesels. Both are 2.2-litre units, delivering either 148bhp or 178bhp, and it’s the last fitted to our test auto. It’s the main motor accessible in range-topping Speciale trim as observed here.

Mated to an eight-speed automatic diesel engine, it’s the 450Nm of torque from 1,750rpm that has more effect to the higher-controlled motor, as it means the gearbox doesn’t kick down or chase around for proportions.

Execution is quick and smooth, with 0-62mph taking 7.1 seconds, while moves in the regular mode on the rotating drive selector are smooth. In element mode, utilising the £275 discretionary oars, the progressions are significantly snappier, while the motor reacts well, revs easily and offers a lot of cruising refinement.

In any case, the relative absence of motor commotion implies you do hear a considerable amount of twist shriek from around the entryway mirrors at higher rates, and this isn’t the Alfa’s exclusive drawback.

Like the tuned V6 petrol Quadrifoglio, the standard Giulia’s controlling is light and speedy. It’s extremely touchy, so it’s very simple to turn-in too rapidly and utilise a lot of bolt for a corner.

Great to Drive

It takes some mental recalibration, however grasp is great, so the nose shoots in. There’s no denying the noteworthy nimbleness, however the quick directing means the undercarriage is stacked up rapidly, so to adapt to this the suspension feels dreadfully firm.

While it won’t not coordinate up progressively to a 3 Series or a XE, it has the measure of the BMW and Jaguar with regards to styling. In Speciale trim, riding on 18-inch multi-talked amalgams, the Giulia is a pretty auto.

The inside plan is smart, as well, with a swooping dash that coordinates the bigger 8.8-inch mixed media screen. In any case, push and goad around the lodge and clearly material quality in spots isn’t on a par with its opponents – especially the flawlessly assembled lodge of the A4.


With a 480-litre boot (the same as a 3 Series) there’s a lot of gear space, while in the back there’s a lot of legroom for back seat travellers. CO2 emissions of 109g/km are even lower than the 111g/km Jaguar XE R-Brandish, so it’ll be a financially savvy organisation auto, as well.

Guaranteed economy of 67.3mpg is aggressive, while standard security tech, for example, self-sufficient braking, forward crash caution and path takeoff cautioning are all standard.