The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has all it needs to woo midsize sedan buyers of all stripes thanks to its incomparable Italian style, Ferrari-massaged engine, and gorgeous lines. Some of the strengths it offers include a double-stake styling, a stunning power from the high-performance model, and a sophisticated handling and suspension systems. Its release date is set for the summer of 2017. For more details concerning its price, exterior and interior changes, and specifications for the engine, continue reading on.
The midsize sedan segment is a pragmatic one, and the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia hopes to inject the much-needed freshness with its short front and rear bumpers, tight flowing lines, and muscular side panels. Add the Alfa signature V-shape grille, and you’ve got yourself an excellent Italian vehicle that does not only deserve a thumbs up for its exotic style, but is also a competitive sedan in the segment it come into.
Well, some critics may be quick to critique the Giulia exterior profile which compares almost similarly with that of the BMW M3, while the argument may be true, there’re lots of other features that reflect the Italian marque’s sophistication. At least two flavors will be available with the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Base Giulia, Giulia Quadrifoglio, and the Giulia QV. Others might be offered later.
Under the hood of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a 505 –horsepower – generating turbocharged V6 engine that aids it zoom from 0-60 mph in just under 3.8 seconds. The Quadrifoglio is the higher-performance version aimed at driving enthusiasts who crave nothing short of a breathtaking performance. Some highlights that come with it include a fancy adaptive suspension system, excellent weight distribution, a six-speed manual transmission, 19-inch wheels, beefy Brembo brakes, and superior handling technologies.
For an optimized driving experience regardless of the prevailing environment, four drive settings are available: Race, Dynamic, Comfort and Economy. This will be achieved through altering the suspension, acceleration, handling, exhaust, and transmission systems. In order to match the heightened performance, Alfa Romeo has also offered the new model a host of driver-assistance features that include a lane-departure warning system, autonomous emergency warning, rear cross-path detection, a blind-spot monitor, and adaptive cruise control.
As regards its price point alone, the new model will be up in arms with fine competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the BMW 3 Series. The C-Class is a strong and formidable rival which is available in multiple variations for the U.S market. Pricing starts from as low as an MSRP of $38,950 to as high as $73,250. The BMW 3 Series, on the other hand, is expected to be thoroughly updated for the 2019 year mode. It is offered in five different trim levels and is priced from as low as $33,150 for the BMW 320i to as high as $47,800 for the BMW 340i Sedan.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Release USA Date & Price
When it comes to its release date, various quarters say the new model will be available for sale sometime in the summer of 2017. Price starts from as low as $35,000 to a high of around $40,000 depending of course on the trim chosen and the options accompaniment. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2017 however, will be offered from an MSRP starting from $70,000.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior
The new model, just like every Alfa Romeo, springs from the perfect balance of beauty, speed, and heritage making it the highest expression of Italian innovation. It defines Italian beauty via features such as an innovative exterior and interior design, superior surface quality design, and impeccable sense of simplicity, and proportions.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Interior
The Giulia Interior is highlighted by what Alfa Romeo calls a “human interface”. This a driver-centric interface that offers the best in terms of comfort, equipment roster, safety, and quality. The infotainment system, and the Alfa TM DNA selector are available with the human-interface adjusting knobs. All controls are integrated in the steering wheel.
As already mentioned, the new model will come in three distinct flavors: Base Giulia, Giulia QV, and the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Giulia GTA review is covered elsewhere.
Wheelbase: 2510 mm
Length: 4160 mm
Width: 1560 mm
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 2098 kg
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 5.5 sec sec
MPG: N/A (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Rosso Alfa, Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat, Trofeo White Tri-Coat, Silverstone Gray Metallic, Vesuvio Gray Metallic, Vulcano Black Metallic, Montecarlo Blue Metallic, White, Black, Stomboli Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Engines available include; a 505-horsepower –yielding 2.9L biturbo, a 2.0L four-cylinder able to offer 197 horsepower, and a 2.2L four-cylinder able to offer 177 horsepower. More specs will be available on its release date.
Safety features include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning. The government is also set to offer it a five star rating for overall impact crash protection courtesy of its solid build quality.