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Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA HATCHBACK 1.4 TB Super 5dr

Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Stock Offer Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
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Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr
Alfa Romeo GIULIETTA 1.4 TB Super 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG39.20
  • 0-62mph9.4 secs
  • Top Speed121 mph
  • C02164 g/km
  • BHP120
  • Torque159 lbs/f
  • P11D33%

Review

Alfa Romeo's Giulietta premium compact hatch has been consistently improved over its lifetime. Now it gets Euro 6D-compliant engines, a new trim structure and some extra options. Time, perhaps, to give this car another look.

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Slowly but surely, Alfa Romeo is knocking its Giulietta into pretty good shape. Jonathan Crouch looks at the latest improved Euro 6D-compliant version.

Background

The romance of the Alfa Romeo brand is well documented but it's a passion that seems to have cooled with global buyers over recent years. The reasons are many: the excellence of the German competition, the slow turnover of models and an over-dependence on hardwear borrowed from parent company Fiat. If this Milanese brand is to survive, things must change, with more competitive, freshly designed products and cutting edge technology. All created without losing the spark that makes an Alfa what it is. Suggestions that all this was possible arrived with the arrival of the Focus-sized Giulietta in 2010. Proof positive though, the Italians tell us, is delivered by this much improved version. There's been a concerted effort to improve this model bit by bit, to make it better value, to more clearly focus what the car is and what it's competing against in the minds of customers and to just make it more of an Alfa. It might be a late bloomer but the current Alfa Giulietta has matured into a very likeable thing.

Driving Experience

Alfa has simplified this Giulietta's engine range. Things kick off with a 120hp version of the brand's 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit. Most buyers though, choose the volume 120bhp 1.6-litre JTDM-2 diesel variant, offered either in manual or TCT dual clutch auto transmission form. You have to have the TCT 'box with the top 190hp 2.0-litre diesel Veloce variant. All models still get the neat 'D.N.A' set-up we first saw on the MiTo, a system that via the 'Dynamic', 'Normal' and 'All-weather' settings accessible via this rocker switch near the gearlever, offers the driver pre-set modes to vary control of engine, gearbox, steering and VDC stability control system, so optimising the car's behaviour to either the conditions or the driver's preference. It tweaks the standard Q2 electronic differential too, this one of those systems that works through the turns to counter both understeer and wheelspin by lightly micro-braking whichever front wheel is threatening to lose grip.

Design and Build

Even now, we can't quite decide whether the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a good-looking car or not. It's extremely colour and trim sensitive. Have a little play on Alfa's online configurator and just by making some small changes to wheels and paint finishes, you can rapidly turn a stunner into something rather less attractive. This current model gets sleeker front-end styling that includes a striking honeycomb grille, piano black bumper inserts with red highlights on sporty models and revised headlamp and fog lamp surrounds. The idea is to emphasise the Giulietta's close genetic links with Alfa Romeo's premium segment Giulia sports saloon: hence the smarter badging, classier alloy wheels, revised tail pipes and fresh new colours. Inside, there are premium seat upholsteries, dashboard and door panel finishes. Plus a Uconnect infotainment system with smartphone-enabled LIVE services. These include music streaming with access to the Deezer and TuneIn set-ups, news with Reuters, Facebook Check-In and Twitter. Plus Alfa's useful 'eco:Drive' and 'my:Car' services, along with traffic updates for navigation-equipped models. Otherwise, it's pretty much as you were. Those sleek lines don't impinge on practicality too much, although there's not as much space in the rear as the exterior dimensions might suggest. The 350-litre boot is competitive and Alfa has built a range of storage options into the cabin. The controls are arranged in tiers on the sweeping dash and there's a suitably traditional set of cowled instruments.

Market and Model

Prices range in the £20,000 to £26000 bracket and in the mainstream range, there's a choice of standard, 'Super', 'Speciale' and 'Veloce' trim levels. Even base 'Super'-spec gives you 17-inch Turbine alloy wheels, cruise control, dual zone air conditioning, front fog lights and rear parking sensors. 'Speciale'-spec adds aluminium kick plates and pedals, Alcantara-trimmed sports seats with red stitching and red stitching on the flat bottomed steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake. Alfa hasn't skimped on safety features and the Giulietta gets a complement of six airbags plus an array of electronic devices designed to let drivers extract the maximum from their car while staying safe at all times. There's ABS anti-lock braking with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD); Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) - Alfa Romeo's interpretation of Electronic Stability Programme; Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Steering Torque (DST), Hydraulic Brake Assistance (HBA) and a Pre-Fill function for the brakes. This helped the Giulietta achieve a record 87 out of 100 score on the revised EuroNCAP ratings.

Cost of Ownership

Under the bonnet, Alfa has worked hard to keep running cost figures competitive with his car's premium segment rivals. As a result, both manual and automatic versions of the volume 1.6-litre JTDM-2 120bhp diesel model manage 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and 99g/km of CO2. This means a BIK rating of 17%. Every powerplant in the line-up is now compliant with Euro 6D regulations. As for a few specifics, well the entry-level 120bhp 1.4 petrol turbo manages 45.6mpg and 144g/km of CO2. If you're interested in the 2.0-litre JTDM-2 1250bhp diesel, you're talking 65.7mpg and 113g/km. All models in the Giulietta range come with five years warranty, three years scheduled servicing and five years roadside assistance as standard as part of the brand's '5-3-5' campaign. In other words, the days of Alfas being money pits for hopeless romantics are long past.

Summary

As an object lesson in how to make an unpromising car come good, you can't really do a great deal better than the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. You could cite a few other vehicles that developed into something rather good after a slow start. The Jaguar S-TYPE, the BMW X3 and the Mazda3 spring to mind and the common theme running through all these models is that they became better cars than the British public gave them credit for. The same may well be true of the Giulietta. It's a far more focused sales proposition now than in 2010, but the old perception tends to be the one people carry with them. Communicating that the car has moved on ought to be Alfa's priority. The latest Euro 6D-compliant package puts this car right into contention with the class best. It's never going to be quite as cheap to run as a Golf, but it's about on a par with a Focus and Ford's family favourite has never exactly been perceived as a crazy indulgence. Perhaps it's time you gave the Alfa a second chance.

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Entertainment
6 speakers
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome effect window sills
Electrically heated and adjustable satin finish wing mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
Front fog lights
Front splitter & rear DAM with silver trim
LED daytime running lights
Rear LED cluster lights
Rear spoiler
Rear wiper
Silver headlight finishing
Interior Features
Evoluzione cloth upholstery
12V socket
12V socket in luggage compartment
2 outer rear head restraints
60/40 split folding rear seat
Cooled glovebox
Cupholder
Dual zone automatic climate control including rear air vents
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front head restraints
Front seat back storage pockets
Height adjustable drivers seat
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel with phone and radio controls
Satin Chrome door handles
velvet floor mats
Wheels
17" Turbine design alloy wheels
Space saver steel wheel for 17"/18" wheels
Driver Convenience
Cruise control
Drive mode selector
Matrix display with white illumination
Multifunctional display and trip computer
PAS
Rear parking sensor
Service interval indicator
Stop/start system
Uconnect 5" touchscreen infotainment system, CD/USB/aux-in, bluetooth audio streaming, DAB, smartphone connectivity, voice commands + SMS reader
Wireless internet connection
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
6 Airbags-driver, passenger, front side and window
Front airbag deactivation on passenger side
Tyre pressure monitoring system
VDC with hill holder (ABS + ASR + EBD + Brake assist)
Security
Alfa code immobiliser and alarm
Electronic key with remote central locking and boot release
Safety locks
Technical
Q2 electronic differential
Trim
Embossed miron dashboard insert
Matte black trim inserts
Sports dials with white illumination
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 164
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1368
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 72
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 84
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 39.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 45.6
EC Urban (mpg) 31.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 32.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 36.2
General
Badge Engine CC 1.4
Badge Power 120
Coin Description TB
Coin Series Super
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 15E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 72
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 56
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 59
NCAP Safety Assist % 25
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.4
Engine Power - BHP 120
Engine Power - KW 88
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 159
Engine Torque - MKG 21.9
Engine Torque - NM 215
Engine Torque - RPM 2500
Top Speed 121
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style TURBINE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1465
Length 4351
Wheelbase 2634
Width 1798
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 60
Gross Vehicle Weight 1785
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 350
Max. Loading Weight 505
Max. Roof Load 50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 500
Minimum Kerbweight 1280
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.9

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