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2013 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo is gearing up for the release of its latest baby, the Giulia . It’s a long time coming considering rumors on the car have been around for quite some time now. But in the classic case of ‘better late than never’, the new Giulia, which is expected to hit the production line at the tail end of 2012, is now further along in its development. This poses as great news for fans of the Italian marquee while on the flip side, the sports sedan’s forthcoming release should be a cause for concern from some of its German rivals, particularly BMW and Audi .

For a brand that has seen its recent struggles, Fiat is hoping that Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sports sedan will be the car that will help the Italian brand recover its place in the auto industry. It’s a tall order for a sports sedan given the stiff competition it’s going to face in the market once it’s released, but nevertheless, Alfa Romeo is confident that they have found the car that will lead them back to prominence in the 2012 Giulia.

UPDATE 04/13/2011: It seems Fiat-Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, is unhappy with the design for the new Giulia so Alfa Romeo may have to wait until 2013 to make its return to the U.S. We’ve waited this long, what’s a few more months?

Details on the Alfa Romeo Giulia after the jump.

Source: Auto Express

Exterior and Interior

Alfa Romeo has already made it known that the 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulia will have a new platform altogether in the form of the ’C-Evoluzione’. This particular chassis will come with a longer wheelbase that should make the car have shorter aerodynamic overhangs and a newer and more sophisticated suspension system.

On the flip side, not a lot has been divulged on the new Giulia’s design language, but from what we’ve gathered, the 159 successor will be given the same design look as that of the MiTo and the Giulietta . Among the short list of notable features we’ve unearthed are a sharp and aggressive front end with Alfa’s long-standing inverted triangle grille, LED headlamps, a road-hugging bodykit, and a set of 19” wheels.

Performance

The next-generation Giulia is expected to come in a variety of engines, including petrol options ranging from a turbocharged 1.4-liter with 118 horsepower and 168 horsepower to a 1.8-liter variant with 200 horsepower under its hood. Diesel variants are also scheduled to be offered with performance outputs lying somewhere from 104 horsepower to 200 horsepower.

In addition to that, another version of the Giulia is expected to be outfitted with the Brera’s 1750 TBi powerplant producing 200 horsepower. A top-spec Cloverleaf version will also be likely to carry a Pentastar 3.3-liter V6 engine with MultiAir technology and direct fuel injection, and possibly 300 horsepower under its hood.

Pricing

Pricing for the new Giulia is yet to be determined, but look for it to be somewhere around $35,000.

Competition

For all intents and purposes, the new Giulia is looking to become a contender in a market that includes the BMW 3-Series and the Audi S5. Both vehicles look to be significant foils to the forthcoming Cloverleaf version of the Giulia and it’s Pentastar 3.3-liter V6 engine with around 300 horsepower. With the 3-Series coming with its 3.0-liter “N54” twin-turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 320 horsepower and the S5 coming with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower, these two cars are almost certain to put up some stiff competition for the 2012 Giulia. Not that we’re complaining because in the end, you really can’t go wrong with any of these cars.

LOVE IT
  • For those of you looking for a different sports sedan to drive, the Giulia is a good choice to have.
  • Italians are known for their fast cars. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is 100% Italian. There’s no coincidence there.
  • It’s design will be based on the MiTo and the Giulietta, two other new Alfa Romeo vehicles that boasts of their own cutting-edge designs.
LEAVE IT
  • End of 2012 release? Isn’t the end of the world - at least according to the Mayan calendar - around that time too?
  • It’s a new car competing in a market that already boasts of some high-grade performance cars.
  • It’s estimated to be $35,000 today, but with the unpredictability of the world, there’s a big chance that it’s going to cost more than that when it hits dealerships.

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34 comments:

It looks so classy and very fancy on that design and styling, but I don’t think if its engine and horsepower is just enough to give a better performance on it.

Just like their 159 Super, it is also looks so classy and sophisticated on its sleek body paint, but I wonder if it also offers some luxurious interior amenities but for me, it is already so appealing and will stand out among the rest.

Now, I really can’t wait for the year of 2013 smiley I want this one, anyway, this Giulia of Alfa Romeo is one of the most irresistible future cars that I see, and I noticed that it was oozing with car appeal.

This black Alfa Romeo Giulia definitely the best version. Very futuristic and well developed. But what I like most is the pricing. That definitely give me Idea.

Nice alfo romeo is made for rear wheel drive. There’s nothing like a nicely penned Italian line. There hasn’t been a design like in years. May it start a Renaissance in automotive styling.

Yeah, the car seems to be a less powerful vehicle. I wonder on how this car will compete against its competitor? This is definitely a different form of sedan.

Wow, for all the Alfa Romeo vehicle I have to say that this production is kind of impressive. I like the decent and sporty look of the Giulia. However, it seems that its kind of less powerful.

It is really different from the other sports sedan, looking at this and upon reading the article, about its features are really impressive and I must agree either that this one would be a good choice.

I like the edges of the car though I would say that the competitors of this one are quite impressive too. They put the name on the front of the car, for me that kind of idea will not bite by people because it is somehow boasting.

I never used to like a sedan car for they are quite long version. However, when I saw this car it really change my opinion. I bet the aftermarket version of this car seems more powerful.

wow! The detailing of this car seems to be very impressive. And it I think Alfa Romeo have plan on going back to US! The performance was great though its still have a limited top speed.

Recently, I find the design of Alfa Romeo is getting better every time they are releasing a newer version. I’m looking forward to the Spider version of this one! 

Are they sure that they are going to build the Alfa Spider with the same platform of the Chevy? Alfa though deserves the a proper RWD platform. They shouldn’t continue with that plan.

Its LX platform is based from the Mercedes platform. And if not mistaken the suspension is based from the S-class. And talking about the LX i think its too big and classy.

A new Alfa Romeo Spider is planned for 2013, to be built on a new Chrysler platform

More interestingly, the Quadrifoglio Verde is rumored to adopt a modified version of Chrysler‘s Pentastar V6. It will reportedly displace 3.3-liters (instead of 3.6-liters) and feature MultiAir technology that will enable it to produce 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS).

Alfa deserves a proper RWD platform, but the plan to use an old, heavy one is disappointing. The Challenger is a , and the current Brera/Spider, as pretty as they are, could use a diet as well.

What a joke. Enthusiasts buy small roadsters as such because of their low weight and great chassis. This would inevitably be a disaster.

a little over a year after that moment, the first details regarding the upcoming Giulia have begun hitting the web and, according to AutoExpress, the wait for the Americans will end in style, with an Alfa like no others.

maybe it’ll be based on the old Chrysler crossfire bones. heck the first Spyder lived in the same skin from 1966 to basically 1990, so old architecture probably wont matter as much as having the right architecture.

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