Even if Alfa Romeo will return to the US market, the Italian company announced the newest addition to the line-up - Giulietta - will not. The dangling carrot that was the Giulietta has been held in front of our nose for a little while now and now has been yanked away with no apparent substitution readily available. The announcement has been made by Richard Gadeselli, vice president of communications for Fiat Group Automobiles SpA: "There are no plans at present to export the Alfa Romeo Giulietta to the North American market." So, what does this mean? Will the Giulietta never make it to US or is this decision only for the time being?
Considering the company has said the cars will be sold in "all the major markets," we still have hopes to get the Giulietta here at some point. It may not be until far in the future, but we’re still hoping. Maybe there is a chance to chomp on the carrot after all.
On the European market, the Giulietta will be offered with a choice of two gas burning engines. The first is the 1.4TB making 120 HP and the 1.4TB MultiAir that cranks out a total of 170 HP. There will also be two alternatively fueled diesel engines; the 1.6 JTDM pumping out 105 HP and the 2.0 JTDM that produces 170 HP, both belonging to FIAT’s second generation JTDM, turbo diesel engines. The top of the line Giulietta will be the 1750 TBi that develops a maximum output of 235 HP and will come with Alfa’s racy Quadrifoglio Verde trim package.