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.

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  • Engine:
    Pentastar 3.3-liter V6 engine with MultiAir technology
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    approximately 300 horsepower
  • Price:
    $35,000 range
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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.


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


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.

  • 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.

Source: Auto Express

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What do you think?


  (677) posted on 01.31.2012

This car is intimidating. The looks of exterior is fine and classical. It’s very luxurious.

  (692) posted on 01.1.2012

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 it’s too big and classy.

  (531) posted on 11.22.2011

Giulia had the same style and platform for their Mito vehicle, but I’m still impressed with it. However, I noticed that it only had a weak power engine which is really so disappointed with this car.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

Giulia maybe looks so perfect on its exterior appearance, but I must say that I’m not also satisfied with its power output. I’m as well curious on its interior features, well I just hope that it is quite awesome.

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

The fact that it is not a sports car, I think that its engine is quite already great on this Giulia. It is still so fun to drive with on its approximately 300 hp. Anyway, its exterior is truly very striking.

  (429) posted on 11.17.2011

Giulia is truly looking so awesome on its simplicity, and I really love the angst on its front headlights! However, I just only had a doubt on its engine. I don’t think that it could give a better performance on it.

  (594) posted on 11.14.2011

It doesn’t really matter if it could only deliver a 300 horsepower, for the fact that it is not a sports car. Furthermore, the sleek cool black body paint of this vehicle is absolutely looks so striking on it.

  (484) posted on 11.10.2011

This one is truly a luxury sports sedan, no doubt on that! I hope they also include some interior pictures of it, but anyway, I can say that it is absolutely so striking and awesome on its exterior appearance.

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

I have to agree that this Giulia of Alfa Romeo is the best choice when it comes in a different sports sedan, and just like their MiTo this one is also so striking in their elegant exterior appearance!

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

Alfa Romeo Giulia looks so luxurious and classy in its glossy black body paint, and I noticed that the wheels of this one, is only adding more appeal to it.

  (399) posted on 10.28.2011

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.

  (474) posted on 10.18.2011

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.

  (374) posted on 10.17.2011

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.

  (647) posted on 10.5.2011

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.

  (382) posted on 09.14.2011

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.

  (372) posted on 08.18.2011

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.

  (530) posted on 08.18.2011

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.

  (314) posted on 08.8.2011

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.

  (317) posted on 07.28.2011

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.

  (384) posted on 06.24.2011

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.