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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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Definitely not the update we’ve been hoping for

The Giulietta name has had a pretty bumpy history. Originally used between 1965 and 1965, the name was discontinued until 1977. This Giulietta, dubbed Type 116, was produced from 1977 to 1985 at which point the name was once again discontinued. Alfa Romeo revised the name for the third time in 2010 for the Type 940 Giulietta, which is still produced today and received a facelift for the 2016 model year. It became blatantly obvious that Alfa Romeo is still struggling as a brand, as the face life to the Giulietta was so mild that it’s outright disturbing. Exterior updates we limited to a new grille mesh, new Alfa Romeo shield, a revamped badge, and minor changes to the rear fascia to go with a new set of alloy rims. The engine lineup for the Giulietta didn’t change much for 2016, but there is a new 1.6-liter unit, and inside changes were limited to an updated infotainment system.

It comes off very boring and lazy, indeed. In fact, you might as well save money and buy an older model, or wait for the next-gen model that should be arriving sometime in 2018. It’s a little surprising, however, considering the Giulietta competes against the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. For a company that really wants to turn itself around, it’s not working very hard at bringing fresh products to market. The Giulia was delayed, as was the brand’s first SUV. Add this excessively boring facelift to the mix, and you’ve got a company that might not survive if it doesn’t pick up the pace.

With that said, check out our full review below to learn about all the little things that came as a result of the 2016 facelift.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

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This Alfa Romeo Model May Not Be Dead Yet

This Alfa Romeo Model May Not Be Dead Yet

Trademark of Giullieta name in the US could be a preview of things to come

It may not mean much in the long run, but Alfa Romeo’s recent trademark application of the “Giulietta” name in the U.S. could be a sign that the Italian automaker is doubling down on its push to be relevant in the business again. According to Car and Driver Alfa’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Now what this means is anybody’s guess at this point, but it is worth mentioning that Alfa Romeo does have a hatchback model in its future plans, something we all learned about when the company unveiled its updated five-year plan back in 2016. At that time, the “mysterious hatchback” was being penciled in to debut sometime between 2017 and 2020. It’s not clear if this future hatch will still carry the Giulietta name, but the possibility of that happening is a lot more real now that FCA has filed a trademark application for the name. It would be better though if we got any sort of updates from Alfa Romeo itself beyond its typical PR spin. As it stands, the company is making some noise on the back of how well the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV have been received. But those two models can’t continue to carry the weight for Alfa Romeo. At some point, they’re going to need a third model to share in some of that burden. Whether that model is the Giulietta or not remains to be seen. But if this trademark application bears fruit in the end, we could be seeing the Giulietta in U.S. shores sooner than later.

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2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Worst In Show

2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Worst In Show

Rehashed ideas, half-baked special editions, and a mechanic with an emissions fix

If you’ve been watching TopSpeed for the last week, I don’t need to tell you – the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show was simply amazing. It’s like the industry leveled up all at once, with a vast collection of drool-worthy cars on display and a flood of mind-boggling performance stats. But, unfortunately, every field of flowers inevitably comes with a few turds sprinkled in here and there. This article is about those turds.

Look, we get it – auto shows can be ruthless, especially when you’re talking about something as big as Geneva. This is where the big guns are drawn, and looking good can be a challenge when competing for attention against 1,000-horsepower rocket ships made from composite nuclear unobtainium.

Nevertheless, for each winner, there has to be a loser.

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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Definitely not the update we’ve been hoping for

The Giulietta name has had a pretty bumpy history. Originally used between 1965 and 1965, the name was discontinued until 1977. This Giulietta, dubbed Type 116, was produced from 1977 to 1985 at which point the name was once again discontinued. Alfa Romeo revised the name for the third time in 2010 for the Type 940 Giulietta, which is still produced today and received a facelift for the 2016 model year. It became blatantly obvious that Alfa Romeo is still struggling as a brand, as the face life to the Giulietta was so mild that it’s outright disturbing. Exterior updates we limited to a new grille mesh, new Alfa Romeo shield, a revamped badge, and minor changes to the rear fascia to go with a new set of alloy rims. The engine lineup for the Giulietta didn’t change much for 2016, but there is a new 1.6-liter unit, and inside changes were limited to an updated infotainment system.

It comes off very boring and lazy, indeed. In fact, you might as well save money and buy an older model, or wait for the next-gen model that should be arriving sometime in 2018. It’s a little surprising, however, considering the Giulietta competes against the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. For a company that really wants to turn itself around, it’s not working very hard at bringing fresh products to market. The Giulia was delayed, as was the brand’s first SUV. Add this excessively boring facelift to the mix, and you’ve got a company that might not survive if it doesn’t pick up the pace.

With that said, check out our full review below to learn about all the little things that came as a result of the 2016 facelift.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

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2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

The 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is coming to the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show and if you liked your Giuliettas before, you’re going to love the additions the Italian automaker did for the new model year.

Aesthetically, you won’t notice a whole lot of changes from afar. But once you take a closer look, you see a multitude of additions that improves the profile and character of the Italian hatch.

Where the big change comes with the Giulietta is the addition of a new powertrain that joins a healthy list of engines that are already available for the Giulietta.

Add the new color options, the interior upgrades, and a choice of three different sized wheels and you have a car that could turn out to be one of the pleasant surprises of Frankfurt next week. Don’t sleep on this model because there’s a good chance you’re going to be jolted awake once you get your hands on it.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta by Novitec

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta by Novitec

The whole Novitec group of tuners - it includes Novitec, Novitec Rosso, and Novitec Tridente - produce a wide variety of tuning programs for Italian brands with the first of the three - Novitec - handles all the work for brands like Alfa Romeo, Abarth, and Fiat.

Recently, the German tuner went to work on a new styling and performance package for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback.

All the changes and additions made on the Giulietta’s exterior were made to improve the car’s already attractive aesthetic appearance. As part of the package, Novitec added a ground effects kit, a new rear diffuser, a new sports suspension kit that drops ride height, new quad exhaust pipes, and a set of alloy wheels that range from 18" to 20" in either a black or gray finish.

Not one to leave the powertrain alone, Novitec also gave the Giulietta a slew of power booster kits for the different variants of the car. The 1.4-liter TB version takes the output from 120 horsepower to 195 horsepower while the top-of-the-line 1.8-liter TBi nets an impressive new output of 261 horsepower, up from the 235 horsepower output the standard model comes in.

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Alfa Romeo gearing up for US invasion at the 2013 NAIAS

Alfa Romeo gearing up for US invasion at the 2013 NAIAS

Alfa Romeo fans in the US have a lot to be excited about because the long-awaited return of the Italian brand in American soil is drawing closer and closer.

Now, according to Autobild, the stage for Alfa’s return to America could take place at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Autobild is also reporting that Alfa Romeo is intent on bringing at least five models to the 2013 NAIAS, highlighted by the drop-dead gorgeous 4C GTA Concept.

Together with the 4C GTA, other Alfa Romeo models expected to join in the US invasion include the Giulia, the Giulietta, the five-door MiTo, and a still unidentified Jeep-based crossover.

We’ve all anxiously waited a long time for Alfa Romeo to return to our neck of the woods and it certainly hasn’t come with some impatience. But now that it’s beginning to look like the Italian brand is in fact US-bound after years and years of absence, that impatience and anxiety is slowly becoming excitement and eager anticipation.

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1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato "Coda Tronca"

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato "Coda Tronca"

Alfa Romeo was returning to motor sports when it built the 1962 Giulietta Sprint Zagato. Zagato was a prominent designer and past collaboration with Alfa Romeo had proven fruitful in the Le Mans and Formula 1 circuits. In 1957, Alfa had formed a relationship with Bertone, another famous shop, to develop the Giulietta Sprint Speciale which was a high performance version. That car would become the basis for the new venture with Zagato.

The companies decided to concern themselves with form over function while developing the new GT racer. The plan was to offer the car to customers for their own GT teams and thus it needed to be a strong and reliable performer on the track. Zagato was a master and developing aerodynamically efficient and lightweight machines and the Giulietta Sprint Speciale chassis provided the perfect jumping off point.

Perhaps the reason these cars remain so special today is their overall beauty. The design was focused around performance, but in turn the body became very well recognized and an instant classic for Alfa. Combining the low roofline with the elongated and round body made the car desirable to collectors. The rarity of the “Coda Tronca” version lends to the high selling price at the recent auction that saw chassis 0184 sell for $420,800.

Hit the jump for more details on the 1962 Alfa Romeo Coda Tronca

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2011 World Car of the Year finalists officially announced

2011 World Car of the Year finalists officially announced

The Geneva Motor Show is now in the rear-view mirror, which means that the spotlight has now turned to the New York Auto Show this coming April, and if there’s one thing that we can all look forward to in New York, it’s that it will be the site of the 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

All in all, 39 vehicles were included in the initial entry list comprising of new cars from all over the world. From these 39 cars, the list was whittled down to ten finalists with the top three contenders from these 10 cars receiving the final nominations for the 2011 World Car of the Year title.

The cars that are subject for nomination are selected and voted on by an international jury panel consisting of 66 automotive journalists from 24 countries around the world. Each member of the panel has been appointed by the World Car Steering Committee on the merits of their experience, credibility, and influence within the auto industry in their respective countries and, to an extent, in the region.

Eligibility for the World Car award is important in determining which cars can be nominated for the awards. This year, all candidates for the awards must become available for sale on at least two continents from January 1, 2010 to May 30, 2011.

Apart from the World Car of the Year title, other awards that will be announced at the New York Auto Show include the World Performance Car of the Year, the World Green Car of the Year, and the World Car Design of the Year.

Check out all the nominated cars for each of the categories after the jump.

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2011 Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDM-2

2011 Alfa Giulietta 2.0 JTDM-2

Shortly after its official launch, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta has become quite a successful model. And as customers always ask for more the company is offering a new engine in the line-up: a new 2.0 JTDM-2 equipped with the latest generation JTDM-2 MultiJet Common Rail system.

This technology, combined with an electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger delivers a total of 140 HP and a peak torque of 350 NM at just 1750 rpm (with the D.N.A. selector in Dynamic position) and 320 NM at 1500 rpm (in Normal) - giving it the highest torque in its class compared to similarly efficient and powerful engines.

Equipped with this engine, the new Giulietta will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 9 seconds and will be capable of a top speed of 127 mph. The model comes equipped with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and Start&Stop as standard, a close coupled diesel particulate filter and a built-in EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system that improves control of temperature and gas flow.

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2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni

We don’t usually see auto brands like Alfa Romeo get dressed in green tires, so when somebody decides to do it – props to Marangoni – we jump on the opportunity to know more about it.

Based on the Alfa Romeo 1750 Quadrifoglio Verde that has had its fair share of modifications, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni is a testament to an aggressive sports hatch being given randy dandy aerodynamic and aesthetic upgrades. Heck, these guys were nice enough to even include a Segway i2 a dashboard-integrated iPad and its own Internet connection.

Marangoni’s M-Power tires were used on the car and the green color wrapped around them came as a result of using compounds with high silica content and other innovative materials. Aside from being an aesthetic quirk, this colorful addition actually serves a meaningful purpose by minimizing rolling resistance and, consequently, saving up on fuel consumption.

Details after the jump.

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The Finalists For The European Car of the Year

In the glorious country that is the United States of America, we have an interesting and ineffective way of naming our favorite vehicles. It seems every magazine - and sometimes states - gets to name their favorite car of the year. While this can be great for the automaker’s advertising, it can confuse the public just a tad. What car is better here, the winner of Magazine A or Magazine B?

In Europe, things go a bit smoother. Seven different publications from seven different countries pick what they think is the best car of the year. It takes a few months, but in the end you get one winner, which was the Opel Insignia last year.

The finalists for this year came down to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Citroën C3/DS3, Renault/Dacia Duster, Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max, Nissan Leaf, Opel/Vauxhall Meriva, and Volvo S60/V60.

If those are the choices, we choose the Alfa. The Volvo puts up a strong case, but nothing compares to that Italian soul and passion. Despite our pick, we doubt the jurors will feel the same.

So which vehicle do you think deserves to be Car of the Year? Hit us up in the comments section below.

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS rendered

Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS rendered

Between 1959 and 1965 Alfa Romeo produced the special edition Giulietta SS which was a 2-door sports coupe model powered by a 91 HP inline-four engine. During its life time the company only produced 2,766 units, but, now that Alfa Romeo has brought back the Giulietta name, it is expected that an SS version (Sprint Speciale) will follow adding to the number of units created for the special edition.

The anticipated SS would be fit to feature a a smooth, 2-door Gran Turismo body designed by Bertone and would be, in fact, a small 8C Competizione.

The Giulietta is 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 makes 170 HP. However it is expected that the SS version would develop at least 250 HP and feature a sportier appearance.

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Video: Uma Thurman stars in new Alfa Romeo Giulietta advertising campaign

Video: Uma Thurman stars in new Alfa Romeo Giulietta advertising campaign

Sure, Audi has Justin Timberlake, but Alfa Romeo’s bringing in their own A-list celebrity to be their key endorser. She comes in the form of the uber hot Uma Thurman. Famous for her roles in Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and My Superhero Girlfriend (ok, maybe not famous for the last one), Thurman and Alfa Romeo have teamed up for a new advertising campaign centered on the car brand’s new Giulietta hatchback, which will debut on Italian television on May 16.

The whole campaign, which was created by well-known ad agency Leo Burnett, will feature a host of ad campaigns on a variety of mediums including TV, press, posters, radio, web. The campaign will also be featured across the board throughout the major markets of Alfa Romeo in Europe.

Details behind what Leo Burnett and Alfa Romeo are cooking are still being kept inside the kitchen although we’ve heard that Thurman will play the parts of five different women, all of whom are said to symbolize the different souls of the Giulietta. It should be an interesting campaign to keep an eye on in the coming months, even more so because Uma Thurman is in it.

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2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Safety Car

2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Safety Car

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulietta will enter the race track as a Safety Car at the Superbike World Championship, scheduled on May 22-23, 2010. The Safety Car will come with a Rosso Competizione exterior paint job which will be the only one available considering the Rosso Competizione was removed from the catalog due to issues with the supplier. The red color will be obtainable again next November when it becomes a part of the color lineup again.

The Giulietta Safety Car will be powered by a 1.75-liter TBi petrol engine that develops a total of 235 HP. The car will be distinguished by a special front spoiler and side sills which will be available to order from the Lineaccessori catalog, and, of course, the Safety car logo on the doors.

This model will also be used as a Safety Car in competitions like the Superstock 600 European Championship, the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, and the Mondiale Supersport.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta began its run as a safety car when it made a few laps around the Monza alongside the 8C Competizione, the halo car for Alfa Romeo.

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta not coming to the US market

Alfa Romeo Giulietta not coming to the US market

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.

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2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Even if all eyes are on the new cars being unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has decided that this would be the perfect moment to offer consumers a preview of the future Giulietta compact hatch. The vehicle is currently set to be officially revealed in 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show, but we think Alfa Romeo may have seen a little bit of opportunity emerge. Most expected for the 147’s successor to be called the Milano, however Alfa decided to bring back a name from the fifties: "The Giulietta is a car that, in the fifties, caught the imagination of generations of car enthusiasts, making the dream of owning an Alfa Romeo and enjoying the high level of comfort and technical excellence accessible for the first time."

The Giulietta speaks the same design language as the 8C Competizione super car with its trilobe shape and modern take on the classic inverted triangle classic Alfa grill set front and center in the front bumper and flanked on either side by a pair of oversized air intakes. When it goes on sale in the spring of 2010, 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 makes 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.

Updated 04/13/2010: Alfa Romeo today unveiled new images of their latest Giulietta. Check out the gallery and enjoy 40 new high res images!

Press release after the jump.

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Video: Alfa Romeo Giulietta interior

Video: Alfa Romeo Giulietta interior

Alfa Romeo unveiled a new official video of the Giulietta hatchback presenting the car’s interior. When it goes on sale in the spring of 2010, the Giulietta will be offered with a choice of two gas burning engines. The first is the 1.4TB producing 120 HP and the 1.4TB MultiAir 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 engines belong 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.


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Alfa Romeo Giulietta - online configurator

Alfa Romeo Giulietta - online configurator

If you are from Europe and the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta is in your futures plans, or simply want to have a little fun, the Italian company is offering you an online configurator for their newest model in the line-up.

You can choose the exterior and the interior color, packages and other options. So, go there and have fun!

When it goes on sale in the spring of 2010, 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 makes 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.

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Alfa Romeo releases promo video of all-new Giullieta

Alfa Romeo releases promo video of all-new Giullieta

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulietta has become quite a conversation-starter since it debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and the Italian manufacturer is quick to capitalize on this buzz by releasing a promo video for the new premium hatchback.

The two-and-something-minute video highlights the Giulietta’s ancestry while also looking at the high-end technological capabilities of the new model. It’s the perfect way to get to know the Giulietta’s present make while also understanding the rich history it has as one of Alfa Romeo’s most successful models.

The new Giulietta – it’s quite a handful to spell, to be honest – comes with a number of powertrain options ranging from a 1.6-liter diesel that produces 105 horsepower to a more powerful 1.7-liter turbocharged petrol engine with an output of 235 horsepower.

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Alfa Romeo prepares Giulietta GTA

Alfa Romeo prepares Giulietta GTA

It’s no secret that when Alfa Romeo releases a new model, you can be certain that a GTA version will follow suit. So it didn’t really catch us by surprise when certain birds began singing about a GTA version for the newly launched Giulietta.

According to AutoCar, the future Giuliette GTA - or probably Cloverleaf - will be a FWD model powered by a 1750 TBi turbocharged petrol engine with Multiair that will deliver a total of 235 hp. The engine will also be mated to a new dual-clutch gearbox and will come with a new suspensions and a new braking system, in addition to some form of exterior changes

There are also reports coming out that the Giulietta GTA could be unveiled sooner than we though with April being the date that is being thrown around quite often.

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Video: Alfa Romeo Giulietta winter testing in Sweden

Video: Alfa Romeo Giulietta winter testing in Sweden

Pouncing on the snowy roads of Arjeplog, Sweden, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta sure looks to like its ready for its worldwide debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The Giulietta, which will succeed the out-dates 147 hatchback, figures to play a prominent role in Alfa Romeo’s attempt at infiltrating the compact car segment and compete with the likes of the BMW 1-Series, the Volkswagen Golf, and the equally-new Audi A1.

As we’ve mentioned, the Giulietta will be unveiled in Geneva in two weeks time whereas its market launch is scheduled to take place over the summer in Europe. The car will also come with a myriad of engine variants, including a 120 horsepower and a 170 horsepower version of a 1.4-L turbo unit, a higher end 1.7-L turbo engine that produces about 235 horsepower, and two diesel units that produces about 105 horsepower and 170 horsepower, respectively.

Regardless of what type of engine is fitted underneath its hood, if this video is of any indication as to what the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is capable of – whether it’s on hard surface or in the snow – then we might see a pretty good fight for C-Segment supremacy among all these cars.

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Alfa Romeo to be "featured brand" at 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed; rumored car show also in the works?

Alfa Romeo to be "featured brand" at 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed; rumored car show also in the works?

Alfa Romeo – yeah, the same brand that’s celebrating its 100th year of existence – will be the “featured marquee” at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

And if the reports across the pond are indeed true, then Alfa Romeo will be using the Festival of Speed to highlight its new flagship sedan, the 2011 Giulietta.

It’s also worth noting that plans for the 2010 Festival of Speed will be preceded by an auto show type event where, in addition to Alfa Romeo, a host of other manufacturers are also scheduled to partake in.

With the attendances for auto shows declining faster than sales of the new Backstreet Boys album – in addition to the seemingly increasing number of these shows propping in the calendar - we can’t help but question the timing of the folks from Goodwood in bringing their own auto circus in town. But then again, we’re not the ones making the decisions so whatever they decide on is their prerogative.

Either way, what seems pretty certain is that the new Alfa Romeo Giullietta, a car that we’ve been waiting quite a while to debut, will indeed be in attendance at the Festival of Speed. If for nothing else, that reason alone should be enough for us to keep a close eye on new developments as to whether or not it will be joined by other car brands for what could be the Festival of Speed’s very first car show.

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Video: Alfa Romeo teases their new Giulietta ahead of the Geneva debut

Video: Alfa Romeo teases their new Giulietta ahead of the Geneva debut

Contrary to traditional teasers, this teaser video of the 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta gives us exactly what we need to know about the car without giving away too much. Whereas most teasers are over before we can even comprehend its content, this one actually lasts longer than most commercials and we’re given a full treat of the Giulietta’s exterior.

Even better, Alfa Romeo gives us the full Italian treatment with the voice-over being spoken in the local language with English subtitles to help make all non-Italian speakers understand what he’s talking about.

Now isn’t this what teaser videos should all look like?

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Video: Alfa Romeo releases first teaser video of 2011 Giulietta

With less than two months to go before Alfa Romeo’s new Giulietta hatchback makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Alfa Romeo is working round the clock to generate buzz for their new sports hatch.

As such, the Italian brand is wasting little time in beginning their marketing campaign for the Giulietta with the first of what you can expect to be a series of videos of the new Alfa Romeo hatchback.

It must be noted that while this current video doesn’t say a great deal about the car – it’s pretty much a teaser video of the Giulietta – you can be sure that Alfa Romeo has a few more videos being kept under wraps, which it will begin to release as the countdown to the 2010 Geneva Motor Show approaches.

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