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Alfa Romeo Giulietta

The Giulietta was a classic model from the 1950s and is Alfa Romeo's compact hatch successor to Alfa Romeo's 147. The modern Giulietta is styled after the 8C Competizione super car with its trilobe shape and modern inverted triangle grill flanked on either side by a pair of oversized air intakes. Available in both gasoline and diesel configurations, the top of the line Giulietta will be the Quadrifoglio Verde 1750 TBi producing 235 HP.

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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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Definitely not the update we’ve been hoping for
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2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta by Novitec

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Alfa Romeo gearing up for US invasion at the 2013 NAIAS

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

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta not coming to the US market

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Video: Alfa Romeo Giulietta interior

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta - online configurator

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Alfa Romeo releases promo video of all-new Giullieta

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Alfa Romeo prepares Giulietta GTA

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Video: Alfa Romeo Giulietta winter testing in Sweden

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