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Alfa Romeo Giulietta

(2010 #8211; ) first UK

Wednesday 23 June 2010

The badge has been featured on of the prettiest cars Alfa has ever built. And the latest Romeo Giulietta continues the it’s the best looking in its class.

The Alfa Romeo has a fight on its hands. The five-door enters into one of the toughest dominated by some talented favourites, such as the Ford and Volkswagen Golf .

Each car in particular class offers different: the Focus is superb to the Golf offers plenty of while the Honda Civic. Astra and Kia Ceed all provide a something too.

And the new Alfa Giulietta brings to the party. It looks sensational, in white and so much more a larger Mito.

The front at the Giulietta of the 1950s, while the is pure 21st century #8211; particularly its brake when illuminated.

But in this ability is more important style; and its apparent Alfa has hard to make the Giulietta a car of offering an ownership proposition at equal to the best.

Step and it’s a far better space than its predecessor, the Alfa The boot measures 350 litres, is slightly smaller than the but 16 per cent larger than the It’s a similar story where there’s much room up front, and space in the is on par with its rivals.

Supercar-inspired interior

It scores for interior aesthetics, with among the best in class, and the of materials is vastly improved and not far of its rivals from Germany. switches inspired by those in the 8C Competizione can’t fail to Alfisti. However, the speedometer is to read, as is the red-on-red digital computer.

Drivers may need to hard to get a comfortable driving with pedals mounted too the driver and a steering wheel doesn’t move far enough. only at the end of our several hour drive did any aches creep in.

The Alfa Giulietta is able to on twisty roads, with steering and a communicative chassis. the Mito. the Giulietta features the DNA system, which tweaks the response, steering, braking and depending on whether its Dynamic, or All-weather modes are selected.

mode offers the most thrills, although it proved a jerky at low speeds, such is the throttle response.

We tested the 2-litre diesel and found it to be and punchy; and its 60.1mpg and 124g/km of CO2 make it one of the favourites in the range. It an eight second 0-62mph and a 135mph top speed. Alfa offers a 105bhp 1.6-litre which is noticeably slower but 114g/km and returns more 64.2mpg.

Petrol options include a of 1.4 engines producing 120 and 170bhp and a 235bhp unit in the Giulietta hot hatch. The 170bhp engine Fiat and Alfa’s Multiair technology, and is smooth, refined and

Its not the most sonorous engine, a constant whistle from the but it is flexible. Alfa claims CO2 of 134g/km and an average of 48.7mpg.

The 1.4 is both slower and less than the 170bhp unit, but is than £1,000 cheaper. The is a genuine hot hatch with a #8211; 6.8 seconds to 62mph, a top speed with emissions of and a 37.2 average mpg figure.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Safe and well-equipped

Alfa claims the Giulietta has the most safety equipment level in its and has received a full five rating in the EuroNCAP crash programme.

The entry-level Turismo has basic kit and buyers will to choose the Lusso for alloy an alarm, cruise control, connectivity, automatic wipers and and dual zone climate

The sportier Veloce comes 17-inch alloys, a body part leather seats and suspension, while the Cloverleaf tinted glass, Cloverleaf red brake calipers and 18-inch

Models start at £17,000 for the 1.4 Turismo, but it costs more £1,000 to get into the far better Lusso model, and £19,000 to a diesel-engined Lusso on the driveway. not cheap, but class and exclusivity at a price.

The Alfa Romeo is quite possibly the most Alfa ever built. the flair it has become famous with genuine everyday the Italian car maker at last has a car to the Ford Focus and Volkswagen .

Key Facts:

Model tested: Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTDM-2 Veloce

On the road price:

Price range: £16,995 £24,495

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