Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review (2014) | Recombu Cars

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta


Andy Goodwin tets and reviews the new, facelifted Alfa Romeo and finds it’s just as as ever.

The Alfa Romeo has had a mid-life facelift, but like the it competes with, the changes are so even current owners need to strain their to spot them. The interior has had a revamp, with better and a new infotainment system, while the 2.0 litre diesel gets an for improved performance and economy. isn’t official yet, but a with the new diesel should around £25,000, placing it in with the Golf and premium like the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and A-Class.


A water gauge ‘Acqua’ looks so much exciting, at least to these The Giulietta is arguably the prettiest hatchback, with the strongest of style. So, while its minor could be seen as a bit lazy, is still a great looking

Really study it and you’ll a revised grille and headlamps, three new paint colours Pearl, Anodizzato Blue and and alloy wheel designs are

New trim adorns the seats, and doors, with shiny finished in a scratch-proof paint to it harder wearing. We’re of the interior, it feels special with attractive dials labelled in Italian, because a gauge marked ‘Acqua’ so much more exciting, at to these eyes.


Did we mention the slinky LED lights? OK, you don’t really to focus on practicality with an and there is some form function here. The rear – accessed by hidden rear handles – aren’t particularly with less knee and room than you’ll in a Golf. The boot is also a bit on the competition, with 350 litres between 360-380 litres in the 1 and Golf, as well as quite a and narrow loading lip.

also a bit stingy that parking sensors are only in the top Exclusive trim level, as rear visibility is fairly

Performance handling

There’s a bit of choice, with 1.4-litre engines of 105, 120 and 170bhp as as the 1.75-litre, 235bhp engine in the Cloverleaf hot hatch. Diesel include a 1.6-litre with and 2.0 litre with 150 or 170bhp. We the 150bhp diesel which is with British buyers and it offered decent performance, it a good all-rounder, reaching from rest in 8.8 seconds.

Taut suspension and quick is designed to appeal to driving but the ride still soaks up pretty well. A Q2 differential is as standard, sending power to the front wheel if understeer is The Giulietta stays flat in and feels agile, with far steering and body control its smaller sibling, the MiTo .

The Giulietta is more fun to drive basic Golf, and rides better the A-Class. The Giulietta is more fun to than basic versions of the and rides better than the but purists will still the 1 Series for its rear-wheel drive If you are interested in the Cloverleaf, it might be holding on, because rumour has it the all-aluminium version of its engine for the Alfa 4C sports car, be making an appearance in the Giulietta.


Alfa Romeo Giulietta

All versions of the Giulietta are with stop and start and have low missions and fuel which make them to run. There’s nothing though; the 150bhp diesel 110g/km of CO2, while the powered Golf emits and the BlueMotion version emits of CO2. The greenest Giulietta is the 1.6-litre diesel, which can 70.6mpg.

Equipment value

The biggest is the addition of a Uconnect infotainment with either a 5 or 6.5-inch DAB digital radio will be with Sportiv models in the UK, the stereo and media connections controlled from the central Sat-nav will be optional, and the also features Bluetooth SMS text-to-speech technology and a one-step entry for inputting an address.

The 6.5-inch system in our test car was and easy to use.


The scored five stars in NCAP crash testing, a particularly impressive 97 per cent for … occupants. It’s with six airbags, ESP, seatbelts with double and anti-whiplash seats.


The Giulietta is an attractive which in typical Alfa manages to be desirable despite out to some of its rivals when you up their comparative specs. The is the car you’d buy with your for its ruthless efficiency and rock-solid values, while the BMW 1 Series to the driving enthusiasts Alfa to win over. The 1 Series has rear-wheel and the availability of serious performance if wallet can stretch to a 125d or an M 135i.

But for some, the 1 Series always be an ugly duckling, and we blame those buyers if were won over by the charms of the

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