Visual changes are minor; the major alteration is the adoption of a new diesel engine
The 2014 Giulietta is the first models to feature Fiat Group's latest diesel engine
Styling is largely unchanged: new colours and wheels are the main differences
Alfa claims best-in-class low-rpm torque from the new engine
Uconnect system supports voice-activated navigation
New trims are offered across the refreshed range
A number of packs will be available, which will provide additional kit
The facelifted version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will receive the latest version of the Fiat Group’s JTDM diesel engine as part of a raft of modifications. The 2014 Giulietta has made its first public outing at today’s Frankfurt motor show.
The new 2.0 JTDM uses the second-generation MultiJet injection system to deliver 150bhp and 280lb ft. Alfa Romeo claims the engine delivers best-in-class low-end torque.
The engine features Fiat Group’s third-generation common rail system, which uses a balanced hydraulic servo valve to offer a “quick and flexible” injection sequence. Injection Rate Shaping system involves two consecutive injections timed so closely that they generate a continuous and modulated fuel supply into the cylinders.
Alfa claims quieter operation and reduced particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions. The Italian marque also says the system should offer improved reliability due to a 40 per cent reduction in injector components.
The 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta features a new Uconnect multimedia system, which operates in conjunction with a 5in or 6.5in touchscreen. It combines navigation, audio and telephone integration and supports text-to-speech and audio streaming technology.
Minor visual tweaks include new paint colours and alloy wheel designs. Interior changes include new trim finishes and new sports seats.
The revised model will go on sale in October, with right-hand drive models arriving in January.
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