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The 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the first model to receive Fiat Group's new JTDM diesel engine

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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dukebox9reg 3 September 2013

Shame they dont get in with

Shame they dont get in with GM again. The new Vauxhall 1.6 diesel would be a welcome edition to the range.

Do love these but the amount of money they loose would put me off buying new.

LiamM 3 September 2013

Fiat Group would've probably

Fiat Group would've probably gone under if they'd stayed with GM. So many of the worst bits of Fiat Group cars are courtesy of GM - Grande Punto components (developed with the Corsa), the Croma (based on the Vectra or Signum) and the dreadful M32 gearbox that self-destructs after 50,000 miles.

People love to make out that Fiat benefit from Vauxhall's diesel engines but in actual fact many 1.3, 1.9 and 2.0 diesel engines used by GM, the 1.3 diesel in the Suzuki Swift and the 1.2 petrol and 1.3 diesel in the current Ford KA are all Fiat engines - they're not quite the little Italian backstreet outfit many UK buyers like to think/imagine.

Revoknucklehead 3 September 2013

Looks good as ever!

I have a Giulietta and love the bones of it. The range does need looking at to expand its appeal. I have heard that the MultiAir engine (which is in my car) is to get a power increase from 170 to 185HP and that TCT transmission will be available on the QV version.

As for the comment on not seeing a lot on UK roads. Well part of the problem is that Alfa Romeo UK don't push their cars anywhere near as much as they should and it also says a lot about the UK car buying population that they are too afraid to get out of their Teutonic blandmobiles and try something different!

typos1 2 September 2013

So, is the 2.0 JTDm 140

So, is the 2.0 JTDm 140 getting a power boost to 150 ? Or has the 2.0 JTDm lost 20bhp ?