Five engines and three trim levels coming to the UK; on-sale this July
28 April 2010

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta range will start from £16,995 in the UK, the company has confirmed.

The base model is the 1.4 TB in Turismo trim; standard equipment includes air-con, alloy wheels, electric front and rear windows, stop-start, LED lights and Alfa's DNA system.

At £16,995 it is more expensive than the entry-level five-door VW Golf 1.4 at £15,435, although the Alfa boasts more power and equipment as standard.

Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB Multiair first driveAlfa Giulietta 2.0 JDTM first drive

The Giulietta is cheaper than the entry-level five-door Ford Focus 1.6 Style, which costs from £17,945. As well as being cheaper than the Focus, the Alfa comes with more equipment and power than that model, too.

Five engines will be available: petrol engines include the 120bhp 1.4 TB, the 170bhp 1.4 TB Multiair and the range-topping 235bhp 1750 TBi Cloverleaf version. Prices for these engines start at £16,995, £19,495 and £24,495 respectively. The diesel range consists of a 105bhp 1.6 JDTM-2 costing from £17,895 and 170bhp 2.0 JDTM-2 costing from £21,195.

Three trim levels are offered on the Giulietta: Turismo, Lusso and Veloce.

The Alfa Giulietta will go on sale in the UK from July after its public debut at that month's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Alfa is taking centre stage at Goodwood this year as part of its centenary celebrations.

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28 April 2010

It's more than the 1.4 TSI Golf as well and of course you have a choice of the 3 door Golf which starts at £14+. Prices look too high as the quality is no where near the Golf, the interior trim and fittings are the usual none durable stuff . I got the chance to see one at the Geneva motor show, also it is very short on rear space.

I suspect only Alfa fans will be happy to pay the extra, but this won't help Sergio's plans to double Fiat/Chrysler production.

28 April 2010

[quote crashbangwallop] Prices look too high as the quality is no where near the Golf, the interior trim and fittings are the usual none durable stuff . I got the chance to see one at the Geneva motor show, also it is very short on rear space. [/quote] I feel sorry for guys like this, comparing Golf with Giulietta, but than again, you don't discuss about tastes! Neither exterior, nor interior is remotely comparable. Golf is repeating itself over and over again,there is nothing exciting and new about him, everything is tested and seen before in Seat, Skoda...Alfa Giulietta is like somebody serve to you exotic see food, and you eat Mc Donalds cheeseburger every day. She is beauty!!!

28 April 2010

Cheaper than a Focus then!

I'm not really sure what to compare this car with though. A 5dr 100PS Mercedes A-Class or Audi A3 Sportback would be cheaper, and they are quite well equipped as standard.

28 April 2010

Please don't feel sorry for me. You just come across as an arrogant person. You are entitled to your view but don't assume you know "guys like this" "She is beautyLLI" to you, she is poor quality to me.

PS Given your use of English your first name isn't Sergio is it?

28 April 2010

[quote RadeB] feel sorry for guys like this, comparing Golf with Giulietta, but than again, you don't discuss about tastes! Neither exterior, nor interior is remotely comparable. [/quote]

Have you sat in a Mk6 Golf? The interior is excellent. Not the most exciting but roomy and very well made from good quality materials.

I'm not going to slag off the Giulietta because I haven't sat in one but this constant slagging off of the Golf and other German marques but a few petty, small minded individuals is getting as tiring and boring as the anti-Alfa stuff used to be.

28 April 2010

"poor quality" trotting out the same old out of date comments, have you read the test by S Cropley or watched the video!

On my 5th Alfa and might just be tempted in my 6th!

28 April 2010

I suspect very few golf buyers will be tempted by the alfa and vice versa, still the giulietta makes me think that the ones who will be tempted by it have more to gain and less to lose.

It's high quality basic transport versus decent quality stylish transport, so i consider the premium well justified!

28 April 2010

[quote PHILBY]I suspect very few golf buyers will be tempted by the alfa and vice versa, [/quote]

Few yes but I'm one of them. I tested a Golf last week (2.0tdi GT) and thought it was excellent. I would really like to try an a Giulietta before I order (if i want a Golf I need to order soon because of the 5 month wait) but fear that leasing rates will be released too late for me :-(

28 April 2010

If i even wanted one, which i dont, i would wait 12 months and they will be selling less then £7k

28 April 2010

Either Alfa know how good this car is and have priced it accordingly or they are taking a gamble. Based on how the 159 was priced against rivals it undercut them while offering better safety and kit. I'd like to think then that Alfa do know what they are doing pricing this car ahead of it's obvious volume selling rivals.

Time will tell.

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