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.
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.