A sizeable silvered dashboard insert is the most striking feature of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s interior, unless it’s ordered with red or tan leather, which make a stronger visual impact. The Giulietta’s instruments are presented in a hooded binnacle that’s been an Alfa feature for decades.
A high quality soft-feel moulding snakes its way around the dashboard’s outer edge, though much of the assembly is hard-feel plastic. But, overall, the Giulietta’s cabin still looks classy, lifted by piano wood or aluminium-effect decor around the gearlever console and door armrests.
As you’d expect, there’s a four-way adjustable wheel and a driver’s seat height adjuster, yet despite this the Giulietta imposes more than a hint of the long-arm, short-leg posture that has troubled many a driver of Italian cars in the past.
Some will end up lowering the wheel to the point where it makes the already less-than-clear speedo even harder to read (the revcounter, by contrast, is a model of legibility).
The seat has no tilt function and lumbar adjustment isn’t standard (it’s a cheap option), which is mean on a car of this calibre. More annoying is a centre console that allows little room for your left foot. However, it is possible to get comfortable, despite these moans.