The Alfa Romeo Giulia was launched in June 2015. It is the first saloon produced by the legendary Italian carmaker after they discontinued the Alfa Romeo 159 in 2011. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is also the first to utilize a longitudinal rear-wheel platform in over two decades after the Alfa Romeo 75 after they ended its production in 1992.
In 2017, it was named second as the “European Car of the Year” for its outstanding built and supreme road performance. In 2018 it was hailed as the “Motor Trend Car of the Year” by the reliable American automobile magazine Motor Trend.
Locally, the Alfa Romeo Giulia was made available in the Philippines in 2018 through the efforts of Petromax Enterprise.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia measures 4,639mm long, 1,873mm wide, and 1,426mm tall with a 2,820mm wheelbase. It features a sleek and curvy exterior made even more striking with the triangular grille that extends up to its front hood. Other highlights include a pair of bi-xenon headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, headlamp washers, LED daytime running lights, black-painted aluminum brake calipers, glossy four-way exhaust tips, efficient rear air diffuser, and a pair of stretched and swept-back tail lamps.
Completing its premium look is a set of 19-inch alloy wheels offered in various intricate designs.
Five fully grown adults can fit inside the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The theme inside its roomy cabin is black matched detailed with luxurious wood and metal trimmings. Notable features include six-way adjustable front seats in leather with Alcantara, leather-covered door panels and dashboard, cabin ambient lighting, a spoke and multi-functional steering wheel, a finely-designed instrument console with a wide TFT colored screen, dual-zone temperature control, and a wireless charger for mobile phones.
Technology & Safety Features
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is fitted with an 8.8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is paired with 13 Harman Kardon audio speakers.
In terms of safety, it is equipped with a generous number of airbags, a speed limiter, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, an autonomous emergency brake with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, tire inflation kit, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is built with Double-wishbone suspension at the front and an Alfalink suspension with vertical rods at the rear. Its braking power is assisted vented rotors at the front and rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a rear-wheel-drive compact sedan offered in a 500 horsepower 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.