• Nov 29, 2009
In truth, Alfa Romeo didn't simply rename the coming model formerly known as "Milano" to "Giulietta." It was Fiat's unhappy Milanese workers who made a stink awful enough to get the company to change course in nomenclature. Seems the new Milano was due to arrive as the last of the Milanese Alfisti were going to be made redundant or moved to Turin, where Fiat is headquartered. The Milan workers, dead set on not being remembered in name alone, protested to the parent company, and so the car has a new name.

That name might or might not be Giulietta, but that's supposedly where the smart money's headed. Alfa would only say that "organizational issues" prevented it from disclosing the name and pictures of the car, and gave no indication of when it would tell us what the car will be called. If Giulietta does win the name game, it would be the third time Alfa's put out a model wearing that moniker.

[Source: Auto News, sub req'd]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      A real beauty queen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For gods sake, who cares what it's called. Always, with these soap operas. Is it coming or not?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Alfa needs to stop hiding rear door handles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, Show them. It's a five door hatch not a three door.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They need to make the rear doors look normal, put the door handles were they belong, not this stupid Nissan SUV style.

      Headlights are too big.

      Other than that its good.

      I'm more interested about the LX based 166 successor, a topic about this came before(LX based 166 successor) and it said the Brera successor might also ride on the LX....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hope you know that the "stupid Nissan SUV style" doorhandles were first brought out by Alfa themselves.

        Its more like an Alfa signature.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car looks pretty good, I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who looked at the car and thought: Porsche Panamera!! it has the same basic swooping pillars..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Proportions, proportions, proportions...that's why it doesn't look like a dog taking a dump. Still, as a longtime Alfa fan, not that stirred...
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like something heavy fell on the front end.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The white light kinda makes the front end look squashed on quick glance.

        But I would drive that car daily and enjoy it. Can't wait to get some of these purdy alfa's in the US. As long as they make them better then they used to...
        • 5 Years Ago
        U kidding? This Alfa is gorgeous! Or are you made because it doesn't have one of these high hoods that everyone else is doing?
      • 5 Years Ago
      In any case, it looks purrty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's an Alfa. You HAVE to love it or you aren't areal enthusiast.
      btw, it's not that ugly. I think i like it :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now THAT is one ugly car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car has a beautiful body but an ugly face.
        • 5 Years Ago
        misshapen, odd proportions, too long. it's like a mito someone re-sized improperly in photoshop.
      • 2 Years Ago
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