• Apr 3rd 2010 at 4:54PM
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta – Click above to jump to the online configurator

With the new Giulietta now out in the open, Alfa Romeo's attention is turning to its big brother. Set to replace the 159 sometime next year, the highly-anticipated nuova Giulia promises to improve on the outgoing sedan's lackluster driving dynamics.

Based on Alfa's variable C/D platform, the Giulia is tipped to get a McPherson front suspension with a twin-link rear setup. As with the Alfa 159, the Giulia is expected to be front-drive, with the trick Q4 all-wheel-drive system available as an option, hooked up to a variety of turbodiesel and MultiAir gasoline engines.

Unlike the MiTo and Giulietta, both of which are hatchback-only, the Giulia promises both four-door sedan and five-door wagons as part of the mix. The tantalizing end of the range, however, is tipped to include an in-house GTA model – with at least 300 horsepower, all-wheel drive and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – and a lightweight, front-drive version with 350 horsepower to be co-developed with famed Alfa tuner Autodelta.

We'll have to wait to see if the speculation proves accurate – and, for that matter, if the car will take its design cues from the 8C Competizione, the Bertone Pandion or the Pininfarina 2uettottanta. But in the meantime, you're invited to tinker around with the online configurator that Alfa just launched for the Giulietta hatchback, where you'll find you can order it in any color you want, as long as it's a shade of gray.

[Source: CAR magazine]

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      Alfa Romeo Will have more product here in 2012. The Giulietta compact sedan is apparently going to be built at the chrysler Belvidere plant in July 2012 either under its own name or as a dodge yet to be determined. Alfa underpinnings will remain as part of the c-evo chassis. It will replace caliber and nitro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the grill is ugly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ugly or not, at least everybody out there including my wife will know what it is, at least after someone tells them for the first time; they will not forget. My wife can still pick out an Alfa Romeo spider pretty easily and knows what it is and that car hasn't been sold in Canada for ages.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      There's a good chance Fiat may use this car's platform to make the next generation FWD Chrysler cars. Either that or their version of the GM Epsilon platform (Which was a joint venture I believe). It's gotta be since those are the only two they have that are the right size for the job.

      We may not get this exact car, but we'll get a reasonable facsimile.
      • 5 Years Ago
      mmmm, alfa, yeah I like those
      • 5 Years Ago
      We need this car in the US I'm tired of looking at Golfs all day Please!
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      The summary of the forthcoming Guilia is encouraging, especially the rumored 7-speed FWD dual clutch automatic capable of handling 300 Horsepower in a FWD configuration. That will differ from the current FIAT C635 dual dry clutch 6-speed DCT It will have to be a dual wet clutch design to handle the heat buildup. Perhaps the Chrysler 6 & 7-speed dual wet clutch DCT is not dead, and may be resurrected. I know Chrysler needs it in both FWD format, and in a hefty RWD format for the FWD minivans, and the RWD 300C and the the Rams.

      But it is certain that that platform will be used here in America as a the D-Evo or "Compact Wide" platform that Chrysler is using to build the next new Avenger/Sebring in 2012. The Guilia may actually have a Pentastar V6 providing for that 300 Hp; and Marchionne has indicated that Chrysler factories will build at least some of the big Alfas and Lancias on Chrysler assembly lines, depending on exchange rates. Right now that favors NAFTA manufacture for the Fiat 159 (Guilia), and 169 replacements, and the Lancia Flavia and Flamina.

      • 4 Years Ago
      This is awesome, hopefully it arrive Malaysia (Asia) soon. Bring it on!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If Alfas actually make it to the US, I will totally forgive 0bama for bailing out Chrysler. I won't forgive him for anything else, but I will forgive him for the Chrylser bailout. But that's only if Alfas are actually sold here. If Fiat weasels out of bringing Alfas here, then I'll go back to opposing the bailout.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just two words: Bring it!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think that the grill is a bit strange, but overall, I think the giulietta is beautiful. I would definitely consider buying this car if it was available in the US. I'm also looking forward to seeing the new Giulia GTA model, even though I won't be able to buy it.
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