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Old 02-08-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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The Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be quieter and better-riding than a VW Golf, and more agile than a Ford Focus, according to its makers.

The all-new five-door hatchback will be launched at Geneva next month, and is the first Alfa model to utilise a new compact chassis.


As a result, Alfa is already claiming European class supremacy in handling, steering feel, performance-to-weight, ride comfort, NVH and safety, according to Matteo Benedetto, the Giulietta project manager.

For comparison tests, Alfa engineers chose the model they feel marks the “sweet spot” in the range, the 170bhp turbocharged MultiAir 1.4 litre with twin-clutch paddle-shift gearbox.

Priced similarly to VW Golf’s range, the Giulietta is likely to follow the same three-tier line-up (Touring, Lusso and Veloce) as the Mito, though there will be an even zippier 1.8-litre, 235 bhp Cloverleaf version at the very top. Most models will be in British showrooms by June.

The new chassis on which the Giulietta is based is also earmarked for a range of Fiat-Chrysler group vehicles that will eventually include sports cars, 4x4 saloons and SUVs.

Fiat Group chief, Sergio Marchionne, says the Alfa marque’s prospect of being launched in the US depend heavily on whether the Giulietta achieves its European targets first.

He is determined that the car, whose name was changed from Milano at the last minute after a dispute with Milanese workers, will reinstate the marque’s reputation for fine handling and performance.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Not bad looking at all...........
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
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better then when?
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:15 PM   #4
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That car should be here now!!
Make mine red!!!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:17 PM   #5
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whoa ... i might finally buy something from chrysler ??
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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It certainly looks better than the Golf and Focus.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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Too bad Alfa could not have done better.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:44 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'd take one.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:04 PM   #9
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"The Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be quieter and better-riding than a VW Golf, and more agile than a Ford Focus, according to its makers"

read the BOLD part
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:33 PM   #10
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"The Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be quieter and better-riding than a VW Golf, and more agile than a Ford Focus, according to its makers"

read the BOLD part
Well who else is going to be claiming this on a car yet to be released? Durrr.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:41 PM   #11
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That car should be here now!!
Make mine red!!!!
Let's hope it does well in Europe first. Otherwise, we may not see it over here (according to Fiat's CEO).
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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very nice
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #13
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That's a sharp looking Alfa!
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:27 PM   #14
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they werent to fond of it on top gear last night
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thats really good looking. I'd get one.
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they werent to fond of it on top gear last year
Fixed. And it wasn't the same car. They reviewed the MiTo, Alfa's micro car. The Giulietta is quite bigger, and I personally think it gorgeous.

That ep is already almost a year old by the time it makes it to the US on BBC America. (I did watch it also).

However, the MiTo was the best of the three cars they presented.

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wow. i like. i want to park that next to my subie.
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They shrunk an '07 Tribeca.
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New Hotness!
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Put the headlights on it from the 159 and I'll eat the corn out of it's ****.
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Just like the Ford and GM, Chrysler will probably want to re-design it, re-badge and claim it as there own creation.
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psssst subaru take note of the tail lights!

i like it.
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