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Sedan But Not Sedate –Americans Are Smitten By The Italian Charms Of The Alfa Romeo Giulia!

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The first thing you notice about the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is its unusually striking appearance. Italian styling has lent incredible sophistication to this sports sedan, a body style that’s almost boringly predictable nowadays. And though this new bambino on the block is not about to dislodge the three elite kingpins within this segment – BMW 3 Series, Mercedes Benz C Class and the Audi A4 – anytime soon, it’s unique, European styling is making news and turning heads in the American auto market that isn’t very familiar with the Alfa Romeo brand quite yet.

“I have fallen hard for its Italian charms,” says Lawrence Ulrich from The Drive. “The Alfa’s corset-waisted design isn’t unconventional, yet it’s all so unfamiliar — from that pavement-sniffing triangular grill to those Italian swells and curves — that the Giulia nearly comes off as exotic. Again and again, jaded passersby stop what they were doing when they spot the Alfa, firing off questions and reactions—What kind of car is that? Whoa, that’s a beautiful car — that aren’t often elicited by a sedan, let alone one that costs less than $50,000. People weren’t always sure what the Alfa was, but they sure as hell liked it. It’s the closest thing to a four-door Ferrari that you’ll ever experience, yet people can actually afford one.”

The romance being associated with the Alfa Romeo Giulia begins with its name. Legend has it that when the 1900 series was introduced by Alfa in the 1950s, an Italian journalist commented that he was seeing a lot of Romeos but no Giuliettas (Juliet, in Italian). Taking that comment on board, Alfa Romeo named a series of smaller cars they introduced as Giulietta, and later on, shortened the name to Giulia.

With rear-wheel drive and powerful engines, the new Giulia offers exceptional performance and a satisfyingly feisty handling. The rimless headlamps elongate the vehicle’s silhouette and creates an illusion of smooth elegance. The aero-spoke wheels, with tantalizing glimpses of bright red brake blocks, suggests lightness and power. The use of aluminum in the bodywork also reduces the weight factor and makes the machine operationally more efficient. Built on a new rear-wheel drive platform, the Giulia is the first to gain from a range overhaul that will further improve the performance and handling of Alfa Romeo’s full line-up.

In USA, the Giulia is available in 3 trims to start with: the Base Trim, Ti Trim and the Quadrifoglio Trim.

Base Trim

With a nod to Alfa Romeo’s racing heritage, the Giulia (Base Trim) represents a new breed of premium sport sedans. With elegant lines, a proportional design and harmonious elements, the optimally balanced weight distribution and rear-wheel-drive layout combine to deliver a truly exhilarating driving experience.

Giulia Exterior

 17-Inch 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels

• Bi-Xenon Headlamps with LED Daytime

• Running Lamps and Tail lamps

• Back Up Camera with Rear Park Sensors

• Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips

• Aluminum Window Surrounds

Giulia Interior

• Leather Seats

• Alfa DNA Drive Mode System

• 7-Inch Thin Film Transistor Cluster Display

• Passive Entry

• Remote Vehicle Start

 

Ti Trim

The Giulia Ti delivers top performance, epitomizing the power and prestige of a luxury sport sedan. Rear-wheel drive helps optimize handling at high speeds by offering more grip during acceleration and on corners. And when coupled with the available innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive system, The Giulia Ti offers superior handling in nearly every condition.

Giulia Ti Exterior

• 18-Inch Polished Double Y-Spoke Aluminum Wheels

• Front and Rear Park Assist System71

• Bi-Xenon Headlamps

• Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips

• Chrome Window Surrounds

Giulia Ti Interior

• Heated Front Seats

• Heated Steering Wheel

• Genuine Dark Gray Oak Wood Interior Trim

• 8.8-Inch Widescreen Color Display with Bluetooth Streaming Audio, AM/FM Radio and MP3 Player

• SiriusXM Satellite Radio with One Year of Service Included

• Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles

 

Quadrifoglio Trim

The top-of-the-line Quadrifoglio (meaning, four-leaf clover) is fitted with all the features that identify a high-performance sports sedan. The vehicle is equipped with an Alfa DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector, which allows drivers to customize their experience by choosing from Race, Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency modes. The stylized instrument panel and driver cockpit ensure everything is within easy reach. Wrapped in ultra-premium leather and Alcantara, the bespoke look is highlighted by authentic carbon fiber, aluminum and accent stitching. For surround sound listening enjoyment, the standard 900-watt Harman Kardon Audio System comes with 14 speakers for a more immersive experience.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Exterior Options

• 19″ Dark Tecnico Wheels

• Calipers Gloss Black W/White Script

• Calipers Gloss Yellow W/Black Script

• 19″ 5-Hole Bright Wheels

• 19″ 5-Hole Dark Wheels

Quadrifoglio Interior Options

• Quadrifoglio Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel

• Seats W/Red Stitching

• Seats W/White And Green Stitching

• Seats W/Dark Gray Stitching

• Sparco Leather/Alcantara Race Seats

 

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