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2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

One of the most desirable set of cars that have arrived onto the scene recently could well be the new Alfa Romeo Giulia sedans.  I say desirable because they’ve got all the beautiful Italian styling of the already present and potent Giulia Quadrifoglio; and they are quick in their own right, albeit substantially off the pace of the storming Quadrifoglio with 375 kW.  However, these two Giulias would be the ones I’d be looking to get into as an everyday driver.  Let’s take a closer look.

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

First of all, let’s look at the Giulia Sport.  When you take one of the 2021 Giulia Sport sedans for a drive, you’ll find them to be comfortable and very well balanced, offering a nimble chassis with sure-footed handling.  Sitting on gorgeous 19-Inch 5-hole dark alloys, the grip on the road always feels superb.  You’re sitting in a sports leather driver’s seat with 6-way electrical adjustment and a power bolster for very nice comfort and support.  The view out over the bonnet is exciting, and you can adjust yourself into a superbly low-down driving position that’s feels great.  Under the bonnet of the new Giulia Sport lies a 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine that puts out 147 kW of power and 330 Nm of torque.  While these figures may not look like much, the way the engine delivers the nice responsive grunt is delightful.  You can sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than seven seconds (6.6 sec claimed) and run onto a swift 230 km/h top speed.  That sort of performance is more than enough in the real world of speed limits and school runs, and when you do want to stretch the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport’s legs, the car is more than willing to comply.  This is the least expensive Giulia variant, yet the Sport is a loaded cabin with all the right equipment present as standard features.  A heated sports steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, an 8.8-inch touchscreen colour display with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electric windows, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, an Alfa DNA System with special driver modes, touches of aluminium interior trim, aluminium sports pedals, privacy glass on the rear side windows and rear windscreen, active cruise control, Traffic Sign Recognition, a wireless charging pad and a sweet sounding audio system are all features you’ll find on-board.  And can you find a more suave looking sedan?

The other Alfa Romeo Giulia model slots nicely between the Sport and the Quadrifoglio variants and is called the Veloce.  There is a bit more power under the hood, thanks to the 2.0-litre Turbo petrol afforded more liberty in the power stakes, where the power output peaks at 206 kW and the torque is a lovely, lusty 400 Nm.  This combination is exceptionally good on paper and out on the road.  So, if you can stretch to a bit more cash outlay, then the Veloce is a special road car with enough punch to see off the 0-100 km/h dash in less than six seconds (5.7 seconds claimed) and run out to a top speed of 240 km/h.  This is an exciting car to drive, and as with any of the new Giulias, their stylish looks are some of the best in class (the best in my opinion).  The Veloce model gets all of the Sport features and then a few more bits that include: the more powerful 2.0-litre motor, Alfa’s active suspension, a Q2 limited slip differential, unique sports leather upholstered front seats, heated front and rear seats, 8-way memory front seats, 35W Bi-Xenon Headlamps with AFLS and Auto High Beam, an air quality system, headlight washers, a leather upholstered dashboard an an upper door and central armrest.

Recording an overall score of 98 per cent, the Alfa Romeo Giulia achieved a 5-star ANCAP safety rating with strong performance across all four key areas of assessment.  This crash test rating applies to all 2.0 litre petrol Giulia variants, and makes it a very safe luxury-sports sedan.

Standard on both the Giulia Sport and Giulia Veloce is the gorgeous black leather sports seating package.  The dash design is one of the nicest and most interesting to look at, and there is the option of tan or red sports leather interiors as well.  If you haven’t experienced a Giulia interior, then make sure you do because they are very attractive!

There are some other options available to make your new Giulia sedan even more special.  For instance, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio with 900 W output with a special ambient lighting programme, a panoramic sunroof, and yellow or black brake callipers are some of the options.

I make no mistake when I suggest that these are one of the best and most stylish sport-luxury drives out there.  A new Alfa Romeo Giulia does make you feel special, and there are few cars that look quite as good and go quite as quickly as one of these.

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia models include the:

  • Giulia Sport
  • Giulia Veloce
  • Giulia Quadrifoglio (375 kW, 600 Nm, 0-100 km/h in 3.9 sec, top speed 307 km/h)

For any more information on the new Alfa Romeo Giulia, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Alfa Romeo dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!