Well it has been years now but we finally have something solid to work on about the release of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Italians have been teasing and speculating for years now about when the model might come back. It took it so far that we even though that there was no chance that we were ever going to see the revival of this brand. Luckily, in 2015, the Italian automaker managed to reveal and show to the world the model which is going to get its release date this year and be available for sale next year.
The models is developed with a rear-wheel drive and is meant to combat such vehicles as BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in its respective segments. But this is an important news as Giulia makes a return to its roots by being offered as a RWD model. Alfa Romeo also is also going to start first with a high performance model, dubbed the QV, which is going to rival the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 and BMW M3 models first than anything else.
As the base version is still under development, it is interesting that we are going to get a high powered version first. It usually goes the other way around but that only means that Alfa Romeo is planning something spectacular for its release that comes later this year. The Quadrifoglio Verde is a great competitor to its rivals particularly as with some great specs comes in a lither form than any other competing vehicle.
The newly released pictures come form the Los Angeles Auto Show where we were able to witness the first showcasing of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and it is what prompted this review to come in motion, keep reading so you get to find out the latest scoop about this model.
The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has taken an interesting direction in terms of its exterior redesign. First of all, as the new Dodge Charger has been made available for European markets it introduced a lot of new ideas and concept, which are going to be utilized here. That is way we get a front fascia that does not look like anything ever seen or produced by Alfa Romeo company. It has some sleek headlamps which are made to extend towards the split intake which is positioned down below. The model manages to keep the traditional shield-shaped grille that many Alfa Romeo models had before it as it combines pretty well with the aggressive hood design.
The back side does not offer any radical changes as the front side, but does mange to keep the same level of aggressiveness. The tailgates are a reminiscence of the 2006 Alfa 159 model, and everything else around it has been designed in a sporty way. There is a subtle spoiler placed on top of the trunk lid behind and there is a beefy looking bumper where a larger diffuser is placed as well.
The inside of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is simple and sporty, which is what was expected for the interior of the car. It is driver orientated, like any sports car on the market, and has the dash which features an enormous instrument cluster and an infotainment screen as well. The size of the buttons and knobs is minimal so to say as it tries to make it cleaner and easier to control.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia does not feature the wrap around dashboard design that many of the contemporary vehicles have which is an interesting thing about this design. The QV trim is going to add a lot of premium features in order to enhance its model. These include Alcantara leather that is going to wrap not only the seats in, but also the wheel as well. Contrast stitching is seen on the dashboard, door panels and armrests as well.
Under the hood of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is where all the magic happens and where the competition has to start watching out for its production. The standard version uses a of gasoline and diesel engines which are aimed to offer a blend of performance and fuel efficiency. The QV trim on the other hand has been upgraded with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that has been co-developed with Ferrari. The enables the car to reach 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, making it the strongest factory build Alfa Romeo car. The 0-60 mph performance is measured at 3.8 seconds while its top speed is at 191 mph.
Release date and price
Currently the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is being priced around 79,000 euro – about $89,000. This makes it one of the priciest car in its segment but a very worthy one. The release date is set for next year while the QV starts sales by the end of this year.