Every car has its own story. The story of 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia starts in the early 1960s. Back than Alfa Romeo started, for the first time in history of mainstream car production, a project which would involve a powerful engine in a lightweight chassis. Everything started with the series 105.
Many years later there was a plan to reinvent “Giulia”. It looked like a “cold case” for this new version, until the new story unveiled itself in the January issue of the “Car magazine”, by no one else then the Alfa Romeo’s CEO Harald Wester.
The catch is that the project has been put on ice since 2011. Nobody knew why, nobody asked. It came out that the project has been sent back to a drawing board and not only for cosmetic changes but to develop the all new rear wheel drive in cooperation with Maserati.
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior and Interior
There isn’t much to say about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia exterior, because they still keep it a secret. From a couple of spy photos we could only see that it is going to be a bit shorter and narrower than its bigger relatives.
What is obvious about the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia interior, from that first (sometimes wrong) impression is that wide, beautifully carved central console, with the navigation screen popping out from the top of the dashboard.
I can only imagine the final version of a car and that fine leather and wood over this console. There are certainly going to be a lot of modifications in the design until that final release.
Engine of 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia
There are going to be a couple of versions of 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia engine. First version is certainly a weakest one, 1.75 liter turbocharged inline 4 with 200 HP.
Second version will have a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine with 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Both of them will be available in 8 or 9 speed automatic transmission and RWD.
Third version is going to be a GTA model, similar engine to Maserati Ghibli, but built by Ferrari.
It is going to be a twin turbocharged 3.0 liter V6 engine with 500 HP and up to 500 lb-ft of torque. As the transmission is considered, it is going to have a 9 speed automatic gearbox with RWD.
Suspension design is going to have an active-roll control, with automatic dumper and springs adjustment in corners and over extreme surfaces. Additional active damping system could allow the driver to adjust the ride and handling even further.
With standard equipment you are going to get even the switchable DNA program, taken from MiTo and Giulietta, which can change the steering weight and accelerator response.
The company is planning to release a turbo diesel version later on, only for European markets.
With having all this information presented to us, the first and only thing to notice is that, this is going to be the most powerful Alfa Romeo ever manufactured!
After the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia release in 2015, we expect the announcement of the new Giulietta release in 2016. Which is too, going to switch to RWD, and AWD for later bigger models.
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Release Date and Price
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia release date and price are not yet certain. The rumor says that it is going to be released somewhere in the fourth quarter of 2015. Some of the British dealers are already speculating about the price. They are all almost sure that it is not going to go above 45, 000 dollars.
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