Alfa Giulia Base-02

Hello, Giulia! Images of the Alfa Romeo Giulia have surfaced on the Net ahead of an expected debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Haven’t we seen the Giulia already? That was the high-performance 510 hp Giulia Quadrifoglio that was unveiled to much fanfare in June 2015; this is the standard Giulia that Alfa hopes will bring in the numbers.

Still looks good, doesn’t it? The normal Giulia loses the Quadrifoglio’s assortment of vents and scoops (at the sides of the front bumper, on the bonnet, ‘gills’ on the front wings), does without the sports sedan’s body extensions (front lip, sills, spoiler) and has two less pipes and no mega diffuser, but much that was good on the M3-chaser is present – in a classier package that appears slimmer.

This writer prefers the pared-down look of the normal Giulia, how about you?

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This trio of images show off three sets of wheels with very different designs – multi-spoke, turbine and classic Alfa telephone-dial style. A glass roof is also visible in the rear shot. Carscoops reports that the rear-wheel drive Alfa will be powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine in 180 hp, 250 hp and 330 hp states of tune; and a 2.2 litre diesel offered in 135 hp, 180 hp and 210 hp form. We’ll know for sure soon enough.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) boss Sergio Marchionne has said that the Giulia will enter production this month, after an initial delay. More on FCA’s revised plan for Alfa Romeo, which contains abandoned targets and product rollout delays, here.


GALLERY: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio