Alfa Romeo Giulia 2016 review

As the next salvo in Alfa Romeo’s invasion of these shores, the brand-new Giulia pushes all the right buttons. It has sensuous and shapely sheetmetal, and—like a good Italian—the curves and creases are in all the right places. Powertrains aren’t yet confirmed, but expect rear-wheel drive with a non-turbo V-6, a turbo four, and a top-spec model—called “Quadrifoglio”—which will boast a twin-turbo V-6 making more than 500 hp. Look for the Giulia in showrooms in the first half of 2016.

Alfa Romeo has revealed the long-awaited replacement for the 159 - the Giulia. The Italian brand is hoping to rival the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE with the new Giulia which goes on sale in spring 2016. Prices have yet to be announced but expect it to cost from around £22,000.

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.

Sporty features such as carbon fibre trim throughout and a push-button engine start mark the car out from small executive rivals. The tall centre console is a result of its rear-wheel-drive layout.

Exact prices have not been announced, and we’ll have to wait until next year for finalised specs for the diesel and lesser petrol models, but a spokesperson has confirmed the hot QV version will cost from £53,000 in Germany. A lightweight version, with carbon fibre roof and bonnet, ceramic brakes and racing seats, will start at £66,000.