The much anticipated new Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon will arrive in Ireland at the end of November.

Drivers can choose between four engine variants (two petrol and two diesel), all of which are paired to a new ZF® eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.

The full engine range includes a 2.2 litre JTD diesel (150 or 180hp), a 2.0 litre 200hp turbo petrol and a range topping 2.9 litre V6 Bi-turbo for the Giulia Quadrifoglio with 510hp.  

Petrol Giulia’s will start at €40,395, while diesels will start at €39,995.

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia will be available in five trim levels – Giulia, Super, Super Sport, Super Lux and the top of the range Quadrifoglio – with 13 different exterior colour options.

A host of safety systems will be standard across the range including Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The Giulia has been awarded a five star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, a chrome exhaust, aluminium brake calipers,  UConnect™ 6.5-inch display infotainment system with rotary pad control, Bluetooth connectivity and an eight speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, Alfa™ D.N.A. rotary driving mode selector, 3.5-inch TFT colour display, rear parking sensors, automatic light/rain sensors, cruise control, and leather steering wheel with controls including ignition start button.

‘Super’ trim includes an exclusive alloy wheel design, chromed exterior window surrounds and on the 2.2 litre JTD 180hp diesel, dual chrome exhaust tips. Inside, the Giulia Super features Alfa Romeo’s new UConnect™ 8.8-inch 3D navigation system with integrated maps, split screen function and DAB radio,. There’s also an electro-chromic auto-dimming rear view mirror, a 7-inch TFT display, aluminium door sills as well as leather and cloth seat trims available in three colour options.

Drivers wanting an even sportier presence on the road can upgrade to the Giulia Super Sport. From the outside, enhancements include 18-inch alloy wheels, painted brake calipers, dark tinted privacy glass and distinctive 25W Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs. Inside the leather seats are available in three colour options, and there’s a sports leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals, brushed aluminium effect centre console and door moulding inserts, and steering column-mounted gear shift paddles.

The Giulia Super Lux has a rear view camera, adaptive cruise control, power folding exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, 25W Bi-Xenon headlights and 18-inch ‘Luxury’ design alloy wheels.

For a limited time both the Super Sport and Super Lux trims are available for an additional €171 over the comparable Super version.

The range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio has a list price of €99,945 and is powered by a new 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, with an eight-speed paddle shift automatic transmission as standard. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of more than 307km/h, with emissions of 189g/km.

Standard specification will include 19-inch Quadrifoglio alloy wheels, a front sports bumper with Alfa™ Active Aero splitter, a sporty rear bumper with functional diffuser and distinctive quad tailpipe sports exhaust system. It also features Alfa™ Active Suspension, Torque Vectoring and D.N.A. Pro selector with race mode, power folding exterior mirrors, 35W Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS technology, front and rear parking sensors and a rear view camera with dynamic gridlines.

Interior highlights include Quadrifoglio sports seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara, an exclusive Quadrifoglio sports steering wheel with red ignition button, Alfa Romeo’s new UConnect™ 8.8-inch 3D navigation system, dual-zone climate control, automatic light/rain sensors and cruise control with speed limiter.

Orders can now be taken at Alfa Romeo dealerships nationwide with the first models due to arrive in showrooms in November 2016.

Caroline Kidd