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Mike Stevens | Dec, 18 2014 | 7 Comments

Alfa Romeo’s updated Giulietta hatch, revealed late in 2013 and launched in Europe earlier this year, has now touched down in Australia.

Styling is largely unchanged, with minor exterior updates joined by a significantly refreshed cabin, new features and greater ride refinement.

The changes have also seen pricing climb back toward the $30,000 mark however, with the range now kicking off from $29,000.

The Giulietta range has been streamlined for the new model year, with the diesel model deleted in a move to focus on the stronger-selling petrol range.

Six-speed manual and twin-clutch auto transmissions are again available with the Giulietta, although the entry-level ‘Progressive’ can be had in manual form only.

 

Powertrains

The Giulietta range is again offered with a pair of 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engines, although the 2.0 litre diesel option is no longer available.

Powering the entry-level ‘Progression’ model is an 88kW/215Nm unit, matched to a six-speed manual exclusively.

Fuel consumption is listed at 6.4 l/100km, and Alfa promises a relatively swift 0-100km/h time of 9.2 seconds.

Upgrading to the ‘Distinctive’ trim with its ‘MultiAir’ engine boosts power to 125kW and 250Nm, cutting the 0-100km/h time to 7.6 seconds but also reducing fuel consumption to 5.7 l/100km.

Six-speed manual and six-speed twin-clutch auto transmissions are available with the Distinctive.

 

Features

New features include Fiat Chrysler’s ‘UConnect’ infotainment system, boasting a 5.0 inch colour display in standard kit and a 6.5 inch display when combined with satellite navigation.

The addition of UConnect adds enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, wireless music streaming and hands-free SMS reading, while the satellite navigation option includes 3D birdseye-view maps, intelligent route guidance and a one-step destination entry function with voice command.

Alfa also promises a more premium feel in the Giulietta’s cabin, which gains new door-trim panels and a refreshed take on the brand’s shield-style steering wheel design.

There’s also redesigned seats for the new model year, claimed to be more comfortable and ‘more enveloping’. Leather trim with heating can also be had.

Lastly, Alfa Romeo says it has improved insulation to the cabin, promising a quieter and more relaxed space.

On the outside, the Giulietta gets an updated form of Alfa’s shield grille, along with revised fog light bezels up front and new 16-inch alloy wheels.

Features breakdown:

Progression

  • 5.0-inch touchscreen with Uconnect infotainment system with steering wheel controls and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • New steering wheel design that incorporates Alfa ‘Shield’
  • Cutting-edge sound-proofing across the vehicle
  • Newly designed seats that offer more support and comfort
  • New seat fabrics with matching dashboard, door and central tunnel inserts
  • Rear-parking sensors
  • Five-star safety
  • Darkened headlamp surrounds
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Alfa Romeo DNA driving selector
  • Rear electric windows
  • Air-conditioning
  • LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lights
  • VDC stability control and Alfa Romeo's electronic Q2 differential
  • Distinctive

Distinctive

  • Exclusive 16-inch turbine-design alloy wheels and chrome-effect mirrors
  • 5.0-inch screen (can be optioned with 6.5-inch Nav system with 3D mapping)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • New supple leather seats with heating, memory function and electrical adjustment as standard
  • Electric folding side mirrors
  • New steering wheel design that incorporates Alfa ‘Shield’ and new rear arm rest
  • Cutting edge sound-proofing across the vehicle
  • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, chrome-rimmed foglights, darkened headlamp surrounds
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Alfa Romeo dual-zone automatic climate control with rear airducts
  • Chrome DLO (side window) surround
  • Five-star safety
  • Alfa Romeo DNA driving selector
  • LED daytime running lights, LED tail-lights
  • VDC stability control and Alfa Romeo's electronic Q2 differential
 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

Prices for the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta start from $29,000 for the Progression trim level, and $33,000 for Distinctive trim level.

 

2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

Alfa Romeo has also confirmed this week that its updated 173kW Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde hot hatch, revealed earlier this year, will make its Australian debut in February.

Stay tuned to TMR for our 'first drive' review.

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