The long wait was finally over for Alfa Romeo enthusiasts when the new Giulia recently hit the U.S. market. Not only did it hit the ground running, outselling the 4C, but it also doubled the sales of the Italian brand in the U.S. market. With about 52 cars sold last month, the future looks bright for the leading Italian brand.
With only 480 cars sold in the U.S. in 2016, the 4C is an exclusive automobile from an exclusive brand. This does not look to be the case for the Giulia which hit the markets in December 2016. The numbers show that their sales are expected to quickly accelerate, even as Alfa Romeo continues to be an exclusive driver’s car for real aficionados.
The Outstanding Alfa Romeo Giulia
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia can come with a superb twin-turbocharged, direct-injected 2.9-liter V6 engine that provides an unmatched 505 hp at 6500 rpm. The 19-inch Pirelli rubber wheels allow it to remain stable in the toughest turns and at the highest speeds. The carbon fiber hood and roof make the vehicle light and sturdy, while the chassis is both agile and stable.
The powerful brakes are 15.4”at the front and 14.2” at the back, allowing the Giulia to go from 60 to zero mph in just 102 feet. The performance of the brakes isn’t affected by how long or how heavily you need to step on that pedal, making this beast a reliable partner on the road, even outperforming the Porsche 911 GT3.
Alfa Romeo remains a respected name in the U.S. market, along with reaching almost legendary status in Europe. It looks set to take the country by storm.
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