As the lesser known of the Italian Big 3 auto manufacturers, Alfa Romeo has a sterling 115-year history of creating and selling fine automobiles. Always an innovator, Alfa has been the first to market with many innovative automotive technological developments over the years. From a double cam engine to electronic fuel injection and variable valve timing, the cars they produce have embraced a forward-thinking ethos.
The new Giulietta Hatchback joins the illustrious history of the nameplate and is a new line aimed squarely at some of the company’s biggest European and American competitors. It is a premium 5-door hatch, but the rear entry doors have hidden handles and smooth lines, making it look like a sleek 3-door. The sleek lines, well-situated headlights, cavernous grille, and sweeping profile all combine to make the car an attractive and sporty choice.
Continuing the upscale feel, the interior sports a luxurious fit and finish with a functional and easy to use touchscreen entertainment system. This new hatch maintains the tactile, charismatic Alfa individuality but wraps it all up in a package that usurps the VW Golf and small American hatches.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the Hatchback to buy
The Giulietta comes with a variety of upgrades and options and six solid engine choices, with diesel and petrol available. Even the base models offer responsive performance and great gas mileage, and the optional motors are excellent in drivability and power.
The Giulietta scored a full five stars in Euro NCAP crash safety assessments, and options like cruise control and rear parking sensors can make for an even more accommodating driving experience. With the sporty Veloce trim, the motor is bumped up to 240 horsepower. Along with the upgraded exhaust and brakes, optional Alcantara leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Bluetooth connectivity, it feels like a modern and sporty car – especially at its price point.