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  • Sergio Marchionne together with John Elkann kept on insisting until last week that FCA and GM might cooperate in the future to create economies of scale. Mary Barra, CEO of GM, however, said a while ago […]

  • This Maserati Ghibli – of which spotters claim there’s an undeniable V8-roar coming from the exhausts – has been driving around for a while already in Italy. Visually the extra huge brake calipers stand out […]

  • The event “500 Day” which started at the presentation of the new Fiat 500 last Friday evening was a big success. The 58th birthday of the 500 was loaded with attention. All eyes of the international press were […]

  • The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has been spotted in Germany at the Nordschleife (pictures). The developers are not keeping everything a secret anymore after the launch two weeks ago. In Italy this most […]

  • No words needed. Just watch the video and be overwhelmed. This, apparently, is how you do a proper car introduction.

    httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvZ-JRBaBRM

    • Bella conzone! Bella machina!

      Congratulations Sergio for a job well done.

      Good Luck!!

    • What is of utmost importance now is that customers who buy an Alfa are satisfied with the after-care from the dealers.
      Unfortunately, here in the UK, they have given the marque a bad name in the past.
      Can’t wait for a GT version now!!

  • The Alfa Romeo Giulia has caused/is causing quite the stir at the moment. It’s obvious that the new daring design language divides opinions. The majority loves it, others say it’s high treason and despise the […]

    • Love it – unlike the previous jewels (156, 147) that sold like hotcakes for 3 years before fading dramatically. This design is not revolutionary, but can evolve by subtle touches, and could help Alfa maintain its sales on the long run… something that never happened since 15 years and caused a lot of financial trouble. Technically, it’s a blast – they really dared to contest the current supremacy, which feels fantastic!

    • Totally agree with you. I do not believe Alfa is incapable of coming up with something totally defying the norm and capture die hard Alfisti hearts. The main goal now is to establish a commercially sustainable base to a wider customer base on which to grow sales to then fund the more exotic models. To lure the uninitiated, or otherwise doubtful masses, Alfa might have needed a more conservative approach. In a way, I feel is a good opportunity to show that Alfa is in every way as good if not better than its German contemporaries, by their own rules, and then on that basis, put its foot down on the gas and accelerate away in the next phase with Italian flare.

    • In this segment if now 1 in 3 is either a BMW 3, a MB C class, or an AUDI A4. Imagine if Giulia can capture a quarter of the market by offering comparable performance and just enough distinction to be considered an alternative by this current group of buyers, that would have been quite a commercial feat.

      @Midelectric, i have exactly the same thought as you on Lancia! FCA has a wealth of marques with wonderful heritage to play with. with car designs looking more alike and global nowadays, after they run out of ideas with retro offering like the Fiat 500, they ought to be tapping into marques relaunching as a brand differentiation marketing strategy. I feel electric or hybrid might be the perfect launch pad for Lancia. I would love to see some more creative projects e.g. how about reviving some of the older 70s 80s boxy Fiats like the 124 with a modern shell and electric motors? would be perfect for low emission downtown car pooling for short journeys.

    • @Midelectric & @Kevin:
      I cannot agree more with you about Lancia: FCA should use it as a laboratory for new and future technologies.
      Just imagine a Delta with an electric or even hydrogen/fuel-cell engine…
      Lancia should/could compete with Audi and Volvo the same way AR competes with BMW and Mercedes.

  • The Alfa Romeo Giulia was launched in Arese yesterday, as the entire world probably knows by now. The car that was photographed two days ago really was the actual thing, as we’d expected. The aggressive yet […]

    • I guess this is the front end of the GTA and other care will have a less “wild” front end…

    • I think some of the criticism is a little unfair. Cars like the 156 and 159 set a high standard for beautiful designs. However this is the first of the new Alfa’s so it needed a new design language. This Giulia ain’t pretty, but I think on the road it will have presence and an attitude that a more elegant solution might have lacked. After all many of the Alfa’s from the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s weren’t beautiful either, but many of them were still great cars. The 164 for example looked quite derivative in some ways, but was still more stylish than rivals

    • Nice, thanks will look great sitting next to my GTV6 in the garage. Bravo Alfa Romeo

    • It would be interesting if we take a readers’ poll here how many think the Giulia looks pretty enough for them to actually consider it as a comparable alternative to say a BMW, and write a cheque for it, and how many are from FCA’s target major markets, like the U.S. Non-discriminating, and purely subjective and for curiosity.
      Afterall this important Alfa is as much about commercial success as it is for branding.
      It would give an interesting indication on whether FCA had made a correct commercial decision regarding its looks and appeal.

    • If I am not mistaken, the 159 too was criticised for being too german looking, after the gorgeous 156.
      I am waiting to see basic versions and information about it… but I’ll probably go for the Giulietta’s successor to replace my Mito when the time comes.

  • @Nils That’s when the press pictures will be revealed (as we’ve stated in this article).

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  • @RobertGT You know what we mean. Press pictures will give us a much better idea. If what you’re saying were true, then almost nobody would be able to judge the LaFerrari, Huayra,… As very few get the chance to see those in real life.

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  • There is no streaming unfortunately Michael, confirmed by Alfa Romeo.

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    13:01 The big day is finally here. Four more hours and the renaissance of Alfa Romeo by means of the entirely new D-segment Giulia becomes a fact. We will be bringing live coverage from Arese and one of our […]

    • There is no streaming unfortunately Michael, confirmed by Alfa Romeo.

    • Official AlfaRomeoPress-Site says: WORLD PREVIEW ALFA ROMEO – REVEAL AT 7 PM! http://www.alfaromeopress.com/press/article/117020

    • @Nils That’s when the press pictures will be revealed (as we’ve stated in this article).

    • We’ve been waiting for so long… we can wait a few more hours to see it. :-)
      One of the data I’m waiting for is its weight…

    • Che brutta! 😯

    • If all versions are below 1500kg, even turbo-diesel V6 versions, then 4cyl petrol will be very light… :-)

    • Think they played it too safe with this model, not enough to differentiate it from a BMW or an Audi, when you expect Alfa to come up with something different. Let’s hope the drive retains a true Alfa at heart.

    • You have to wonder if Alfa might have come up with something better looking if under VAG?

    • Guys, its looks gorgeous! Though, i did expect more agressive front. We probably all did.

    • I think its a good design, more appealing to Audi, BM and Mercedes drivers, if and I hope it does sell really well then they can get a bit more creative with the design. A lot of people prefer an understated vehicles new M3 and C63 are not over the top design wise. I hope the build quality, reliability are tops and the PRICE has to be right. Remember this is a vehicle that will make or break or beloved Alfa Romeo – I will be looking to park one in the garage next to my GTV6.

    • Dear Alfitis around the world, honestly our beloved marque had brought out much worse cars with crappy quality before in times of financial trouble. Given Alfa is recently in much better shape, proved itself commercially and technically capable lately via the Giulietta, the 4C, we should not be overly harsh on the Giulia for being just a bit understated. After all it has quite a few shoes to fill…the family sedan, the executive saloon, a hotrod, a track car, and all this time bring home the bread also. So with the Giulia we should all be celebrating the great and all too long awaited renaissance of Alfa Romeo.
      Can’t wait for the first test drive reports, the figures look promising.
      Time to show your support Alfisti, ready to bring out your cheque books.

  • @SportSpider We are aware of those drawings. There are even some of the interior as well, but we question their integrity so we won’t post them here. :-)

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  • All Italian car enthusiasts – and especially Alfisti – went in overdrive yesterday evening when we suddenly saw two pictures of the Giulia appearing. We, too, were shocked. They’d made it this far without any […]

    • Those rear lights are nice, but unfortunetly they are definitely not Alfa lights!

    • I agree to all of the above. I am also underwhelmed, but expected to be as the hype would be impossible to live up to. Regarding the front, a few images that looks to be advertising images or brochure images appeared on Twitter last night. Take a look: https://twitter.com/Pego71/status/613447266515468288

    • Looks like unfinished 3D renderings, but design seems to fit the spy photos.

    • @SportSpider We are aware of those drawings. There are even some of the interior as well, but we question their integrity so we won’t post them here. :-)

    • @Diego I understand that you won’t officially post them here, and I hope they are fake. It’s still interesting to see what might be. Here is an image of the front and side, though, that seems to be from the same source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=908645482535332&set=gm.963098093712568&type=1&theater

    • Is the happening confirmed to starting at 16.00 CET? Is there an official media covering on the web that you know of?

    • Would the front of the car be similar to the “Gloria” (I think it was called) design concept of a couple of years ago?
      I agree that the “Giulia” script on the back of the car is not very nice and the traditional script is much classier.

    • since so many comments here…. does anyone know a good english Alfa forum like Italiaspeed used to be?

    • @Marco

      AutoEdizione? 😛

    • I would agree: looks like a nice mix of BMW series 3 and Mazda – or Lexus – but it’s not a tipical Alfa design. Maybe it will attract the customers in America and other oversee markets.

      Fiat should learn how helpful it was then to engage designers like Pininfarina or Bertone to dress the cars nicely. This design will not have the raffinesse of the 164 or 156.

      I am still hopeful that this photos are given out by FCA to put us of the wrong track.

    • @RobertGT You know what we mean. Press pictures will give us a much better idea. If what you’re saying were true, then almost nobody would be able to judge the LaFerrari, Huayra,… As very few get the chance to see those in real life.

  • Ecco l’Alfa Romeo Giulia! The name is hereby confirmed and it’s an impressive appearance with serious cojones. The offensive of FCA by means of Alfa Romeo is now a fact. This sports sedan pur sang (of which […]

  • Here we are again with a few new pictures of a heavily camouflaged Alfa Romeo ‘Giulia’ taken in Modena. We notice two exhausts on both sides – meaning this is definitely the Quadrigolio Verde or GTA version – […]

  • Completely agree with you. But the D-segment is mainly aimed towards businessmen who do travel quite a lot. A Polo can’t be compared to the Giulia. Of course it would be better if they offered a less powerful petrol engine as well, but costs need to be made to do so. And they probably don’t think it’s worth it (which is most likely correct).

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  • @Thanos. How many petrol 3-series, A4 or C-classes do we see on our Belgian roads (I’m Belgian as well)? They are practically all diesel versions and the petrol ones that are bought are normally more powerful.
    Alfa has their 1.4 MultiAir, but it is very unlikely that they will offer it in the Giulia.

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  • @Adam That’s just a random sketch like there are so many. 😉

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  • It is not uncommon for Fiat to mess things up a little when they facelift one of their models, but with a winner like the 500 they couldn’t afford to. This new version needs to last for another 4 years at […]

  • It is hard to remember a moment when entire Italy was so impatiently looking forward to the launch of a new model like it is doing right now with the Alfa Romeo ‘Giulia’. In fact, we can’t think of any sedan […]

    • @Adam That’s just a random sketch like there are so many. 😉

    • “Another petrol offering would be a 2.0l MultiAir (continued development of the 1750 TBI found in the 4C) in 180, 280 or 350hp-trim”

      Isn’t it too optimistic to start at 180CV when BMW have a 316i Sport with only 136CV and Audi a A4 1.8 TFSI with only 120 CV?
      There are probably some Alfisti who do not need a so powerful engine and do not want to pay the taxes that come with 180CV, especially here in Belgium.

    • @Thanos. How many petrol 3-series, A4 or C-classes do we see on our Belgian roads (I’m Belgian as well)? They are practically all diesel versions and the petrol ones that are bought are normally more powerful.
      Alfa has their 1.4 MultiAir, but it is very unlikely that they will offer it in the Giulia.

    • @ Diego: maybe this is the problem: if (Belgian but not only) laws did not promote diesel engine because they have lower CO2 emissions, we’ll see more petrol engines.
      This is the reason why my former-colleague bought a Polo 1.6 TDI 90 CV while he just drives 3 or 4 km in the traffic-jam in brussels every morning… 😐
      I just prefered the Mito’s 1.4 MA…

    • Completely agree with you. But the D-segment is mainly aimed towards businessmen who do travel quite a lot. A Polo can’t be compared to the Giulia. Of course it would be better if they offered a less powerful petrol engine as well, but costs need to be made to do so. And they probably don’t think it’s worth it (which is most likely correct).

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