What’s new on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The Alfa Giulietta sits on an all-new platform called Compact with the chassis set to provide the foundation for all of owner Fiat’s mid-size vehicles.
This allows the Giulietta’s chassis to be set up for comfort - as is the lot of the Turismo and Lusso models - while the Veloce and Cloverleaf have a more sporty bent, with the Cloverleaf’s suspension lowered by 10mm.
This is possible because the latest Giulietta platform employs either high or ultra-high strength materials in 90 per cent of its structure. It has been specifically designed to cater for a variety of electronic controlled by Alfa Romeo’s D.N.A. system.
This is fitted as standard across the entire range and acts on the engine, brakes, steering, suspension and gearbox so drivers can adjust the car’s responses to the conditions.
The three settings are Dynamic, Normal and All Weather – depending on what sort of drive is required. Dynamic is form more sporty driving, Normal as it suggests for day-to-day driving, while All Weather prepares the car for the most difficult grip conditions altering its active safety systems to account for the dangerous road surface.
The Giulietta has start stop technology and long gearing ratios in a bid to improve fuel efficiency.