Alfa Romeo has decided to improve its game by endowing the Giulia 2022 with a plethora of standard features. The sedan is known for its legendary driving abilities and dynamics, but it unfortunately felt spartan in the luxury department compared to rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz Class. C, but the Italian automaker has now tackled its Achilles heel. The good news for enthusiasts is that the Giulia continues to be powered by two state-of-the-art thoroughbred turbocharged powertrains, including the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine from the iconic Ferrari team. The Giulia is all about style, power and now with Alfa Romeo topping up with new updates, it’s gearing up to beat the competition.
New toys to play with
Before getting to the heart of the matter of new features, Alfa Romeo revamped Guilia’s lineup. The Ti Sport variant from the previous edition is now replaced by the Veloce and it’s split just below the all-conquering Quadrifoglio. This sport sedan is available in four options: the Sprint, the Ti, the Veloce and the Halo Quadrifoglio. While the first three variants are available in both rear and all-wheel drive systems, the latter ensures that the loss of traction is kept to a minimum and at the same time it gets through tight corners with full control. The system only takes a fraction of a second to identify it, rather 0.15 seconds to be precise. All-wheel drive automatically senses road conditions and adjusts torque output accordingly. The fire-breathing Quadrifoglio, on the other hand, only ships with the RWD system, as it believes in making a statement by drifting sideways. So a little Italian flair for everyone.
Safety is paramount and Alfa Romeo has spared no effort since the new Guilia comes standard with the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). This complete suite benefits from cutting-edge content such as level 1 and 2 range as well as lane departure warning, blind spot assistance, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, active cruise control, forward collision warning, recognition of traffic signs. , and roadside assistance system. The list does not end there. With tones of new safety features from the base model, the Giulia pampers the driver and passengers inside the cabin with heated front and rear seats, a wireless cell phone charger and an interior rear view mirror. automatic attenuation. With a keen eye on comfort, the front seats come standard with 10-way adjustment, and to further enhance the experience, one can opt for the additional 12-way Sport Performance trim as well as lumbar support.
In terms of interior enhancement, the Giulia comes standard with leather upholstery, and for an additional cost of $ 600, the Sprint and Veloce can be upgraded to red leather sport seats while the Ti offers Saddle Brown seating. As expected, the top-of-the-line Quadrifoglio takes it one step further and for an additional $ 3,500 it boasts racing seats in Alcantara.
Alfa Romeo replaced the old infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen equipped with Apple CarPlay radio, Android Auto and SiriusXM. The new 7-inch TFT display on the instrument panel reads various vehicle information for the benefit of the driver. Moving on to connectivity features, this Alfa Romeo sedan has a host of new connectivity features like a Wi-Fi hotspot, mobile app with remote operations, SOS call and roadside assistance, vehicle, a stolen vehicle locator and assistance and wireless (OTA).
The new Giulia is available in 10 exterior colors and five interior leather upholstery options.
Still Packs A Knock Out Punch
Giulia’s Sprint, Ti and Veloce are powered by an all-aluminum 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine with an output of 280 hp at 5,200 rpm and torque of 306 lb-ft. To give a clear idea of the speed of this sedan, it does 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 149mph. Now let’s take a closer look at Maranello’s masterpiece, the 2.9-liter V6 producing 505 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful Alfa Romeo in the world. production. The Quadrifoglio holds the record for the fastest lap of a five-seat production sedan at the Nürburgring with a lap time of 7 minutes and 32 seconds. All four versions are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, allowing gear changes in less than 100 milliseconds.
As Quadrifoglio defines Alfa Romeo’s sporting spirit, it gets additional perks like carbon fiber hood, roof and rear spoiler, adaptive performance suspension, Race mode, torque vectoring rear differential , active aerodynamic carbon fiber front splitter, Harman Kardon premium audio system, carbon fiber inserts in the cabin and 3D navigation system. It also sports anodized brake calipers with red Alfa Romeo lettering and iconic 19-inch alloy wheels.
With more features, comes a higher price
The Giulia 2022 is expected to see a price hike as it now has such a long list of features across the lineup. The Sprint starts at $ 42.50, which is over $ 2,500 more than the 2021 model, while the Ti starts at $ 45,750 and the Veloce starts at $ 50,890. All of these prices listed are for rear-wheel drive models. The almighty Quadrifoglio starts from $ 80,030.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm takes everything that was good in the original Quadrifoglio version and turns it into 11.
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