The Alfa Romeo Giulietta, presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, is based on an entirely new architecture – referred to as "compact" – which features a new-generation steering system, a light and rigid structure created from materials such as aluminium and high-strength steels and avant-garde manufacturing techniques.
The new Giulietta go on sale on next May.
Below we report the updated official details on the design. For the basic technical features, you can refer to our original article.
The front is a development of Alfa’s trademark triangular grills, with a brand new interpretation of the classic shield, embedded in the front bumper and suspended between the air vents.
This is the point of origin for the design of the entire car, which teams an energetic personality with marked stylish shapes. The front headlights have DRL with LED technology and a daytime function for maximum active safety.
Even the profile of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is brimming with personality, making the model appear to be an agile and sturdy car.
This is mostly due to the side windows which recall the appearance of a coupé, emphasising the dynamism and fluidity of the shapes, thanks also the concealed rear door handles.
The ribs on the vehicle sides elongate the car while the clean lines which end at the rear accentuate the angular shape of the car body.
The rear, like the front and side, features marked styling which emphasises the feeling of a muscular car, decidedly gripped onto the road surface. In addition, like the headlights, the innovative rear lights also use LED technology which serves not only a stylish purpose but also preventive safety.
Lastly, the measurements of the new car design a compact and dynamic shape, while at the same time guaranteeing excellent comfort and a spacious boot (350 litres): in fact, it is 4.35 metres long, 1.46 metres high and 1.80 metres wide, with a wheelbase of 2.63 metres.
The dominant concept in the interiors of the new model is lightness. The lines are taut and the dashboard develops horizontally.
Thanks to the enhanced ergonomics in the interior design, every command is ideally located: the main ones are grouped together at the centre of the dashboard and feature the same design as the commands on the 8C Competizione.
In addition, the navigation system with pop-up display allows the driver to see maps or to display the mechanical operating parameters set on the Alfa DNA device without having to take the eyes off the road.
There are practical open storage compartments situated in various parts of the passenger compartment: in front of the gear lever, on the centre console and on the door interior covers.
There are closed storage compartments – depending on the chosen version – on the top of the dashboard, under the dashboard opposite the front passenger (cooled with dual zone climate control), in the front and rear armrests.
(Source: Alfa Romeo)