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Alfa Romeo’s new upmarket Giulia family car will cost from £29,180 when it goes on sale later this year.

The car, which Alfa Romeo expects to be a contender against the likes of the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series, will be offered in five trim levels and with four engine choices.

Its creators believe the Giulia will sell on its combination of Italian styling and a handling-friendly 50/50 weight distribution.

The entry-level powertrain will be the 2-litre petrol unit of 197bhp, mated like all versions of the car to an eight-speed ZF auto gearbox as standard.

   

A 2.2-litre JTDM diesel unit will be available in either 148 or 177bhp outputs, while the range-topping model will be the Quadrifoglio with its 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine of 502bhp, giving the model a 3.9-second 0-62mph time.

Giulia, Super, Technica, Speciale and Quadrifoglio comprise the five trim levels, along with a choice of 13 exterior colours.

Alfa Romeo is proudly pointing out that in Euro NCAP crash tests the Giulia not only gained a top five-star rating but also the highest-ever 98 per cent score for adult occupant protection. Contributing to this was a suite of active safety technology included on all versions, including Forward Collision Warning, with Autonomous Emergency Brake and pedestrian recognition, an Integrated Brake System and Lane Departure Warning.

Standard equipment on entry-level models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights, a chrome exhaust and aluminium brake calipers on the outside.

Inside there is dual-zone climate control, the ‘Alfa DNA’ rotary driving mode selector, a 3.5-inch TFT colour cluster instrument panel, the UConnect 6.5-inch display infotainment system with DAB plus MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity, an eight-speaker audio system, leather and controls on the steering wheel, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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