Sexy red Alfa sneaks in
PARKED on the forecourt outside Ireland’s FCA showroom in Mulgrave Rd is the car that is expected to be the making of Alfa Romeo.
It is the first and, at this stage, only Giulia for sale in the Far North.
Ireland’s ordered a mid-spec Super petrol model which is about $73,000 drive away.
It is gorgeous and red too, as only an Alfa should be.
We are unlikely to see the high performance QV version, at about $150k, unless someone places an order.
The Giula Super is well equipped with bi-xenon headlights, leather upholstery and leather steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles, power front seats, satellite-navigation, digital radio, customisable digital instrument cluster, 8.8in colour screen, keyless steering wheel-mounted push button start, dual-zone climate control airconditioning, automatic wipers and lights, radar cruise control, eight airbags, front and rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights, 18in “Luxury Design” alloy wheels, heated front seats, lane departure warning, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
A lot of this gear are options on German rivals.
It is powered by a 2-litre four cylinder engine married to an eight-speed transmission
The four-cylinder turbo with 147kW of power and 330Nm of torque allows the rear-wheel driver to reach 100km/h in 6.6 seconds and is rated at an economical 6L/100km.
Alfa Romeo Australia president Steve Zanlunghi said the Giulia “stands out for its distinctive Italian design, expressed through an impeccable sense of proportion and the sophisticated simplicity and quality surfaces that craft its unique design”.
“Only Italy could have designed the gorgeous Giulia,” he said.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan to Australia.
“The Giulia’s combination of quality, performance, value and Italian spirit across all models gives Australians something truly unique and exhilarating in the premium sports sedan market.”
There are five models in the line-up.