Alfa Gi­uli­etta 2.0 JTDM TCT

Sale & Altrincham Advertiser - - MOTORING -

AND the win­ner is…. Alfa Romeo – the win­ner that is for the most stylish in­te­rior of any car I have tested in re­cent months.

Step­ping into our sporty test car, the Alfa Gi­uli­etta 2.0 JTDM TCT Ex­clu­sive, you are sur­rounded by an in­te­rior that would not look out of place in a Fer­rari or Maserati, with su­perbly com­fort­able yet firm red leather heated sports seats and red leather in­serts else­where through­out the cabin.

Ev­ery­thing in there is qual­ity in­clud­ing the inset touch­screen – which op­er­ates ev­ery­thing from the DAB ra­dio and sat-nav to dis­play­ing what’s hap­pen­ing when you en­gage the Alfa trade­mark DNA drive sys­tem.

Now this is far more than a ‘sport but­ton’ as of­fered by many other man­u­fac­tur­ers. The three set­tings re­ally do make a dif­fer­ence to many as­pects of the car’s per­for­mance.

Out­side the Gi­uli­etta’s strong­est sell­ing point has al­ways been that it is a sporty-look­ing coupe but has five-door prac­ti­cal­ity with those Alfa trade­mark ‘hid­den’ rear door han­dles.

Un­der the fluted bon­net sits a 1956cc, 150bhp mul­tijet Alfa diesel en­gine, which pulls strongly and means 0-62 comes up in a very re­spectable 7.8 sec­onds with a top speed of 136mph. Even so there is no loss of econ­omy with up to 72mpg on a run and 54 around town (64 com­bined). As well as our two-litre diesel the Gi­uli­etta comes with a choice of 1.4 petrol (120bhp), 1.4 petrol turbo (170bhp) or 1.6 JTD diesel (105) en­gines.

There are four main trim lev­els but all have a high level of equip­ment. Prices start from £18,235 for the 1.4, 120bhp petrol Pro­gres­sion ver­sion up to the Sportiva Nav with 2.0-litre diesel power. Our Ex­clu­sive 2.0 JTDM is £25,630 OTR but had ex­tras which took that up to £29,600.

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