Meet Germany’s Outback, all jacked up with all roads to go. Volkswagen took its Golf wagon and sported it out with an increased ride height, side sill cladding, underbody guards, redesigned bumpers, and roof rack. They placed it over 17” wheels and brightened its mug with Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED running lamps. Inside, it’s dressed up with V-Tex leatherette seating – available in Marrakesh Brown. Fender premium audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof enliven the drive. Go forward with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 170 horsepower through a 6-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. 4Motion all-wheel-drive, hill descent control and off-road mode enhances trail performance. A full suite of crash mitigation systems are also available.
Nothing dresses a gent like an Italian suit, and nobody builds a sport sedan like Alfa Romeo. Balanced and beautiful, the Giulia marks Alfa Romeo’s return to the American premium sedan segment. Base models harbor a 280 horsepower turbocharged fourcylinder engine while high-performance Quadrifoglio editions dance with a 505 horsepower bi-turbo V6 that runs 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Aggressive Italian style accompanies an intricately-tuned chassis that carves corners with the best Germans. Blindspot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and adaptive headlamps enhance safety. Production begins this fall in Frosinone, Italy; sales commence thereafter.
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