CAR (UK) - - First Drives -

The Alfa Gi­u­lia: great to drive, not so great to sit in. Min­i­mal cabin stor­age, rough-edged plas­tic and in­fo­tain­ment from an­other era are big prob­lems when your Ger­man ri­vals have honed their in­te­ri­ors to show-home qual­ity.

The mildly up­dated 2020 car ben­e­fits from mar­ginal gains – a more mod­ern layout to the now touch-sen­si­tive in­fo­tain­ment screen, plus two (two!) cuphold­ers and a space for a wire­less phone charger.

Level 2 au­ton­omy (lane-keep, adap­tive cruise, blind spot mon­i­tor and tra c sign recog­ni­tion) brings its driver-as­sist tech in line with ri­vals. There’s still no LED head­light op­tion, and won’t be on this gen­er­a­tion of Gi­u­lia.

All of this means you’ll be less dis­tracted while you en­joy the Ital­ian sa­loon’s ag­ile han­dling and di­vine steer­ing.

First ver­dict

Alfa hasn’t pro­vided many new rea­sons to buy a Gi­u­lia but it’s elim­i­nated some of the old rea­sons to avoid it


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