Alfa Romeo has reintroduced the Giulietta Sprint nameplate to Australia after the original Sprint was discontinued more than 60 years ago. The Giulietta Sprint will be a limited-run model based on the entry-level ‘Progression’ trim offered on the model in various markets.
Powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, the Giulietta sprint will hustle from 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km/h. It will also return 5.7L/100km of combined fuel economy, equivalent to 41.6 MPG on the US combined cycle.
The exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, dark-tinted windows, side skirts and special badging on the fender – all exclusive to the Giulietta ‘Sprint.’ Additionally, there’s a dark finish for the grille, mirrors, door handles and headlight surrounds along with a rear diffuser, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.
Inside, there’s a carbon-fiber look material on the dash, a leather trimmed steering wheel, cloth and alcantara seats embroidered with a ‘Sprint’ logo on the headrests and special red stitching. Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system is also present with a 5-inch touchscreen complimented by a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, voice command recognition, a USB port, and SMS readout.
Prices for the Giulietta Sprint will start at $31,000 in Australia.