The debut of the standard Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan is just around the corner, with Automotive News reporting both 2.0-liter gasoline and 2.2-liter diesel versions of the Giulia will arrive at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
The arrival of the 2.0-liter gas and 2.2-liter diesel Giulia comes on the heels of the high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde, which was shown at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show and then shortly after in the U.S. at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Giulia QV is powered by a twin-turbocharged 505 horsepower V6 engine and is available with rear-wheel drive only.
AN says the Giulia’s 2.0-liter is a direct injection unit with variable valve timing that will be available in 180-, 250- and 330-horsepower versions. The 2.2-liter diesel, which isn’t expected to arrive in North America, will be available with 210-, 180- and 135-horsepower. A purported leaked document last year revealed the 2.0-liter and 2.2-liter Giulia would also be available with rear- and all-wheel drive.
The rollout of the Giulia was delayed after the sedan was said to have failed internal front, side and rear crash tests, requiring Alfa to extensively re-engineer the car’s structure. The Giulia will go into production in March, with deliveries of the high-performance QV and the diesel set for late May or early July. The gas Giulia will arrive in Europe and North America before year’s end.