The 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback has made its debut ahead of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next month. The refresh includes an updated front end, new trim levels and an optional TCT transmission for the 1.6-liter diesel engine.
Just as spy photos of the car indicated, the updated Giulietta has received a new honeycomb grille that brings the car closer in line with the aggressive look of Alfa Romeo’s two other cars, the 4C and Giulia. The automaker has made small changes to the headlights as well, darkening the surrounds for a sportier look.
The current Giulietta is available in Progression, Distinctive, Exclusive, Sprint, Business, QV Line and range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde trim, however the lineup has been revised for the new model year. The new car will now be offered in base-level Giulietta trim or the higher Super, Tecnica, Speciale or Veloce trim lines.
Stepping up to the Super trim adds dual-zone climate control, cruise control, front fog lamps and sport seats, while the Tecnica trim includes satellite navigation for the new Uconnect system (available on all trim lines) and front and rear parking sensors. The Speciale adds stiffer performance suspension, Brembo brakes,18-inch alloy wheels and some leather and Alcantara inside along with a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel.
The range-topping Veloce version, which replaces the Quadrifoglio Verde, includes much of the Speciale trim but also features the 237 horsepower 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine found in the Alfa Romeo 4C. Other models are available with the same 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter JTDm diesels or 1.4-liter MUltiAir gasoline engines as the 2015-model year Giulietta, with the only change being the ability to spec the TCT gearbox with the 1.6-liter diesel.
The 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta will go on sale April 1st with prices starting at £18,450 in the United Kingdom.