We like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde just as much as the next person, but let’s be honest, a 505 horsepower rear-wheel drive sedan isn’t for everyone, which is where the standard Alfa Romeo Giulia comes in.
Unveiled today at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is available with the choice of either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine or 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel and rear- or all-wheel drive.
The 2.0-liter gas engine produces 200 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual. A more powerful version is also available with 276 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The diesel is available with either 180 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque or 150 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque and is also available with the same transmission options.
Stylistically, the Giulia is tamer than the Giulia QV, lacking the car’s front splitter, aggressive rear diffuser, lip spoiler, quad-exist exhaust and vented hood. More civilian-looking parts take their place, along with smaller 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels and a dual exhaust.
Inside, a large 8.8-inch touchscreen with Alfa’s Connect Nav 3D infotainment system occupies the center stack, which can be controlled via a rotary dial in the center console. The system is compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, supports Bluetooth and USB connectivity and also features an advanced navigation system developed in-part with TomTom.
Behind the steering wheel sits either a 3-inch or 7-inch color display, depending on the trim-level chosen, which relays important information about the car to the driver. Rounding out the interior technologies is a Harman Kardon 900W, 14-speaker audio system, which is debuting in the Giulia.
Optional extras include leather seating, bi-xenon headlights, a heated steering wheel and seats, gear shift paddles for eight-speed automatic models, a mechanical limited-slip differential, keyless go and front- and rear- parking seniors.
Pricing and availability for the new Alfa Romeo Giulia has yet to be announced.