A previous report indicated the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s launch was delayed because the sedan had failed internal front, side and rear crash tests, and now, Alfa Romeo boss Fabrizio Curci has admitted quality issues have pushed the car’s arrival back by a few weeks more.
“Not one single screw is a carryover – this car is all new, and it is true that we wanted to launch this car with the right quality from the start, but that caused a delay of maybe some weeks, certainly not months,” Curci told Autocar on the floor of the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.
“There is no more to say than that. The car is ready, and it meets every requirement that has been set for it by the regulators and again internally by us.”
The Giulia rides on Alfa Romeo’s new Giorgio platform and uses either a Ferrari 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 in the Quadrifoglio Verde model, or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four- or 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel in the standard model. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional on non-QV models.