The Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sedan was originally scheduled to go into production at Fiat Chrysler’s Cassino plant in Italy on March 14th, however some issues pertaining to build quality pushed the car’s production back by a few weeks. As a result, the car has just now begun to roll off the production line, with a Fiat Chrysler Facebook fan page posting a photo of the first production Giulia at the Cassino facility.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine or a 2.2-liter diesel, both available in range of power outputs. A high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde model is also available is powered by a Ferrari derived 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 505 horsepower. The Giulia is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, while the QV is RWD only.
FCA’s Cassino plant originally handled production of the Fiat 126 when it first opened in 1972 and has served as the production site for different Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia vehicles. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback, which recently received some updates for the new model year, will be made alongside the Giulia at the facility.