Alfa Romeo Giulia (952)
The Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 952) is a compact executive car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa Romeo. It was unveiled in June 2015, with market launch scheduled for February 2016, and it is the first saloon offered by Alfa Romeo after the production of the 159 ended in 2011. The Giulia is also the first mass-market Alfa Romeo vehicle in over two decades to use a longitudinal rear-wheel drive platform, since the 75 which was discontinued in 1992. The Giulia was second in 2017 European Car of the Year voting and was named Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2018.
|Alfa Romeo Giulia|
|Assembly||Italy: Cassino, Frosinone|
|Designer||Marco Tencone at Centro Stile Alfa Romeo|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car (D)|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Related||Alfa Romeo Stelvio|
|Wheelbase||2,820 mm (111.0 in)|
|Length||4,639 mm (182.6 in)|
|Width||1,873 mm (73.7 in)|
|Height||1,426 mm (56.1 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,374 kg (3,029 lb) (DIN) 2.2 diesel|
1,524 kg (3,360 lb) (DIN) Quadrifoglio
|Predecessor||Alfa Romeo 159|
The car was designed at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, by a team headed by Marco Tencone and including Senior Exterior Designer, Andrea Loi. along with Interior Chief Designer, Inna Kondakova and Senior Interior Designer, Manuele Amprimo. The Giulia has been the subject of a long gestation and delayed launch dates, reportedly due to the design being sent back to the drawing board by Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the parent company of Alfa Romeo at the time.
The new Giulia was unveiled to the press at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, on 24 June 2015, at an event which involved only the top-of-the-range Quadrifoglio variant and a rendition of "Nessun dorma" by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The occasion coincided with the company's 105th anniversary, and also saw the company debut a restyled logo for all future Alfa Romeo models. The Giulia was also presented under the new La meccanica delle emozioni slogan ("the mechanics of emotions" in Italian).
The Giulia is the first model in the company's relaunch plan, which involves a €5 billion investment for an eight car line-up and a worldwide sales target of 400,000 by 2018 — up from 74,000 in 2013. It is underpinned by an all-new, longitudinal-engine, rear-wheel drive platform developed for Alfa Romeo — codenamed "Giorgio". Development of the Giulia, along with development of the entire "Giorgio" project, has been overseen by the technical director of Ferrari, Philippe Krief.
The Giulia uses a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, featuring an even 50% front and 50% rear weight distribution. Suspension is independent all-around, of the double wishbone type at the front and multilink at the rear. All Giulia models employ a carbon-fibre drive shaft made by Hitachi Automotive Systems, as well as aluminium alloy shock towers, suspension components, front wings and doors. Four-wheel drive models will also be offered.
Depending on trim level it has a 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch colour display; optional Sport, Performance and Luxury Packs are also available. The sport package includes sports steering wheel with added grip, aluminium inserts on the dashboard, centre console and door panels, and Xenon headlights. The luxury package offers premium leather upholstery and wood trim. The performance package includes mechanical limited-slip differential along with electronic suspension and paddle shifters on the steering column in the cars equipped with an automatic transmission.
Giulia, Super and SpecialeEdit
The base Giulia, mid-level Super, and loaded Speciale are powered by a 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) 2 liter gasoline engine, or the choice of 136 PS, 150 PS or 180 PS 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine. The base model comes with 16 inch alloys, the Super can be distinguished with 17 inch alloys and dual chrome exhaust tip for the diesel model. The Speciale has 18 inch alloys, black brake calipers, and leather sports seats from the Veloce.
Veloce and Veloce TiEdit
The Giulia Veloce was presented at the 2016 Paris International Motor Show held in October. The Veloce offers the choice of two engines: the 2.0-litre turbo petrol and the 2.2-litre diesel inline-4 engines, both equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Alfa Q4 all-wheel drive system (rear-wheel-drive in the UK).
The Veloce has specific bumpers and a glossy black door trim; it has also various performance components like special rear extractor with double exhaust pipes and optional 5-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels (19-inch option not available in the UK). On the interior, it has black, red or tan leather sport seats and a sports steering wheel with a suede grip, aluminium inserts on the dashboard, central tunnel, door panels and Xenon headlights.
The new petrol straight-4 engine produces a maximum power output of 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at 5,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2,250 rpm. It has MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve activation system along with "2-in-1" " turbocharger system and direct injection with a 200-bar high pressure system. The 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) diesel all aluminum straight-4 engine comes with MultiJet II technology and electrically operated variable geometry turbocharger.
The Alfa Q4 all wheel drive system behaves like a rear-wheel drive vehicle: 100% of torque is distributed to the rear axle. As it reaches the wheel adherence limit, the system transfers up to 60% of the torque to the front axle.To ensure maximum speed of response in re-distributing torque, the system exploits a high mechanical over slippage (up to 2.5%) between the two axles, which translates into segment-beating vehicle control in terms of traction and directional stability on bends.
The new trim level between Veloce and top-of-the-line Quadrifoglio called Veloce Ti was introduced at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its exterior design is inspired by the Quadrifoglio with an optional carbon fibre pack and standard 19-inch alloys from the Quadrifoglio. 
The high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio (Italian for "four-leaf clover") was the first model in the new Giulia range. It was unveiled at Italy in June 2015. It made its official international debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Quadrifoglio's main competitors are cars such as the Mercedes-AMG C63, BMW M3 and the Cadillac ATS-V.
The Quadrifoglio is powered by an all-aluminium alloy, twin-turbocharged gasoline direct injection 90° V6 engine, with a single-cylinder displacement of just under half a litre, for a total of 2,891 cc (176.4 cu in; 2.9 L). This engine was developed exclusively for the Quadrifoglio by Ferrari technicians and it is related to Ferrari's own twin-turbocharged F154 CB V8 engine, sharing the California T's bore x stroke of 86.5 mm × 82 mm (3.41 in × 3.23 in). The engine has a maximum power output of 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) at 6,500 rpm, and 600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) of torque between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm. The turbochargers are single-scroll compressor IHI units integrated into the manifold, with water-charge air coolers. It has side mounted direct fuel injection and the peak turbo boost pressure reaches up to 35 psi (2 bar).
Courtesy of cylinder deactivation (with the ability to switch off three of the six cylinders), this model achieves a fuel consumption of 8.5 litres per 100 kilometres (33 mpg‑imp; 28 mpg‑US) and CO
2 emissions of 198 g/km, in the combined cycle.
The Quadrifoglio weighs 1,524 kg (3,360 lb) (DIN) and has a power-to-weight ratio of 3 kg (6.6 lb)/PS. This is achieved courtesy of the Quadrifoglio sharing the other models' composite and light alloy construction, as well as featuring a roof and bonnet made of carbon fibre.
From the front, the Quadrifoglio distinguishes itself from the rest of the range by a specific front bumper — with a carbon fibre splitter and enlarged air intakes for the twin intercoolers and for the brakes — and by a bonnet featuring two cooling outlets for the engine bay. On the sides, the front wings also have outlets to extract air from the wheel wells, and bear Quadrifoglio badges; the side skirts are specific to the model, as are the 19-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, a low-profile carbon fibre lip-spoiler is applied to the boot lid, and a rear diffuser makes up the lower half of the bumper, flanked by quadruple exhaust tips. Working in conjunction with the faired-in underside, the diffuser is fully functional in generating downforce — as at the front is the "Active Aero Splitter", which can vary its angle of attack by 10°, moved by electric motors. The manufacturer claims these active aero elements are the firsts in the Giulia's market segment and are able to generate up to 100 kg (220 lb) of downforce at 186 mph (300 km/h). The Giulia Quadrifoglio has a drag coefficient of Cd=0.32.
Mechanically, this model is fitted with a torque vectoring rear differential able to send 100% of the torque to the left or right wheel, and an 8-speed automatic transmission manufactured by ZF, with a six-speed manual transmission available as an option in European markets. The braking system uses carbon ceramic rotors, along with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers and auxiliary rear calipers for the parking brake. The electronic stability control and the traditional Vacuum servo|brake servo are combined in a single electromechanical system.
On the interior, the dashboard is part-trimmed in leather and carbon fibre and the engine start button is located on the multi-function steering wheel. In addition, the driver is offered Alfa Romeo's "DNA" dynamic control selector, which is placed on the centre console. Driving modes include "Dynamic", "Natural" and "Advanced Efficiency" modes (the last one uses cylinder deactivation for increased fuel economy), and "Race" (for high performance — with louder exhaust note and all electronic stability control systems turned off).
According to Alfa Romeo, the Giulia Quadrifoglio can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and come to a standstill from that speed in 32 meters. The Quadrifoglio can attain a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph). This model also completed the Nürburgring's Nordschleife circuit in 7 minutes 39 seconds, a record for a saloon car. In September 2016 a new lap record for the automatic transmission version was published: 7 minutes, 32 seconds. Car and Driver magazine has recorded a standing quarter mile time of 11.9 seconds at 195 km/h (121 mph) and a 0 to 97 km/h (60 mph) acceleration time of 3.6 seconds. In Motor Trend Head 2 Head (Ep. 85) the Quadrifoglio won, over the BMW M3 Competition. In the same episode it was also rated better than Mercedes-AMG C63 and Cadillac ATS-V. The track test was performed at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. The Quadrifoglio was also previewed in The Grand Tour TV series in January 2017. It completed a lap of the show's test track only 1.1 seconds behind the new all-wheel-drive Honda NSX - both driven on a wet track - an excellent performance for a rear-wheel-drive car. The Quadrifoglio went around the Top Gear test track in 1:21.40.
Quadrifoglio NRING EditionEdit
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING Edition was introduced. The NRING edition has carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco carbon fibre seats, carbon fibre interior trim, a Mopar-branded gear shifter and Mopar floor mats. The car is differentiated on the exterior by 'NRING' badges as well as carbon fibre mirror caps and side skirts and an exposed carbon fibre roof. The equipment was upgraded to include adaptive cruise control and a premium sound system.
Quadrifoglio Racing EditionEdit
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show the Alfa Romeo Racing limited edition was introduced, which celebrates Alfa Romeo's legendary racing history and the entry of a new Italian driver in Formula 1 competition: Antonio Giovinazzi joining the "Alfa Romeo Racing" team together with the 2007 F1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen. This special edition has exclusive paintwork, as a tribute to the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Formula 1 car. It has also some stylistic details like some carbon fibre aerodynamic parts and a Akrapovič titanium exhaust system. The weight was reduced by about 28 kilograms (62 lb) from the standard Quadrifoglio, followed by a technical tune-up by Alfa Romeo engineers that has resulted more torque and power, which now amounts to 520 PS (382 kW; 513 hp). 
Giulia Advanced EfficiencyEdit
At the 2016 Paris Motor Show the Giulia's economic version called "AE" - Advanced Efficiency was unveiled. The AE was available with the Giulia and Giulia Super trim levels, it has 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) diesel engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption combines to 4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg‑imp; 56 mpg‑US) and just 99 g/km of CO2 emissions in the combined cycle. It has some specific technical solutions to achieve these values like implementation of a low-pressure EGR valve that improves engine efficiency, an air-water intercooler, a secondary engine cooling circuit in addition to the primary circuit, and specific gearbox ratios. The height of the car's body is lowered by 5 mm (0.2 in), it has specifically designed alloy wheels and the drag coefficient has been reduced to 0.23 for less drag force. The Giulia "AE" Advanced Efficiency is fitted with specific 205/60 R16 tyres for reducing rolling resistance. It was discontinued beginning with 2019 model year.
Giulia B-Tech Special EditionEdit
In September 2018, the B-Tech Special Edition for Europe was announced which similar as Nero Edizione edition unveiled earlier for North American markets. The package adds a selection of visual and technological features to Giulia. Front grille, mirror caps and exhaust are finished in gloss black. Adaptive Cruise Control, an 8.8-inch infotainment system with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bi-xenon headlights with washers are also the part of the package.
North American modelsEdit
The Giulia is offered as Giulia and Giulia TI (for Turismo internazionale) trims in the United States, some models are available with Alfa's Q4 all-wheel-drive system and with the eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering column (providing a shift time less than 100 milliseconds). The eight-speed automatic transmission is co-developed with ZF.
Powered by the 2.0-liter, turbocharged 280 hp (209 kW) four-cylinder engine with 306 lb⋅ft (415 N⋅m) of torque, the North American Giulia and Giulia TI are roughly the equivalent of European Veloce. The TI has more features than the so-called base model although both models have the same engine. The AWD system is optional and the only transmission option is an eight-speed automatic. The 505 hp (377 kW) Quadrifoglio is also in the Giulia lineup for the United States. According to FCA parts catalogue EPER, the 350 hp (261 kW) higher performance Veloce TI version is also available for the North American market.
The first US deliveries of the Giulia took place in September 2016, making it the first Alfa Romeo saloon sold in North America since 1995.
Giulia Nero Edizione’ PackageEdit
At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, the Nero Edizione’ Package for the Giulia was announced. The package includes a new exterior appearance through special blacked-out wheels, badging, and other touches. The Nero Edizione package is available only for the 2.0-litre base model of the Giulia in the North American market.
The Polizia di Stato took delivery of a two Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce police patrol cars finished in a light blue paint with white stripes on the sides of the car with the words POLIZIA in block letters underneath together with the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the Jeep Renegade police cars.
The Carabinieri took delivery of two Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglios wrapped in navy blue paint, that appear virtually black. They sport red stripes over the car and have flashing lights over the chin spoilers with a white roof. Carabinieri cars are equipped with defibrillator, special portable cooling units, special radio system, additional emergency devices, a long weapon holder and rechargeable LED torches placed in the passenger compartment.
Engines and performanceEdit
Besides the high-performance Quadrifoglio's twin-turbocharged 90° V6, the engine line-up will consist of four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as six and four-cylinder turbo diesel engines. A four-cylinder and a V6, the latter different from the Quadrifoglio's and with a 60° angle between the cylinder banks, are built in FCA Italy's Termoli plant. Diesel engines are built in Pratola Serra plant.
The first models went on sale from February 2016 were the 2.2 L Multijet II turbodiesel and the 2.9 L V6 Quadrifoglio. A 2.0 L MultiAir2 turbo petrol engine was announced at the time of the Giulia Quadrifoglio's debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2015. The 2.0 litre gasoline engines are part of the all new FCA Global Medium Engine (GME) family. The Alfa version will share up to 70% parts with the GME family for other FCA brands.
|Engine and transmission||Displacement||Max. power
|Top speed||0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) (seconds)||Combined consumption
|Petrol engine range|
|2.9 L 90° 24v twin-turbocharged V6 AT8||2,891 cc (176.4 cu in)||520 PS (513 hp; 382 kW)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Limited Racing edition with Akrapovic exhaust, announced 2019|
|2.9 L 90° 24v twin-turbocharged V6 MT6||2,891 cc (176.4 cu in)||510 PS (503 hp; 375 kW) at 6,500 rpm||600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–5,500 rpm||307 km/h (191 mph)||3.9||8.5 L/100 km (33 mpg‑imp; 28 mpg‑US)||198 g/km||Only available in left-hand-drive countries (except North America).|
|2.9 L 90° 24v twin-turbocharged V6 AT8||2,891 cc (176.4 cu in)||510 PS (503 hp; 375 kW) at 6,500 rpm||600 N⋅m (443 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–5,500 rpm||307 km/h (191 mph)||3.9||8.2 L/100 km (34 mpg‑imp; 29 mpg‑US)||189 g/km||Available in all markets.|
|2.0 L turbocharged I4 GME MultiAir AT8 Q4||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||280 PS (276 hp; 206 kW) at 5250 rpm||400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2,250–4,500 rpm||240 km/h (149 mph)||4.9||6.4 L/100 km (44 mpg‑imp; 37 mpg‑US)||152 g/km|
|2.0 L I4 GME turbocharged MultiAir AT8||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||200 PS (197 hp; 147 kW) at 5,000 rpm||330 N⋅m (243.4 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||235 km/h (146 mph)||6.6||5.9 L/100 km (48 mpg‑imp; 40 mpg‑US)||138 g/km|
|Diesel engine range|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8 Q4||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||210 PS (207 hp; 154 kW)||470 N⋅m (347 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||235 km/h (146 mph)||6.9||4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg‑imp; 50 mpg‑US)||122 g/km|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8 Q4||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||180 PS (178 hp; 132 kW)||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||6.8||4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg‑imp; 50 mpg‑US)||122 g/km||2015-2018|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||180 PS (178 hp; 132 kW)||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||7.1||4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg‑imp; 56 mpg‑US)||109 g/km||2015-2018|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AE AT8||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||180 PS (178 hp; 132 kW) at 3,750 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1750 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||7.2||3.8 L/100 km (74 mpg‑imp; 62 mpg‑US)||99 g/km||2015-2018|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II MT6||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||180 PS (178 hp; 132 kW) at 3,750 rpm||380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||7.2||4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg‑imp; 56 mpg‑US)||109 g/km||2015-2018|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||190 PS (187 hp; 140 kW) at 3,750 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||7.1||4.9 L/100 km (58 mpg‑imp; 48 mpg‑US)||128 g/km||MY2019|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8 Q4||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||190 PS (187 hp; 140 kW) at 3,750 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||230 km/h (143 mph)||7.1||5.5 L/100 km (51 mpg‑imp; 43 mpg‑US)||145 g/km||MY2019|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II MT6||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||150 PS (148 hp; 110 kW) at 4,000 rpm||380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 1,500 rpm||221 km/h (137 mph)||8.4||4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg‑imp; 56 mpg‑US)||109 g/km||2015-2018|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||150 PS (148 hp; 110 kW) at 4,000 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||221 km/h (137 mph)||8.2||4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg‑imp; 56 mpg‑US)||109 g/km||2015-2018|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT8||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||160 PS (158 hp; 118 kW) at 4,000 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,500 rpm||221 km/h (137 mph)||8.2||4.9 L/100 km (58 mpg‑imp; 48 mpg‑US)||128 g/km||MY2019|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II MT6||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||136 PS (134 hp; 100 kW) at 4,250 rpm||380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 1,500 rpm||210 km/h (130 mph)||9.0||4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg‑imp; 56 mpg‑US)||109 g/km||2015-2018 Offered only in some EU markets, for tax reasons|
|2.2 L I4 Multijet II AT6||2,143 cc (130.8 cu in)||136 PS (134 hp; 100 kW) at 2,500 rpm||450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm||210 km/h (130 mph)||9.5||4.8 L/100 km (59 mpg‑imp; 49 mpg‑US)||128 g/km||MY2019 Offered only in some EU markets, for tax reasons|
|Note: AT6 6-speed automatic transmission, MT6 6-speed manual transmission, AT8 8-speed automatic transmission, Q4 all-wheel drive|
Engines and performance (North American models)Edit
|Engine and transmission||Displacement||Max. power||Peak torque||Top speed||0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) (seconds)||EPA fuel economy
|EPA CO2 emissions||Notes|
|Petrol engine range|
|2.9 L 90° twin-turbocharged 24v V6 AT8||2,891 cc (176.4 cu in)||505 hp (512 PS; 377 kW) at 6,500 rpm||443 lb⋅ft (600 N⋅m) at 2,500–5,500 rpm||191 mph (307 km/h)||3.8||20 mpg‑US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg‑imp)||451 g/mi (280 g/km)|
|2.0 L turbocharged I4 GME MultiAir AT8 AWD||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||280 hp (284 PS; 209 kW) at 5,200 rpm||306 lb⋅ft (415 N⋅m) at 2,000–4,800 rpm||149 mph (240 km/h)||5.1||26 mpg‑US (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg‑imp)||348 g/mi (216 g/km)|
|2.0 L turbocharged I4 GME MultiAir AT8 ||1,995 cc (121.7 cu in)||280 hp (284 PS; 209 kW) at 5,200 rpm||306 lb⋅ft (410 N⋅m) at 2,000-4,800 rpm||149 mph (240 km/h)||5.5||27 mpg‑US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg‑imp)||330 g/mi (205 g/km)|
Model year changesEdit
2019 model yearEdit
For the 2019 model year, the Giulia diesel engine was updated to meet the Euro 6d emission standards, with AdBlue technology introduced to tackle nitrogen oxides in the exhaust. 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) and 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) versions got a power increase by 10 PS (7 kW; 10 hp). All models now come with an 8.8-inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto as standard.
Equipment and safetyEdit
|Euro NCAP test results|
|Alfa Romeo Giulia (2016)|
|Small overlap front||Good|
|Moderate overlap front||Good|
|Head restraints & seats||Good|
All Giulia models have active safety systems as standard, including the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian detection, IBS (Integrated Brake System) based on Continental MK C1 electronic brake control system, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and cruise control with speed limiter. The Giulia is the first car in the world to use Continental MK C1 electronic brake system. Stopping distance from 62 mph (100 km/h) to 0 are 38.5 m (126 ft) for the Giulia and 32 m (105 ft) for the Quadrifoglio.
Chassis Domain Control (CDC), developed with Magneti Marelli, coordinates and controls all the on-board electronics: Torque Vectoring, Active Aero Splitter, active suspension, brakes, steering and ESC system — according to the mode selected by the driver using the new Alfa DNA Pro.
The Giulia was crash tested in June 2016 by EuroNCAP, with a score of 98% for the adult occupant protection — at the time the highest score ever achieved by any car, even with the introduction of a more stringent rating system in 2015. Overall the Giulia achieved five star results.
The Giulia was awarded on October 3, 2017 the Top Safety Pick+ award by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Giulia achieved the highest possible rating in each of the five tests. The TSP+ designation applies to any 2017 model-year Alfa Romeo Giulia produced after May 2017 equipped with Forward Collision Warning-Plus – an option at only $500 MSRP – and bi-xenon projector headlamps (35W) featuring adaptive forward lighting and auto-leveling.
The car is assembled at FCA Italy's Cassino Plant in the province of Frosinone, Central Italy. Pre-series production emerged in late August 2015, with full production and sales originally scheduled for November 2015 and February 2016, respectively. The official production of the Giulia started on 19 April 2016. The Alfa Romeo's Cassino plant manufactures the Giulia saloon, Stelvio SUV and Giulietta compact car. On 6 December 2018 Giulia reached the milestone of 100,000 units produced.
The highly awarded production car, has received lots of different awards from automotive industry groups and media publishers, including following ones:
- EuroCarBody Award 2016
- Auto Europa 2017
- Das Goldene Lenkrad: The most beautiful car of 2016
- 2017 Driver's Choice Award for Best New Luxury Car
- 2017 Auto del Año (Car of the Year) in Mid-size Sedan Segment by Hispanic Motor Press
- 2016 BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards:Car of the Year' title and the inaugural public vote for 'Car of 2016'
- Best Car 2017 - German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport
- Croatian Auto Klub magazine award: Croauto 2017
- 2017 Newcomer of the Year, Quattroruote
- All-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Named Best "Luxury Performance Car" of 2017 by New York Daily News Autos Team
- Wards 10 Best Interiors
- 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Wins "Super Sedan" in Popular Mechanics’ Automotive Excellence Awards
- 2017 10 Best Interiors List by WardsAuto
- 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio named "Car of Texas" and "Performance Sedan of Texas" and took home "Most Drives" honor
- 2017 Sport Auto Award 2017 - German car magazine "Sport Auto"
- 2017 Evo Car of the Year best sports saloon
- 2017 Evo Car of the Year best super saloon
- 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- Car and Driver 10Best for 2018
- 2018 Car And Driver ‘Editors’ Choice’
- Sport Auto Award 2018 Giulia Quadrifoglio top pick of category 'Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 Euro' by Sport auto (Germany)
- Sport Auto Award 2018 Giulia Veloce wins in category 'Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 50,000 Euro'. by Sport auto (Germany)
- 2019 Readers' choice awards by the Auto, Motor und sport
- 2019 Auto Bild magazine win of "Design" category "Best Brands" competition.
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