A history of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
A look at the incredibly short history of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta which has only been around for two years.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has been around since the mid-1950s as the Italian auto-mobile company looked to rebuild itself following the conclusion of the Second World War. However after several relaunches Alfa Romeo have settled on their current model for the Giulietta vehicle (Italian for Juliet just in case you were wondering) which was released in 2010.
Initially launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009, the car is only on sale as a five door hatchback and was aimed primarily at the US commercial market but was so successful that it also claimed the European Car of the Year award in 2011 which is voted for by auto-mobile magazines across Europe.
Added to its stylish exterior and spacious interior is the fact that the car was primarily designed with the aim of achieving the best possible level of safety for the roads. With this in mind it is perhaps little surprise that the car scores highly on the Euro NCAP tests. The car not only has the maximum possible five star rating but also achieved 87 out of 100 in the overall rankings. It only scores a 63% pass in the pedestrian safety rankings but scores highly for internal child and adult protection.
Assembled in the Cassino region of Italy, the car offers the motorist a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual dry clutch transmission which supports the driver as they look for a response from the Giulietta’s engine. The engine can come as either a diesel or a petrol make however, whatever option is chosen, all of the engines are turbo charged and the transmission actually helps to reduce the CO² emissions from the fuel.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta had no expense spared when parent company Fiat opted to redesign the platform of the vehicle in order to create a more stream-lined body. Not only does the revamp offer front suspension but it also has a multi-link rear suspension as well as coming with a front-wheel drive layout.