As Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reorganizes its strategy for its Alfa Romeo product line, the automaker today unveiled its 2017 Giulia and Giulia Ti models, mid-size sedans with all-aluminum turbo engines that offer nearly 280 horsepower.
“All-new from the ground up, the 2017 Giulia lineup marks Alfa Romeo’s return to the heart of the premium sedan segment and the next chapter of the brand’s rich 105-year heritage,” says Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo – North America. “From the new Giulia and Giulia Ti models, to the ultra-high performance Quadrifoglio model, each of our Alfa Romeo sedans deliver class-leading power and handling, the pedigree of incredible technology and race-inspired performance, plus design and style that could only be crafted in Italy.”
Bigland says the vehicles, which will make their North American debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show that opens to the public on March 25, offer a dual exhaust system with bright tips, leather seating, a seven-inch full-color driver information display system, a widescreen infotainment display, and a sport-inspired flat-bottomed steering wheel with a push-button start, among other features.
Bigland says the Alfa Q4 all-wheel-drive system is also available on Giulia and Giulia Ti models, while available sport, luxury, and performance packages.
He says the exterior of the Giulia features a large, signature grille flanked by headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The Giulia has short overhangs, along with long hood and front fender proportions. He says nine wheel designs are available that range from 17 to 19 inches.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia comes in red, black, and white, along with metallic black, gray, blue, and white.
In January, Fiat Chrysler announced its 2014 strategy to build out Alfa Romeo’s full product line-up by 2018 will be delayed until 2020. Alfa Romeo will also launch a mid-size SUV by the end of 2017, and will launch a full-size vehicle, a hatchback, and a specialty vehicle, among others, by 2020.