Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010)

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Giulietta front 20100704.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 2010–present
Assembly Cassino, Italy[1]
Designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti at Alfa Romeo Centro Stile
Body and chassis
Class Compact Car
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Fiat Compact platform[2]
Related Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo C-SUV
Dodge Dart
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L I4 t/c petrol/LPG
1.4 L I4 t/c petrol (MultiAir)
1.75 L I4 t/c petrol
1.6 L I4 t/c diesel (JTDM)
2.0 L I4 t/c diesel (JTDM)
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission FPT C635
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,634 mm (103.7 in)[3]
Length 4,351 mm (171.3 in)[3]
Width 1,798 mm (70.8 in)[3]
Height 1,465 mm (57.7 in)[3]
Curb weight 1,355–1,395 kg (2,987–3,075 lb)[4]
Chronology
Predecessor Alfa Romeo 147

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta[5] (Type 940) is a small family car produced by the Italian automaker Alfa Romeo. Giulietta production started towards the end of 2009 and was introduced at the March 2010 Geneva Motor Show.[6] In a viability plan forwarded to the US Government in February 2009, Chrysler (a partner of Alfa Romeo parent company Fiat) reported that the 147 replacement would come to market as the Milano and that it could be built in the USA.[7] However, as of early 2010 Fiat was instead planning to concentrate on bringing larger models to the US, such as the Giulia.[8] The Giulietta came in second place in the 2011 European Car of the Year awards. Between 2010 and 2012 around 200,000 Giuliettas were built.

The 2010 Giulietta is available only as a 5-door hatchback. The Giulietta got its Italian dealer presentation on 22 and 23 May 2010. The Giulietta advertising campaign is made with Hollywood actress Uma Thurman.[9] The end of the advert features the car's mottos - 'I am Giulietta, and I am such stuff as dreams are made on' and 'Without heart, we would be mere machines'.

Platform[edit]

The rear view of Giulietta 2.0 JTDM Turismo.

The platform used is Fiat Group’s Compact also called as "C-Evo" during the planning stage. Practically this is an all new platform.[2][10] Fiat Group used around 100 million euros to re-engineer the C-platform, previously used for the Fiat Stilo, Fiat Bravo and Lancia Delta, into C-Evo,[11] it has a longer wheelbase, shorter overhangs and an advanced new type of MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension.[6] Depending on the market and trim level, 16, 17, or 18 inch wheels are available. Available tire sizes are 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, and 225/40 R18.[12] The wheels use a 5-hole pattern with a 110 mm bolt circle.[13] The length of the Giulietta is around 4.3 metres (14 ft), which is similar to the Alfa Romeo 156. Only a five-door body is available for sale.


2014 changes[edit]

At the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show Alfa Romeo presented MY (model year) Giulietta, the car has new Uconnect infotainment system with 5" or 6.5" Radionav touchscreen, new front grille, chrome-plated frame of the foglights and new wheels (16, 17 and 18 inch), new exterior colors: Moonlight Pearl, Anodizzato Blue and Bronze and other trim changes. A new diesel engine variant came also, 150 PS, 380 Nm 2.0 JTDM 2 engine. In 2014 range all available engines complies with the 'Euro 5 +' (Euro 6 ready) emission standard.

Variants[edit]

Quadrifoglio Verde (2010-)[edit]

The top of the range model is a version with 1.75 L (1,742 cc) turbocharged TBi engine rated 235 PS (173 kW; 232 hp), lowered ride height (15 mm (0.6 in) at the front and 10 mm (0.4 in) at the rear), 18-inch Spoke design alloy wheels with dark titanium finish and 225/40 R18 tires plus 18-inch 5 Hole design alloy wheels as an option; an enhanced braking system (330 mm (13.0 in) front, 278 mm (10.9 in) rear) with calipers painted Alfa red; dark tinted windows, sports kick plates, cloverleaf badges, leather and microfibre seats plus sports leather seats as an option; dark brushed aluminium dashboard.[14][15] 1750 is an engine size which has its roots in Alfa Romeo's history, with 1.75 L engines being used to power some of Alfa Romeo's first cars.[16]

UK version is sold as Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf.[16]

Quadrifoglio Verde (2014-)[edit]

In Geneva Motor Show Alfa Romeo introduced a new Quadrifoglio Verde, it has new 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) direct injection 1750 Turbo Petrol aluminium-block engine and Alfa TCT 6-speed twin dry clutch transmission borrowed from Alfa Romeo 4C. With new engine the Giulietta's flagship can exceed 240 km/h (149 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 6.6 seconds.

GTS Q2[edit]

The GTS Q2 is a version of Hong Kong market version GT Q2 with Sport Package. It includes the engine from 1.4 L TB MultiAir TCT, 6-speed TCT transmission.[17]

120 HP 1.4 LPG Turbo (2011-)[edit]

It is a version using LPG and petrol fuel types. It includes Euro 5-compliant 1.4-litre turbo engine rated 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 5000 rpm and 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm, three different trim levels (Giulietta, Progression and Distinctive) for all European markets, 38-litre toroid type (ring-shaped) LPG tank at spare wheel housing, 6-speed manual transmission.[18]

The LPG version was unveiled in 2011 Bologna Motor Show.[19]

Engines[edit]

Multijet diesel engine used in Giulietta

The range of engines includes the new 1.4 L T-Jet petrol and M-jet diesel family, all turbocharged. A six-speed manual and Dual Dry Clutch Transmission TCT (Twin Clutch Transmission) introduced at the 2010 Paris International Motor Show, will be choice gearboxes for customers. Fitted to the 1.4 MultiAir petrol and 2.0 MultiJet diesel, this compact six-speed gearbox reduces the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of both engines compared to the manual versions. The diesel drops to 119 g/km,[20] while the petrol is reduced to 121 g/km,[21] giving the latter best-in-class emissions and power output in its class for a petrol engine.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta uses a new engine which utilizes a system known as Multiair. The system controls the amount of air going into the engine by controlling when air is allowed into the engine and how much the inlet valve opens. The system works by inserting a "tappet" between the cam shaft and the valve and the engine management system can control the amount of oil that is allowed into the "tappet" thus changing the effective opening profile of the inlet valve. The system can also change the overlap of the inlet and exhaust valves as well as changing the amount of lift and this allows the engine to maintain a steady pressure in the inlet manifold which is used to increase the amount of torque the engine produces while maintaining the efficiency of the engine. The system is said to increase torque by 20% while reducing emissions by a similar amount. All engines except the 1750 TBi have a Start&Stop system and all are Euro5 rated.[22]

The top of the range model has 1.7 L turbocharged engine the 1750 TBi - 235 PS (173 kW; 232 hp) with an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration (called Cloverleaf in the UK). At the 2011 Bologna Motor Show an LPG version of the Giulietta was unveiled.

Specifications[edit]

Engine Type Code Displacement Power Torque 0–100 km/h
(0–62 mph)
Top speed Years
Petrol engines
1.4 TB I4 940B1000 1,368 cc (83.5 cu in) 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) at 5000 rpm 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 10.9 s 186 km/h (116 mph) 2011–
1.4 TB I4 198A4000 1,368 cc (83.5 cu in) 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 5000 rpm 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 9.4 s 195 km/h (121 mph) 2010–
1.4 TB MultiAir I4 940A2000 1,368 cc (83.5 cu in) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 5500 rpm 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm 7.8 s 218 km/h (135 mph) 2010–
1.4 TB MultiAir TCT I4 940A2000 1,368 cc (83.5 cu in) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 5500 rpm 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm 7.7 s 218 km/h (135 mph) 2011–
1750 TBi I4 940A1000 1,742 cc (106.3 cu in) 235 PS (173 kW; 232 hp) at 5500 rpm 340 N·m (250 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm 6.8 s 242 km/h (150 mph) 2010–
1750 TBi I4 n/a 1,742 cc (106.3 cu in) 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) at 5500 rpm 340 N·m (250 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm 6.6 s 242 km/h (150 mph) 2014–
Diesel engines
1.6L MultiJet I4 940A3000 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) at 4000 rpm 320 N·m (240 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 11.3 s 185 km/h (115 mph) 2010–
2.0L MultiJet I4 940A5000 1,956 cc (119.4 cu in) 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 3750 rpm 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 1500 rpm 9.0 s 205 km/h (127 mph) 2010–
2.0L MultiJet I4 940A5000 1,956 cc (119.4 cu in) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 3750 rpm 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 8.8 s 210 km/h (130 mph) 2014–
2.0L MultiJet I4 940A4000 1,956 cc (119.4 cu in) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 4000 rpm 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 8.0 s 218 km/h (135 mph) 2010–
2.0L MultiJet TCT I4 940A4000 1,956 cc (119.4 cu in) 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 4000 rpm 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 7.9 s 218 km/h (135 mph) 2011–
2.0L MultiJet TCT I4 n/a 1,956 cc (119.4 cu in) 175 PS (129 kW; 173 hp) at 4000 rpm 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 7.9 s 218 km/h (135 mph) 2014–
LPG engine
1.4 LPG Turbo I4 n/a 1,368 cc (83.5 cu in) 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 5000 rpm 206 N·m (152 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm 10.3 s 195 km/h (121 mph) 2011–

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions[edit]

Engine City consumption Highway consumption Combined consumption CO2 emissions
1.4 TB (105 PS) 8.4 L/100 km (34 mpg-imp; 28 mpg-US) 5.3 L/100 km (53 mpg-imp; 44 mpg-US) 6.4 L/100 km (44 mpg-imp; 37 mpg-US) 149 g/km
1.4 TB 8.4 L/100 km (34 mpg-imp; 28 mpg-US) 5.3 L/100 km (53 mpg-imp; 44 mpg-US) 6.4 L/100 km (44 mpg-imp; 37 mpg-US) 149 g/km
1.4 TB MultiAir 7.9 L/100 km (36 mpg-imp; 30 mpg-US) 4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg-imp; 50 mpg-US) 5.9 L/100 km (48 mpg-imp; 40 mpg-US) 137 g/km
1.4 TB MultiAir TCT 6.7 L/100 km (42 mpg-imp; 35 mpg-US) 4.3 L/100 km (66 mpg-imp; 55 mpg-US) 5.2 L/100 km (54 mpg-imp; 45 mpg-US) 121 g/km
1750 TBi 10.8 L/100 km (26 mpg-imp; 22 mpg-US) 5.8 L/100 km (49 mpg-imp; 41 mpg-US) 7.6 L/100 km (37 mpg-imp; 31 mpg-US) 177 g/km
1.6L MultiJet 5.5 L/100 km (51 mpg-imp; 43 mpg-US) 3.7 L/100 km (76 mpg-imp; 64 mpg-US) 4.4 L/100 km (64 mpg-imp; 53 mpg-US) 114 g/km
2.0L MultiJet (140 PS) 5.6 L/100 km (50 mpg-imp; 42 mpg-US) 3.9 L/100 km (72 mpg-imp; 60 mpg-US) 4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg-imp; 52 mpg-US) 119 g/km
2.0L MultiJet (170 PS) 5.8 L/100 km (49 mpg-imp; 41 mpg-US) 4.1 L/100 km (69 mpg-imp; 57 mpg-US) 4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg-imp; 50 mpg-US) 124 g/km
2.0L MultiJet TCT (170 PS) 5.3 L/100 km (53 mpg-imp; 44 mpg-US) 4.0 L/100 km (71 mpg-imp; 59 mpg-US) 4.5 L/100 km (63 mpg-imp; 52 mpg-US) 119 g/km
Note: Consumption figures according to European Commission Directive 1999/100/EC.

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Safety and driving aids[edit]

Radionav (entertainment,navigation and communication system) in a Giulietta.

The Giulietta was designed with a target of a 5-star EuroNCAP safety rating. The car also has many electronic devices as standard: VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) electronic stability control, DST (Dynamic Steering Torque), Q2 electronic differential and Alfa Romeo DNA selector which allows driver to choose between three different driving settings; Dynamic, Normal and All-Weather, this setting controls the behaviour of engine, brakes, steering, suspension and gearbox.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is equipped with a reactive head restraint and gained five star (5/5 stars) rating and overall score of 87/100 in the Euro NCAP car safety tests.[28] That result makes it the safest compact car ever.[29] Giulietta's result (97% Adult Occupant, 85% Child Occupant, 63% Pedestrian Protection and 86% Safety Assist) means that the car will also have five-star rating in 2012 when the Euro NCAP system will have reached maximum severity. The Giulietta was named as best performing Small Family category car in 2010 by Euro NCAP.[30]

Euro NCAP test results
Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2011)[31]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 35 97%
Child occupant: 42 85%
Pedestrian: 23 63%
Safety assist: 6 86%


Sales[edit]

Year European sales[32]
2010 33,168
2011 78,911
2012 60,665
2013 45,920

Marketing and sponsorship[edit]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde is used as Superbike World Championship safety car (except in the United States rounds, where because of Fiat marketing, the Dodge Challenger SRT and some Ram Trucks are used since the Alfa Romeo brand is not sold in the United States, but the Ram and SRT brands are.).[33] A fleet of Giuliettas was used also in Eco Targa Florio organisation.[34]

The Giulietta was used as a hero car in the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6. To promote the film, Alfa Romeo published a series of photos featuring Giuliettas that were wrecked during the film's production.[35] In addition, six Giuliettas were offered with a dashboard plaque signed by cast members of the film, as well as the option to attend a stunt day with a stunt coordinator.[36]

Awards[edit]

The Giulietta came as second in European Car of the Year 2011.[37] The Multiair engines used in Giulietta was voted for the best new engine in 2010.[38] The car has also collected the following awards:

Notes[edit]

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  13. ^ David Smith. "Alfa Romeo Guilietta 10> 19" TSW Alloy Wheels Search Page 1 - Alloy Wheels, Rochford Tyres - Specialist supplier of alloy wheels and tyres packages, Fast Delivery, Buy Online". Alloywheels.com. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
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  20. ^ Car supermarkets. "Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT review - Car and Car-Buying News - What Car?". Whatcar.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
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  29. ^ "02.06.2010 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA CLAIMS FIVE STAR SAFETY RATING IN EURO NCAP CRASH TESTING". www.italiaspeed.com/2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  30. ^ "Euro NCAPs best performing cars of 2010". euroncap.com. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
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  33. ^ By  Noah Joseph RSS feed (2010-05-11). "Alfa Giulietta sets the pace at Monza as Superbike safety car". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  34. ^ "Alfa Romeo is Joint Presenting Sponsor of "Eco Targa Florio"". Fiatpress.com. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  35. ^ Ramsey, Jonathon (2013-05-07). "Alfa Romeo Guilietta to star in Fast & Furious 6 [w/video]". Autoblog. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  36. ^ Roth, Dan (2013-05-16). "Fast & Furious 6 fever infects Alfa Romeo". Road & Track. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
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  38. ^ "Fiat's 1.4-liter turbocharged Multiair powerplant wins "Best New Engine of 2010" award". green.autoblog.com. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
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  40. ^ "29.12.2010 New Giulietta is voted Greek car of the year". italiaspeed.com/2010/. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  41. ^ "31.12.2010 Yet more top honours for the Giulietta as it is voted Czech car of the year". italiaspeed/2010/cars/alfa_romeo. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
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