We’re going to take this image of the Alfa Giulia Cloverleaf version as a rendering, although the rhetoric on AutoExpress would suggest otherwise. Whatever the case, we like what they did and if the Alfa Giulia (159 replacement) turns out to be anything like this, we could have another gorgeous Alfa on our hands.
The Giulia model will most likely inherit the Giulietta platform, lengthened for the sedan model, and will show off Fiat’s latest and greatest Multiair engine range, which is nothing short of impressive. If Alfa can pull this one off, the Giulia sedan might be the one model that the market has been waiting for and could signal the real turning point for the company after the Alfa MiTo and Giulietta models. It will have to be very good and although the new Giulietta has been described as Alfa’s best car in a long time, the jury is still out as to whether it’s a great driver’s car.
The Giulietta perhaps was not designed purely to be a ‘driver’s car’ but it’s what many customers and fans expect of the company with a great sports heritage. According to reports we could see the Giulia as early as next year and it would be considered a general competitor to the BMW 3 Series. It could get the 1750 TBi engine with 147 kW from the Brera, and a couple of high performance diesel options should also be available.
While the standard model should have a new Active Roll Control system and the various DNA driver modes to give a balance between cruising and sports handling, the top-performance Quadrifoglio Verde will carry the sports flag, possibly equipped with a 3.3-litre V6 from the Chrysler Pentastar. It could have about 224 kW with MultiAir technology and direct fuel injection, making this the kind of competitor to the BMW 335i and Audi S4 that many would love to see.