Just as we all know, Alfa Romeo is currently trying to establish themselves as an executive car manufacturer and while they were previously making great looking cars, these were not that well received mostly because their engines or the way they drove were not on par with their competitors. The first car to prove that Alfa Romeo can once again make a great driving car is the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia which has been released in its QV, or Quadrifoglio, trim level. This car is the first sedan from the Italian manufacturer to come with rear wheel drive in years.
The platform it uses has been developed together with Maserati while some of its engines have been co-developed with Ferrari, so it does have a lot of potential. The release date for the production model has been set in the mid of 2016 and the car will be available for sale later that year. The price, while unknown at this point, is likely going to hover between $35,000 for a base model and up to $70,000 or more for a high performance version of the car.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior
The design is quite impressive and even though it is something new for them, the car looks on par with the best in its class. The front end is quite expressive and it actually borrows some design cues from the 4C while the back of the car has a bit of Maserati flair to it. The high performance QV model comes with 18 inch wheels with high performance tires, a rear diffuser, four tailpipes and a slightly different front end.
Interior of new 2017 Alfa Giulia
Its cabin is also quite impressive and even though it has not been showcased in its completed form, the Giulia looks just as good as any other executive sedan. The materials look great with standard leather upholstery being expected even on the most basic model while the top end versions will get sport seats and steering wheel as well as a lot of driver focused instruments, perfect for a true driver’s car.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Engine
Engine wise, the base versions of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia are expected to come with a quite a few options. The smallest engine is likely going to be a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 with around 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque while further up the range, a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 with up to 320 horsepower might become available. The top of the range QV has been confirmed to get a 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 developed by Ferrari which is capable of 503 horsepower and more than 440 lb-ft of torque, more than any of its direct competitors. This should allow it to hit 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds and hit a top speed of up to 180 MPH or more.