Alfa Giulietta to make debut at Geneva

Alfa Romeo has already given us a strong indication of what the upcoming Giulietta will look like with a video that proclaimed it to have a big boot.

But now we will get a chance to sample said luggage capacity for real when the Giulietta makes its public debut at the Geneva motor show next week.

Based on an entirely new platform and a replacement for the 147, the Giulietta is Alfa's new five-door hatchback that is aiming to take on the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf in the lower-medium sector.It will launch with five engines – a 138bhp and 168bhp 1.4-litre petrol and 1.6-litre 104bhp and 2.0-litre 168bhp diesels will make up the core of the range, completed by a range-topping 232bhp petrol unit.

Fuel consumption figures are not yet available, but it is expected to offer emissions in the region of 124g/km and 134g/km for the more powerful of the basic diesel and petrol engines.

Alfa says the interior borrows some of the styling cues from its gorgeous supercar – the 8C Competizione. Don't get too excited though, it is just the grouping of the control buttons on the dash, but it is better than nothing.

It will go on sale in the UK in the summer and is expected to be priced to compete with the Golf.
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