2016 Alfa Romeo Giulietta  front 3/4 The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta has been unveiled simultaneously in five locations across Europe, with the main event taking place in the Alfa Romeo Museum, Arese.

Further enhancing the range, following its extensive revision in 2014, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta features revised front-end styling that includes a striking new honeycomb grille, piano black bumper inserts (with red highlights on sporty models) and revised headlight and fog lamp surrounds.

The new look emphasizes the Giulietta’s close genetic links with the new Alfa Romeo Giulia sports saloon and is complemented by new badge designs, new alloy wheel designs, revised tail pipes, new colors (Alfa White and Lipari Grey) and a new engine and transmission combination.

Inside the new Giulietta there are revised seat upholsteries, dashboard and door panel finishes, a Uconnect 6.5-inch infotainment system now with smartphone-enabled LIVE services and, of course, the new Alfa Romeo logo on the steering wheel boss and upholstery (depending on versions).

Under the bonnet there’s now the option of combining the 120hp 1.6-liter JTDM-2 turbo diesel engine with the Alfa TCT twin dry-clutch transmission. Employing second-generation MultiJet technology with a variable geometry turbo charger, this engine produces 120hp at 3,750rpm and an impressive 320Nm of torque from just 1,7450 rpm and, when paired with Alfa Romeo’s quick-shifting and smooth Alfa TCT transmission, it can be used as a full automatic (with its responsiveness and shift patterns adjusted via the three-mode Alfa DNA drive selector, along with the power steering assistance, ESC and Q2 electronic differential settings and throttle and brake responsiveness) or as a full manual, either by slotting the gear selector into its sequential gate or by using the steering wheel paddle shifters.

This engine and transmission combination has a top speed of 194 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds, while its official combined cycle fuel-economy and emissions figures matches those of the manual version, returning 3.8 l/100 km and producing just 99 g/km of CO2.

For the UK market, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range comprises five trim levels: the base Giulietta, Giulietta Super, Giulietta Tecnica, Giulietta Speciale and Giulietta Veloce. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta goes on sale on April Fool’s day with prices starting from 18,450 pounds.

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