Published on May 12th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA In Malaysia at RM178,888.00
Sime Darby Auto Italia Sdn Bhd has launched the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB Multiair with a 6-speed Twin Clutch Transmission at RM178,888 (excluding road tax and insurance) Three colour choices are available – Ghiaccio White, Alfa Red and Black. The award-winning 170 hp Multiair petrol engine blends high performance levels with the lowest emissions and fuel consumption levels in its class for petrol engines of this power rating. It is a brilliant and flexible engine, with a maximum torque of 250 Nm. The Multiair system takes the controlled ignition engine to previously unthinkable levels of efficiency thanks to continuous adjustments of the degrees and intake valve opening times, making the engine virtually throttle-less.
Its top speed is 218 km/h with just 7.7 seconds needed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. Even with this excellent performance, the fuel consumption is extraordinarily low at 5.2 litres/100 km over a combined cycle. The combination of this engine with the new Compact platform places the Giulietta at the top of its segment both for its dynamic qualities as well as comfort and practicality during everyday use.
Some of the premium features in the new Giulietta include bi-xenon lights with AFS function, the Blue&Me system with Bluetooth function, USB port and MP3 player, radio/mobile phone controls on steering wheel, rear parking sensors, rain-dusk-humidity sensors, electrically folding door mirrors and an electrochromic rear-view mirror. The new Giulietta is a five-door hatchback featuring Alfa Romeo’s unique DNA and promises great agility on the most demanding routes and comfort on everyday journeys. It has been awarded the prestigious Euro NCAP five-star rating and an overall score of 87/100, an extraordinary result that makes it one of the safest hatchbacks in the world.
The new Giulietta introduces an entirely new platform, named Compact, which is designed to satisfy the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety. It ensures both exceptional dynamic performance and high comfort levels, thanks to the refined technical solutions employed for the suspension, a new-generation steering system, a light and rigid structure created from materials such as aluminium and high-strength steels, and avant-garde manufacturing techniques. This new platform allows the new Giulietta to accommodate the needs of all customers in this category, combining on-board comfort, functional interiors and generous boot space, with the dynamic qualities that belong to every Alfa Romeo.
Driving satisfaction and comfort can be adapted to meet every customer’s specific needs thanks to the Alfa DNA selector with three set-up functions – Dynamic, Normal and All Weather — a device that customises the vehicle’s behaviour to suit different road conditions and driving styles.
For more information on the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta, please visit www.autoitalia.com.my.