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Alfa Romeo GIULIA (rave-)reviews and news. :-)

Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by prabhjot, May 10, 2016.

  1. prabhjot

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    Like the Maserati levante, the new Alfa Giulia seems in most engineering and design respects a clear class-best, AND deeply charcterful+brand-history-true.

    FCA and Marchionne deserve enormous credit for just how excellent their attack on the German domination is (so far) with the Maserati Levante, the Ghibli+QP, and now esp with the new Giulia: taking the high-road to tackling that task, by not avoiding their historical brand and national car-culture history and heritage and delivering such superb and innovative engineering+design.

    http://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/alfa-romeo/qv-4dr/first-drive

    http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-alfa-romeo-giulia-first-drive-review/

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...16-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-first-drive

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...16-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-first-drive

    (even the corrupt, soldout to the germans esp vw group, and way overly promotive and protective of Jaguar+LandRover Autocar and AutoExpress UK have to praise it unreservedly: still just 4 stars, though. One does not have to wonder why. One is used to such 'ratings' rat variance with reportage in the indian avatar!)

    This all-new rwd 'Giorgio' platform and these all-new engines (diesel and turbopetrol) will spawn not just all the other new Alfa-s (starting with a cuv avatar of the Giulia, releasing at the year-end) BUT also: several FCA usa brand models: at least 2 Dodge-s by 2018, and at least 1 JEEP (probably the next-gen Cherokee, while the next Grand Cherokee and/or all-new Wagonner above it will be based on the Maserati Levante).

    THAT is how Marchionne is makingup for theabsence of full-scale-economies from each of these marques, relative to say the German car firms: by sharing engineering and architectures across brands. A multibrand approach that has the virtue of not allowing individual brand lineups to bloat to the point of meaninglessness (e.g., BMW offers everything from a fwd minivan to sports saloons and luxo-barges, same for Mercedes and Audi).
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    I was just reading the TopGear review of the Giulia, right before heading to TFI. Seems like Alfa's made a solid one! All praises for the Diesels too and the only gripe is the interior quality.
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  4. prabhjot

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    Yes the only properly 'gorgeous' sedan (yet rwd athletic) of its class? And VERY distinctively, uniquely rather than through lashings of chrome+drl-s+led-lights+coupe-rooflines+oversized grills etc.

    That disappearing/vanishing/dissolving-behind a black decorative cover for the ICE screen is terrific, and an innovation i think. It is a nice keep-the-LED-gizmo at least somewhat on the margins, rather than loudly at front and centre of the aesthetic effect of the whole interior/dash design (the German cars, esp mercedes.)

    AND: few buttons. Everything flowing together and harmonic with this dash design. Musical!

    @revvingengines
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  5. kk27

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    Well well... this is what's called proper italian flair
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  6. prabhjot

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    A close look and drive by a sympathetic English video blogger of the Giulia QV. Not to miss.
  7. prabhjot

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    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...ves/2016-alfa-romeo-giulia-20-multiair-review

    Another rave review of the Giulia. This time of its all-new, all-aluminium 2.0litre turbopetrol multiair engine (it has multiair highly variable vvt on output and input, direct injection, and a twin scroll turbo....).

    A version of this engine will offered in ever more new FCA usa brand models, including Jeeps, but especially the Alfa-twinned Dodge new 'muscle cars'. This new -gen, cutting-edge petrol engine family is called Global Medium Engine by FCA, while the Fire and t-jet replacing one currently under rollout in Brazil as a beginning is called Global Small Engine.

    PS: Autocar praises stuff in a review of one avatar of the Giulia that it nitpiks over in another. AND: its sister publication for dummies WhatCar? actively goes against the Giulia on matters that find no mention in Autocar's reviews, even though the author of both reports is the same 'journalist'!

    .....just the 'have your cake and eat it too' extortion-racket being run by many/most 'magazines'/news outlets these days, since most are struggling so badly for income let alone profitability: play one firm against another, etc. IF this is the state of the respectable professional press in the UK, one can only imagine the real corrupted state of our 'press'/'journalism' in India (barring one or two obvious exceptions).

    Autocar Uk is of course notorious for (a) hugely promoting 'British' cars, i.e., the Indian-owned Jaguar-LandRover, and for (b) always also promoting the high-ad-spending German marques, esp the VW group that has so many, (c) a consistent discounting of Italian, French and American models.
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  8. prabhjot

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    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/alfa-romeo/giulia/95680/new-alfa-romeo-giulia-20-petrol-review

    The new 2 litre turbo i4 with multiair infinite electronic-vvt and direct injection, and 'scavenging' tech etc is a beauty! Even in this 200 odd bhp version. There will be a 280 hp version for the usa (and china?) markets.

    This is a larger engine family, that will spawn N America-specific, less-expensive versions for Jeep (the new c-suv, the new 2017-18 Wrangler...) and for Dodge et al.
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    A fantastic video review by the very excellent man fronting up MOTORING Middle East: Shahzad Sheikh. Terrific.
  10. zam123

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    absolutely wonderful car.

    Tell me something guys, I simply don't understand this.

    most performance and luxury cars have the v6-v12 engines. The V engines have been around for over 100 years now, yet there is not a single mid sized sedan in india with a v6 engine at an affordable price(10-15L).

    Is V6 engine that expensive or most manufactures don't bother bringing it to india because lets face it most indians don't care about engines.

    What i would prefer is fiat makes a nice looking mid sized sedan like the linea and put a v6 in it and give us atleast 200-300 bhp with similar torque. How much would something like this cost?

    But more importantly when will india see a proper mid sized sedan with a v6 ?

    Saddens me that we are way way behind.
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