Alfa Romeo announced several special edition models for the Geneva Motor Show, including a couple for the aging Giulietta sub-compact.
As it turns out, though, Alfa Romeo has more new stuff in store for its compact hatchback as the Giulietta will see some styling and equipment updates for the 2019 model year.
Those who expected big design tweaks will likely be disappointed. New for 2019MY are the Visconti Green exterior paint, new 18-inch alloys, and special upholstery. Alfa Romeo has also reshuffled the range into five trim levels: Giulietta, Giulietta Super, Giulietta Sport, Giulietta Executive, and Giulietta Veloce.
Additionally, there are six accessory packages that further individualize the Italian hatchback labeled Business Pack, Convenience Pack, Carbon Look Pack, Red Racing Pack, Yellow Racing Pack, and Tech Pack.
All the engines in the lineup now comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard. The range includes a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline four that makes 120 PS (118 hp), a 1.6-liter Multijet turbodiesel that delivers the same power output, and a 2.0-liter Multijet turbodiesel rated at 170 PS (168 hp). The latter replaces the 1.75-liter turbo gasoline unit in the Giulietta Veloce.
The range-topping engine comes equipped with an Alfa TCT six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard, while the lower-powered diesel offers the auto as an option. The driver can modify the TCT transmission shifting logics using the Alfa DNA driving mode selector which also adjusts the car’s engine response, brakes, Alfa Q2 electronic self-locking differential, ESC control system and the ASR traction control.
*We’ve added live images from the Geneva Motor Show below. (Update 3/7/2019)