so what’s the lowdown with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0JTD?
Alfa Romeo offers something out of the ordinary. While there’s no shortage of choice in the mid-sized hatchback market, Alfa Romeo’s offering – the Giulietta – relies on unique style, driving appeal and Alfa’s illustrious heritage in racing and sports cars.
So the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0JTD needs to be judged not on how effectively it rivals mid-sized mainstream cars like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, but also at how successfully it provides a distinctly different alternative.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0JTD is available with Alfa’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, in two states of tune, and there are 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre JTD turbo diesels. Our test car had a 2.0-litre, recently given 10bhp power boost to make a total of 148bhp. Like most turbo diesels it does its best work in the low to [...]
Sometimes a car you’d ruled out first time around is definitely worth a second look once the manufacturer has gone back to the drawing board. This can probably be said of the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. If you’re looking for car lease deals on mid-sized family hatchbacks with the ideal combination of economy, effectiveness and reliability, the likes of the Golf and Focus are probably going to be on your list. Thanks to an improved engine range (including a particularly attractive 2.0-litre 148 bhp diesel option) and some other useful tweaks, 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta ought to be there as well.
The Look and Feel
Whether you take to the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta’s looks is very much a matter of personal taste. Were it not for the prominent Alfa badge, the rear could be mistaken for an awful lot of other similar sized hatchbacks on the [...]