2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Begins U.S.-Bound Production This Summer: 2016 New York Auto Show | Edmunds

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Begins U.S.-Bound Production This Summer: 2016 New York Auto Show


AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — The full U.S. lineup of all-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia models will debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Jiyan Cadiz, an Alfa Romeo spokesman, confirmed to Edmunds that Giulia production for North America will begin this summer and noted that pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

As previously reported by Edmunds, the base price for the 2017 Giulia sedan is expected to be around $40,000, while the top Quadrifoglio performance sedan should start around the $70,000 mark.

At those price points, the base Giulia competes against such models as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Infiniti Q50, while the Giulia Quadrifoglio targets sport sedans like the BMW M3, Lexus GS F and Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S.

The 2017 Giulia and Giulia Ti (Turismo Internazionale) are each powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 276 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Alfa Romeo says that with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, these models can reach 60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 149 mph.

Cadiz said the Giulia Ti will feature more equipment. Specific details were not provided.

The standard engine for the top-of-the-line Giulia Quadrifoglio is a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque and comes mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic. Alfa says the Quadrifoglio will motor from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 191 mph.

For the cabin, buyers can choose from five different types of seats and four interior trim styles. The Quadrifoglio features unique sport seats wrapped in premium leather and Alcantara, trimmed with carbon fiber and aluminum.

Inside, driver and passengers will also find a 7-inch information display, as well as either a 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch infotainment screen, along with a choice of sound systems, including a 900-watt Harman Kardon Sound Theatre.

The exterior design of the new Giulia lineup draws on the marque's long history for some of its styling touches, notably the signature Alfa Romeo shield nestled within the iconic triangular grille, short front and rear overhangs, and long hood.

Edmunds says: Interested shoppers should stay in touch with their local Alfa Romeo dealer for the latest information on availability of the 2017 Giulia lineup.

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