Alfa Romeo Giulia to get its new engines before 2017 image

The Italian automaker has quietly revealed the long-awaited Giulia sedan, expected to hit dealerships across Europe and the United States soon, will be receiving more engines before the year’s end.

During the ongoing Geneva Motor Show Alfa’s biggest announcements had nothing to do with an expected new model – for example the crossover slated to be next in line for the carmaker – and instead just introduced the starting range of powertrains for the Giulia sedan. This is hardly something to write home about – since the Giulia was introduced to the world almost a year ago but only in the flagship QV guise. Anyways, the carmaker also lost in translation the timing of the release of these new engines – which is apparently slated to occur before the year runs its natural course.

As of April 15 the Italian producer will finally be ready to take orders for the Giulia sedan, offered for starters with a single gasoline (200 horsepower) and two 2.2 diesel (150 hp and 180 hp) units. To close the gap between these regular offerings and the top of the line QV model, Alfa would also offer down the line a 280-hp version of the petrol offering and a 210-hp version of the diesel. These engines will be treated as standard to a six-speed manual transmission, but there will also be an optional eight-speed automatic. The April 15 order start is just for the customers from the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and the North American buyers will have to wait a little longer.