Alfa Romeo sending the Giulia and Giulia Ti to the New York Auto Show image

The Italian automaker has recently announced it would travel to the New York International Auto Show to feature the North American presentation of the Giulia and Giulia Ti models next week.

The models will join the roster represented so far by only one model – the high performance Giulia QV – or Quadrifoglio – with the base models featuring the same design but with more restrained bumpers, less extreme side skirts, and a dual exhaust system. And while the QV does need the inherited aggressiveness to make people aware it’s the current record holder of the Nurburgring lap time in its class, we believe the simpler lines of the regular Giulias are a tribute to the beautiful 159 models it’s replacing and will stand the test of time as standout Italian designs. Bothe Giulia versions are packing a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 276 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and an optional Alfa Q4 all-wheel drive system. Zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) will be reached in 5.5 seconds and the maximum speed stands at 149 mph.

Among the standard amenities we can recall the leather seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and the choice of dark gray oak, light walnut, or brushed aluminum trim. There’s also a 7-inch driver information display, a keyless entry system, and an “Alfa-tainment” system with either a 6.5- or 8.8-inch display. Options include a Harman Kardon audio system, Sport, Luxury, and Performance packages. The Giulia Ti can also add an optional Alfa Active Suspension with adjustable dampers.