The long-awaited comeback of Alfa Romeo in the front line is finally starting, as the first Giulia sedan has just been produced.
The return of the Alfa Romeo badge into the spotlight is a highly anticipated event by everyone, but Fiat-Chrysler has been postponing this step for quite a while until now, as other high-lucrative projects needed to be taken care off. Presented almost a year back, the Giulia premium sedan is supposing to be a more emotional alternative to the luxury d-segment, a sector ruled by the Germans. And quietly, the first unit has just been rolled out from the facility line this week, at FCA’s Cassino plant in Rome, OmniAuto reports. Even if Alfa Romeo did not make any official announcement in this direction, several photos from the event have emerged online. According to OmniAuto, the first exemplar has been bought by an Italian customer from the city of Cassino. The no 1 Giulia is a grey model with xenon headlights and likely powered by the 2.2 diesel engine. The official prices and the start of the pre-orders are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.
The 2.2-liter JTDM turbo diesel is offered in two power versions, a 150 PS option matted to a 6-speed manual version that will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.9 seconds or a more powerful one which comes with the six speeder or the eight-speed automatic. There is also the 2.0 GME T4 turbo 200 PS gasoline engine and the Quadrifoglio top of the line, that is now the quickest four door sedan to lap the Nurburgring, pushed by a 2.9-liters 510 PS twin-turbo V6 engine.