The Italian brand has officially introduced online the refreshed Giulietta model prior to its worldwide public debut during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The model features some nip and tuck and as such is instantly recognizable, with a subtly refreshed front bumper and a new grille with mesh inserts. Other changes have been severely limited but we know the hatchback is coming with new wheels and badging that falls in line with the Giulia model. Interior modifications are also nothing to write home about, and we could only highlight the updated upholstery and revised trim. The Uconnect infotainment systems have been improved with “Live services” that allow the user to access Facebook, Twitter, Deezer, TuneIn, Reuters, and TomTom.
The new Giulietta Veloce is here to replace the QV and comes packing an aggressive look thanks to sportier bumpers, updated side skirts, and gloss black mirror caps. The model will also come equipped with leather / Alcantara sport seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, faux carbon fiber trim, and red contrast stitching. Powertrain options for the range include: 1.4-liter TB rated at 120 horsepower and 158 pound-feet (215 Nm) of torque; 1.4 TB MultiAir with 150 hp and 169 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque; 1.4 TB MultiAir TCT delivering 170 hp and 169 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque and a 1.4-liter TB GPL sporting 120 hp and 158 lb-ft (215 Nm) of torque. The diesel side is represented by the 1.6 JTDM packing 120 hp with 206 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque while the flagship 2.0 JTDM outputs either 150 or 170 hp.
The Giulietta Veloce packs the turbocharged 1.75-liter churning out 240 hp and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque – 250 lb-ft (340 Nm) with overboost that suffices for a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in six seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 151 mph. Pricing in Italy goes from 22,200 euros and the Veloce version can be had for €34,900.