The Alfa Romeo Giulia has officially arrived in South Africa, and local pricing has been released.
The four-model line-up starts from R555 000 and runs through to R1,4-million.
The Giulia is the Italian brand’s comeback to the compact executive sedan segment, with the high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde variant serving as the flagship (look out for a full road test of the QV in the April issue of CAR magazine).
Interestingly, Alfa Romeo SA brought in 46 units of the Launch and Race Edition models (both based on the range-topping QV), which it says were snapped up “within three days of the order book opening at local dealerships”. The two models were priced at R1 400 000 and R1 600 000, respectively.
Locally, three trim levels will be available (excluding the QV). The Base model features items such as 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and cruise control.
The Super adds 17-inch alloys, adaptive cruise control, shift paddles, twin exhausts and privacy glass. And the Super with Stile Pack raises the bar further with 18-inch alloys, a Uconnect infotainment system, a sports pack (items such as a sports steering wheel and xenon headlamps) a convenience pack.
All models bar the QV feature a 2,0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine worth 147 kW and 330 N.m. The QV, of course, employs a 2,9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine delivering 375 kW and 600 N.m. All Giulia models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The Giulia will be available in a choice of thirteen exterior colours (three solid and eight metallic). The QV will additionally be offered with a choice two optional tri-coat hues.
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