The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was a compact car manufactured from 1954 to 1965, and later reintroduced. The first Giulietta model, a coupe was introduced in 1954 at the Turin Motor Show and followed by a sedan in spring 1955. The 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the first car to use Fiat’s new “Compact” platform. Let’s see the changes made by the Italian marque that established the careers of Juan Manuel Fangio and Enzo Ferrari.
Initially, the 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta was going to be built in the US and called Milano. As of early 2010, the company was planning to bring larger models to America, such as the Giulia. The 2010 Giulietta is a small family car meant to replace the 147. Approximately 200,000 Giuliettas were built between 2010 and 2012. The car is available as a 5-door hatchback and it is built on Fiat Group’s Compact platform, also called C-Evo during the planning stage. The automaker invested 100 million euros to re-engineer this platform previously used on the Fiat bravo, Stilo and Lancia Delta.
The 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has shorter overhangs, a longer wheelbase and an advanced new type of MacPherson strut front suspension and, of course, multi-link rear suspension. Depending on the trim level, you can get 16, 17, or 18 inch wheels. The Giuletta looks fast, although it is not as well-shaped as the 147, mostly because of modern pedestrian crash legislation. However, its snout is a grower and the rest makes up for it.
The range of engines includes the turbocharged 1.4 L T-Jet petrol and M-jet diesel family. A six-speed manual and Dual Dry Clutch Transmission TCT is fitted to the MultiAir 1.4 petrol and MultiJet 2.0 diesel. The compact gearbox reduces CO2 emissions and fuel consumption more than the manual versions. As a result, the diesel’s emissions are reduced to 119 g/km and the petrol is reduced to 121 g/km, making it best-in-class. The 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta uses a system called Multiair that controls the amount of air going into the engine. Moreover, it can change the overlap of the inlet and exhaust valves and the amount of lift, so the engine can maintain a steady pressure. This steady manifold pressure increases torque by 20% while reducing emissions.
The Giulietta weights less than 3000 pounds, about the same as it predecessor, and many of its suspension parts are aluminum. The car has the best combination of handling and ride control in its class, better than its closes competitors, the BMW 1-series and the Audi A3. The steering is quick and the electric motor that provides its power assistance eliminates the looseness of some electric power-assisted steering systems. The 2010 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is nice to be and be seen in, although some rear-seat space and comfort is sacrificed to achieve its sporty style.