Only recently, a lot of people went crazy after a large number of motoring publications started spreading tittle-tattle and an alleged leaked photograph of the Giulia Sportwagon. The image was debunked immediately by yours truly, whereas Alfa Romeo never said anything about a longroof variant of the Giulia. The bottom line is, just don’t believe the hype.
With an eight-speed automatic transmission it accelerates to 100km/h in a claimed 6.6 seconds while returning a combined fuel consumption figure of 6.0 L/100km.
The Fiat-owned brand is prepared for a tussle in the track-ready coupe segment. The range-topping Sprint Quadrifoglio will get a twin-turbocharged, 2.9-liter V6 rated at 505 horsepower. That will be enough grunt to send the coupe from zero to 60 mph in under four seconds.
Mr Zanlunghi also predicted the bulk of the variant adoption would be for the mid-grade version, admitting “it will be pretty split, but we think probably the largest volume will be the Super for us, then probably Veloce, then the regular Giulia”.