The Giulia has landed…in the UK at least!
This article has been sent to us from Kelly La Velle & Andrew Stevens in the UK enjoy!
Last week Kelly and I had two opportunities to see the new Giulia saloon last week. There has been a lot of hype around the new 500hp Quadrifoglio version and it certainly looks impressive in the flesh and Kelly has even managed a short ride in one. We were at the dealers in Slough collecting my Mito from it’s annual service when the sale manager pulled up in one. We went down to the new Alfa showroom where two others were on display (2.2 Diesel versions) along with a 4C Spider and some other models, along with what John Schoen would call a ‘proper’ Giulia Super that is used in European rally events. Great to see that they are paying a nod to the origins of the name.
A couple of evening later we were invited along to HWM – a couple of miles from home – who as well as being the longest established Aston Martin dealer in the world (and the original home of the postwar HWM racing cars) is also an Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealer and we had the opportunity to have a good look around the new cars – both the 500hp and 2.2 Diesel versions again, along with a sneak look at the new DB11 Aston Martin! Slightly more expensive that the Giulia however…
The Giulia’s look very impressive with great attention to detail on the interior fitment and a really good level of quality on display. They are going against tough competition in the BMW and Audi arena, as well as the Jaguar XE and whatever else is out there and hopefully they can carve out their own niche and then move forward with the new Stelvio SUV and hopefully a new Spider and GTV too! Quality and reliability is certainly on the improve. I’ve had my Mito TwinAir (yes – the 2 cylinder 105hp version) for two years now and in that time it’s not even blown a light bulb.