The Alfa Romeo Giulia is tailor-made for anyone bored with the oh-so familiar line-up of German executive saloons on their company car list.
Few car-making nations provide a finer-looking four-wheeled breath of fresh air than the Italians. Yet, unlike some of its predecessors, the Giulia shouldn’t be dismissed as an oddball or irrational choice; there’s more substance to back up the style this time round.
Built on a new rear-wheel-drive platform, the Giulia is the first instalment in a range overhaul that, Alfa Romeo claims, will put every one of its models in a class-leading position for performance and handling.
This switch from front to rear-wheel drive allows the car to sit more comfortably next to rivals such as the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class than the old 159 did, while the use of lightweight aluminium in the car’s structure and bodywork should be good news fefficiency.
The engine range is made up of 2.2-litre diesels with either 148 or 178bhp, a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol with 197bhp, and a range-topping twin-turbo V6 Quadrifoglio version with 503bhp. All come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
Read on for everything you need to know about the Alfa Romeo Giulia, including which engine, trim level and options to choose.