Being a highly anticipated addition to the already praised Alfa Romeo Giulia range, the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is driven by the 2.2-litre 276bhp 295lb ft diesel. Just like all British Giulias its powerplant delivers power via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. For right-hand-drive versions it’s going to be exactly rear-wheel drive.
The fresh Veloce offers customers the 60kg weight saving as well as a bunch of tiny gains in fuel consumption and CO2. Whether it’s worth purchasing or not is still a questionable thing, especially considering that many folks prefer the combination of a mightier motor and real-wheel drive.
The starting price £37,935 turns to be a bit more than the BMW 330i M Sport and Jaguar XE R-Sport. However, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce boasts a power advantage over those two rivals. Its regular equipment is good enough, including a full suite of driver alerts and aids, dual-zone climate, parking sensors, to say nothing of an 8.8-inch Alfa Connect infotainment system.