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The Giulietta Sport Is A New Alfa Romeo That Isn't Very Fast

The ageing Giulietta has been given a new 'Sport' trim, but don't expect sporty performance

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You’d be forgiven for forgetting Alfa Romeo still sells the Giulietta. It was - after all - launched when VW was still making the Mk6 Golf, and enough time has elapsed since then for Wolfburg to make a new version and give it a facelift.

The arrival of the Giulia and Stelvio - both of which sit on Alfa Romeo’s own platform, not a Fiat hand-me-down - doesn’t exactly help the Giulietta’s case, but the hatchback is sticking around for now. In fact, it’s just had a little tweak, thanks to this new Sport trim.

Alfa Romeo - The Giulietta Sport Is A New Alfa Romeo That Isn't Very Fast - News

It certainly looks good. We have 17-inch teledial wheels, side skirts, red accents for the front splitter and rear diffuser, and a bigger exhaust. You can have it all finished in Misano Blue, which was previously only available for the 236bhp Veloce.

On the inside you’ll find a dark headlining, a leather steering wheel, climate control, cruise control and FCA’s UconnectTM infotainment system.

Alfa Romeo - The Giulietta Sport Is A New Alfa Romeo That Isn't Very Fast - News

If you were thinking it might have some sporty performance to go along with the livelier looks, you’re going to be disappointed: it’s available only with a 118bhp 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, or a 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine. The former takes 9.4 seconds to get from 0-62mph, while the diesel requires 10 seconds to dispatch the benchmark sprint. Ah.

Both versions are available now, with the petrol starting at £20,965 and the diesel £22,230.