The 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia arrives with a bang by bringing a limited-edition trim. Explore the upgraded features, specs, pricing, and other details of the premium sedan below.
The Giulia is one of the most praised upscale sports sedans critically. Beyond offering a handsome appearance, it boasts of the most pleasant driving experiences in its class. The combination of keen handling and the dashing turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is perfect for passionate drivers. This year, the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia will be released, with the addition of limited-edition Estrema trim that brings some features from the powerful and elusive high-performance Quadrifoglio.
A Brief Profile of the Giulia
The Giulia is a compact luxury car manufactured by Alfa Romeo, an automaker company from Italy. The car was revealed in midst-2015 and launched to the market in 2016 as the first sedan by the automobile manufacturer after the axed production of the Alfa Romeo 159 (Type 939) in 2011. The debut also marks the first mass-produced vehicle by the producer in more than twenty years that utilizes a longitudinal RWD platform since the discontinuation of the Alfa Romeo 75 (Tipo 161, 162B) back in 1992.
Aside from the front-engine RWD layout, the premium compact vehicle also features an evenly distributed 50/50 weight distribution. It uses an independent suspension setup. Every variant of the Giulia makes use of a Hitachi Automotive Systems-produced carbon-fiber drive shaft, along with front wings and doors, suspension parts, and alloy shock towers made from aluminum material. Apart from this system, an AWD version is offered as well.
The Giulia shared a common platform with the Stelvio SUV for today’s version. It started to be distributed in the U.S market in the 2017 model year and received a facelift for the 2020 model year. As of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia lineup, it has been confirmed to be released by carrying an Estrema trim that’s available in limited units.
What Stays and What’s Added in the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Including the special edition Estrema, there are three trim levels of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Most of them are powered by a 280 HP 2L turbocharged inline-4 engine, which can be found in the new Estrema as well. Buyers can choose between the standard AWS or the optional AWS version. Regardless, the setup is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Guilia boasts competitive fuel-economy ratings amongst other turbocharged 4-cylinder vehicles in the same class—almost close to achieving the class-leading spot. According to the EPA estimations, the RWD version is rated at 24/33 mpg city/highway, while the AWD variant sits slightly behind at 23/31 mpg city/highway—these AWD numbers are more common in its class.
The limited-run Estrema trim presents additions of Quadrifoglio’s technology of key driving dynamics, which include Alfa Active suspension and a rear limited-slip differential as standard features.
Apart from the available trim levels, three optional extra packages are offered as well, which comprise the Sport, Performance, and Luxury automatic package. The Sport provides a package-specific extra-grip steering wheel, Xenon headlights, and dashboard aluminum inserts. The Luxury includes wood trim and upscale leather upholstery. Meanwhile, the Performance one offers an electronic suspension system, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifter, and mechanical limited-slip differential.
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia offers a solid active safety feature package. Some standard offerings are automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and parking sensors. The optional Active Assist Plus suit delivers driver monitoring and traffic sign recognition.
Expect the upcoming Giulia to arrive with distinctive exterior styling that includes side mirror covers, carbon fiber grille, polished black side window trims and B-pillar, and dark-toned badges both on the front and rear fenders.
Shifting into the interior department, the new Giulia is equipped with leather upholstery, soft-touch plastic coatings, and either real wood or textured metallic trimmings. The cabin is styled sophistically, featuring a broad, curved dashboard that serves as a sun visor for the built-in infotainment display. Vehicle occupants will find the seats to be comfortable and plushy, especially the seats provided by the optional Sport package.
Maintained standard equipment of the luxury sedan consists of an 8.8” touchscreen display, smartphone connectivity systems (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), dual-zone climate control, and Rain-sensing windshield wipers. Some features of the prior model year become standard on all 2023 Giulia models, which include a navigation system, heated front, and back seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a wireless charging pad, and curve-adaptive headlights.
Release Date and Price Estimation
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia is most likely to arrive at dealerships in the 3rd quarter of the 2022 calendar year. Consumers can choose from four available exterior color options. The pricing begins at around $45,000 for the entry-level model. The limited-run Estrema is available for $55,000 to $57,000, depending on the chosen drive-wheel system.