Micropost: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Seen in the semi-wild, finally. I couldn’t take a photo of the whole car.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The lighting showed off the highlights on a 2.2 litre diesel with deep blue metallic paint and a chrome-edged DLO.


This is the one we are most curious about, the meat and potatoes car. A close look reveals lush surfaces and fluid highlights. There appears to be no rear centre armrest.


Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

8 thoughts on “Micropost: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia”

  1. That’s a very lovely colour – I like a nice dark blue, and that has a gorgeous glow to it. I’m still struggling with how derivative the rear looks, and the front is ok, but the 156 and 159 were both better (just reading an article in Modern Classics on the 156 V6 and drooling – they go for £1,500 these days!). I feel like I want to recommend this new-ish magazine, edited by the very likeable and knowledgeable Keith Adams of AROnline fame, but have just discovered it’s from the same stable as Car.

  2. The rear design of this and the Jaguar XE are both perplexingly derivative – like they spent too much time on surfacing the bonnet and then didn’t have the time to do the rear lights properly. The Jag of course being the worse looking of these two.

  3. Maybe flexible production methods will develop to a point where I can order a Giulia with a slightly modified 159 body. That’d be some car.

  4. I got all excited the other day when I thought I saw a Giulia. It was actually a 3er. Awkward. It certainly seems to have a strong resemblance.

    1. The proportions say “3” and the same applies to the Jaguar XE. The overall form is a class norm and it is hard to argue for anything different in these market conditions. The difference is in the surfacing and detailing. I haven’t been able to examine the details in full daylight. The surfacing, shown up by a well-placed strip of light, had a fluidity to it that suggested a lot of care. I think the base and mid-range engines and specs will be what people will judge the car on.

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