Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is the family-sized entry-level model into this sporting, storied brand. The five-door hatchback is a tidy shape and is offered in some rich, bold colours. Even the model variant names sound evocative: Super, Speciale, Veloce. Each is well equipped: every Giulietta has climate control, alarm, leather steering wheel and rear parking sensors. The engine range is simple too, with a 120hp 1.4-litre turbo petrol, 120hp 1.6-litre diesel and, for the top-spec car, a 2.0-litre 170hp diesel.
For a car from a sporting brand, the Giulietta is pleasingly practical. Rear legroom is OK, there’s a practical 350-litre boot and the rear seats are split 60:40. You even get standard floor mats. The racy-looking interior, with its white-faced dials and leather steering wheel, is backed up by a reasonably tight drive. The dynamic Giulietta is set up to be sharp and the charismatic petrol engine serves up decent performance without proving too heavy on the fuel.
Due for replacement: 2020
Euro NCAP score: 5 stars (2011)
Warranty: 3 years / 60,000 miles
Available bodystyles: 5-door hatchback
Alternatives: Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Volkswagen Golf
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