Alfa Romeo UK has launched a new derivative of the Giulietta aimed specifically at business drivers.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition is based on the mid-range Distinctive trim level, with additional specification focused on the user-chooser market.
In addition to the 16-inch alloy wheels; dual-zone climate control; cruise control; rear parking sensors; DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity (with music streaming and an SMS text-message reader with pre-programmed responses) which are already standard on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Distinctive, the new Business Edition benefits from the 6.5-inch Uconnect™ infotainment system upgrade, with voice-programmable satellite navigation with 3D mapping, as well as the Visibility Pack (dusk and rain sensors; self-dimming rear-view interior mirror and power folding door mirrors), front seat electric lumbar support and front parking sensors to help preserve the metallic or special paint – also a no-cost option on the Business Edition – in pristine condition.
The latest addition to the Giulietta range is offered with a choice of four, tax-friendly, low-CO2 engines: the 1.6-litre JTDM-2 turbo-diesel 105hp (CO2: 104g/km, Combined Economy 70.6 MPG, 2014-2015 BIK Rate 16 percent) and the new 2.0-litre JTDM-2 turbo-diesel 150hp (CO2: 110g/km, Combined Economy 67.3 MPG, BIK Rate 18 percent), both with six-speed manual transmissions, as well as the 1.4 Turbo Petrol 170hp (CO2: 119g/km, Combined Economy 55.4 MPG, BIK Rate 18 percent) and 2.0-litre JTDM-2 turbo-diesel 175hp (CO2: 116g/km, Combined Economy 64.2 MPG, BIK Rate 18 percent), both with Alfa Romeo’s six-speed TCT twin dry-clutch transmissions.
Alfa says the range offers more than £2,000 worth of additional equipment compared to the Distinctive model, with a lower OTR price when both are equipped with comparable engines.