Yesterday Alfa Romeo revealed its special edition of the Giulia sports sedan. The model is called “Veloce” and it will make its official debut at next week's Paris Motor Show. First of all you should know that this car is only slated for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but this shouldn't disappoint you. Before some of you start thinking it's a bad news and the US will once again miss out on a cool Euro-spec model, we want you to realize that it's nothing special.
The Giulia Veloce is just a normal Giulia with an appearance package and a fancy name. The model comes with either the 280-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, which we will get in 276-hosepower trim, or the 210-horsepower diesel four-cylinder. From there, Alfa throws in options like Q4 all-wheel drive, 19-inch 5-hole wheels, a tweaked front bumper, sport seats and steering wheel, rear diffuser and black window trim. We'll probably see a new color of blue, but it's not clear if that's a package-exclusive color or just another option.
You should know that many of these components will be available in the US, including the all-wheel drive, wheels, and, based on the American Alfa website, probably the black window trim. It's just that they won't all come in one package. And even if a few pieces of vehicle flair don't make it here, we're still not going to lose sleep over an appearance package. If you really need to be upset about something, perhaps consider the fact that we probably won't see Giulias on dealer lots until early next year. The Alfa Giulia is set to arrive in Australia from early 2017 where it is expected to fight against established German luxury rivals such as the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Full details of the local line-up will be revealed ahead of its arrival.