New Alfa Romeo Giulietta diesel
Alfa's five-door hatchback Giulietta range has a new 2.0-litre diesel engine in the range, offering 140bhp and up to 350Nm torque, in Alfa's DNA 'dynamic' mode (320Nm normal). The JTDM-2 MultiJet Commonrail diesel engine is a development of the 105bhp 1.6-litre and the high-power 170bhp 2.0-litre versions already in the range. It's been designed to sit in the middle, offering a good mix of performance – 127mph and 0-62mph in 9.0s – and economy – 62.8mpg. The improvements are largely down to trick variable vane turbocharger technology and advanced engine management systems. The Giulietta 140 comes in £20,750 OTR Lusso and £22,050 OTR Veolce specifications and is available now.