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Alfa Romeo makes an appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
Visitors to the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show this year could gaze on the beautiful Alfa Romeo cars which evoke Italian style and all the performance technology and driving pleasure motorists wish for at the turn of a key.
The brand has evolved even further from what we know it as, and in so many different directions as well. The most extreme way to express is and to aid to the Alfa Romeo DNA is the brand’s return to Formula 1, with top motorists Antonia Giovinazzi and former 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen, racing under the name “Alfa Romeo Racing” name.
The Alfa Romeo display the Geneva will represent the bond permanent bond the brand has with the racetrack that underlies the limited-edition “Alfa Romeo Racing” Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models. We also see the historic return of the “Turismo Internaziolane” name awarded to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti trim. This is the peak of sportiness next to the Giulia Veloice Ti.
With an even more tailored approach, the new Giulietta MY19 offers the market five trims and six accessory packs to choose from. Everyone can express their personality with their own personal touch to your car. On the stand is also an elegant Giuliette Super with Visconti Green paintwork and the Giuliette Veloce oozes its sportiness. The stand also has the best range of accessories signed by Mopar®, to show the brand’s dedication to assistance, parts and customer care when it comes to FCA vehicles.
Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio "Alfa Romeo Racing" special series
The limited-edition stars of the show ca only be the Alfa Romeo Racing special Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
These limited editions celebrate Alfa Romeo’s participation and involvement in the Formula 1 world, and in partnering with Sauber. The team has acquired the new “Alfa Romeo Racing” name, with an add-on of “since 1910”. This is the best way they can proudly asset the history of Alfa Romeo will be rooted in motorsports for years to come. Alfa Romeo actually made its debut in an official competition, just one year after it was founded, and won the first Regularity Race in Modena. The sporting legend boasts a string of victories and top-three finishes in many international championships, including Formula 1, since its very first win.
Sauber and Alfa Romeo have a relationship that drives the progression of the team, ending in eighth place in the last season. The technical and commercial bonds between the title sponsor since 2018 and Alfa Romeo are being further fused under the same management and new ownership.
They share the same goal – to achieve ambitious results and aiming at winning races. Genena International Motor Show visitors will be able to view the team’s car that will be driven by former world champion Kimi Räikkönen and Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi. It’s been 8 years since an Italian driver has regularly appeared in Formula 1.
The exclusive paintwork on the special edition is done as a tribute to the Alfa Romeo Racing C38, and is packed with details like the Sparco Racing seats with red stitching and a carbon shell structure, a Mopar automatic transmission knob with carbon insert, and leather Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts.
Rounded off with a special badge with the Alfa Romeo Racing logo makes a bold statement on the inside, with the excitement of the racetrack expressed by technical details like the exposed carbon fibre roof on the Giulia, burnished alloy wheels and red brake callipers. These special editions are also equipped with an exclusive Akrapovič titanium exhaust to amplify the deep sound of the 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine, specially tuned by Alfa Romeo engineers to increase power output. The adaption of this exhaust, braking system with carbon-ceramic discs and Sparco seats with carbon shell also adds to the car being much lighter than its normal production. Carbon is also widely used and found on the mirror caps, the ‘’V’ insert in the front trefoil, the side skirt inserts and the kick plates on the Giulia.
Both the Alfa Romeo Racving cars are completed with tinted windows, Adaptive Cruise Control, the Harman Kardon premium audio package, and the Alfa Connect 3D Nav by Mopar with an 8.8” screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and DAB radio. The epitome of design and performance lies under the skin with the signature Quadrifoglio four-leaf-clover badge, the symbol of Alfa Romeo since 1923.
For the first time, the Stelvio’s 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo powerplant is merged with the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive systems and the guarantees of unbeatable performance, traction, driving pleasure and safety. The cars are also incorporated with Alfa Chassis Domain Control which coordinates all the on-board electronic systems to ensure high driving pleasure. The system manages specific tasks and assigns them to the various systems, like the Q4 all-wheel-drive on the Stelvio, the Alfa Active Torque Vectoring system, Alfa Active Suspension, ESC and Alfa DNA Pro selector with Race Function.
To accentuate the sporting character of both the Stelvio and Giulia, the Torque Vectoring Technoloy does exactly this. These two electronically controlled clutches in the Torque Vectoring system make it possible to control the torque to each wheel separately, therefore ensuring optimal transfer or power to the ground, even when he car is pushed to its dynamic limits.
The 8-speed ZF automatic transmission which comes as standard has been calibrated to shift in just 150 milliseconds in the race mode. It also has a lock-up clutch to give the driver a powerful and precise feeling of acceleration. Depending on the DNA mode set, the new transmission also optimises fluidity, comfort, and ease in all driving conditions. It further improves fuel efficiency and cuts CO2 emissions. Both the Alfa Romeo sports SUV and the sedan are efficient when it comes to emission and fuel, all thanks to their electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system and sailing function. To really maximise the driving experience to the full, both are equipped with paddle shifters that are machined from solid aluminium, integral with then steering column.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti
The stand at Geneva is also displaying a Stelvio car with a 280 HP 2.0 Turbo Petrol powerplant that is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. The engine is a 4-cylinder unit that is built entirely in aluminium and has a carbon drive shaft. This Stelvio is the best in its class in terms of acceleration where it can power from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. It can reach a top speed of 230 km/h.
The display model also wears the historic Ti acronym for ‘Turismo Internazionale’, which is awarded to the most lavish, high-end, and most high-tech Alfa Romeos. The contents are sure to meet the highest expectations.
The SUV on show is truly unique with the Misano Blue livery, all-new burnished rear lights and use of carbon across the vehicle. The ‘V’ of the front cloverleaf and the mirror calls are also in this material, and we can see a clearly shift towards more shades of black. The car also has other content like powerful 20” alloy wheels with yellow sports brake callipers, exterior window frames and tailpipes in gloss black, with the dark ‘Stelvio’ and ‘Q4’ badges and privacy glazing.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Ti
There’s a fine embodiment of automotive excellence with the 280 HP turbo petrol powerplant with 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive in the Alfa Romeo Veloce Ti. The Giulia Ti is the most exclusive in the range, in Misano Blue livery, sporting an alluring style, rich outfit and the latest technology. Think of it as a near sister to the Qaudrifoglio.
A lot catches the eye including the black roof, leather-clad dashboard with carbon inserts and the leather & Alcantara seats with black stitching. The car also features many carbon details styled by Mopar, like the backlit kick plates with Alfa Romeo logo, the ‘V’ of the front cloverleaf, the gear knob, the mirror caps, and even the side skirts with carbon and rear spoiler are the idea Quadrifoglio elements. The 19” alloy 5-spoke wheels with yellow brake callipers add another real racing feature to the car.
To reassert the sporty edge of this model Alfa Romeo, have extreme care for details and made an extensive use of carbon fibre. The car is completed by the Alfa Connect 3D Nav Infotainment system with 8.8” screen, Apple Carplay, Android Auto and DAB, cruise control, tinted windows and the Harman Kardon premium audio package.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Super
The new Giuletta Super can also be seen on the stand, debuting the Visconti green paintwork with chocolate leather upholstery, door panels and dashboard insert. The look is aimed at those seeking exclusive finishes like the satin-finish ‘V’ grille and headlight bezels with chrome mirror caps, handles, and rear bumper finish. The window frames and Giuletta badge are chrome plated. The interior emphasis comfort and has the 6.5” UConnect Radio-Nav system which operates the rear armrests, rain and twilight sensors, the rearview mirror, the electric door mirrors, and the parking sensors. The trim is rounded off by a sunroof and the new 18” light alloy wheels with five double-spoke pattern and burnished diamond finish.
You’ll find a powerful Euro 6D-temp 120 HP 1.6 Multijet engine with Alfa TCT automatic transmission under the bonnet. The Alfa DNA driving mode sector gives the driver the opportunity to adjust the car’s handling by changing the engine torque, brakes, the TCT transmission shifting logics, the accelerator response, the ESC control system, the Afla Q2 electronic self-locking differential and the ASR traction control. These three modes can be activated by the driver depending on road conditions and their personal driving style.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce
The sportiness on the new Giulietta Veloce has been increased to maximum power and has an even more aggressive look and technical content for uncompromising handling. The external body of the car features new sports bumpers and yellow oversize Brembo braking system, with a glossy black finish of the mirror caps, handles, front grille, fog light bezel and oversized twin tailpipes. The external has finishing touches completed by side skirts, tinted windows, and the new gloss black 18” light alloy wheels with 5 double spokes.
This sports version of the Giulietta Veloce is shown again by the new Alcantara and fabric seats with yellow stitching and head restraints sporting the Alfa Romeo logo, aluminium pedals and kick plate, and matte anthracite mouldings. The sports steering wheel features yellow stitching that is also featured on the transmission knob and hand brake.
The Giulietta Veloce is powered by the new 6D-temp 170 HP 2.0 JTDM engine and six-speed Alfa TCT automatic transmission. The ergonomic gear stick is controlled manually by the driver but shift pedals on the steering wheel can be used as an alternative.
The Tech Pack included offers the Alfa Connect 7” radio by Alpine Infotainment system, is Apple Carplay and Android Auto ready, with rearview camera and parking sensors, USB-HDMI input and Mopar Connect with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The new Giulietta Veloce really guarantees user friendly and safe access to smartphone functions on the car’s own display.
The FCA Bank is making an appearance at the Geneva International Motor Show on the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand stands this year again. Special counters are staffed by finance experts where visitors will be able to find out about new, and current, offers for each market.
The FCA Bank provides finance and insurance products to support the sales of the car brands in 17 European countries, as well as Morocco, directly or through subsidies. It is represented by the FCA Capital Suisse in Switzerland.
There is also a special area in the Alfa Romeo stand that is dedicated to merchandise created to reassert key values of the brand that goes beyond their cars.
To enjoy the Qaudrifoglio experience second after second, you can find a limited-edition chronograph created by Eberhard & Co. The time-honoured Swiss watchmaker incorporated the emblem which portrays the characteristics of the fastest Alfa Romeo cars. And what better way to honour the attitude of the Giulia and Stelvio that with an item fans really can enjoy in all driving conditions.
A collaboration with Compagnia Ducale produced the new Alfa Romeo Dolomiti e-TMB – a bicycle that combines ease of use with versatility, bringing together the agility of the most advanced mountain bikes with a boost of an electric motor for long and exciting rides. The 500Wh battery is completed concealed inside the frame in turn being a light, practical, fast and eco-friendly addition to the Alfa Romeo line.