Now serving as the entry-level model following the recent discontinuing of the MiTo, the revised Giulietta, which is expected to go on sale early next month, benefits from a number of cosmetic enhancement and streamlining of the range.
Although subtle, aesthetic changes consist of a new honeycomb-grille and front bumper, relocation of the Giulietta badge to underneath the right rear light, blacked-out headlights, new bumper inserts, new alloy wheels and oblique exhaust outlets. The range topping Veloce also adds a sportier bumper, carbon-look headlight surrounds and anthracite finished mirrors, door handles and grille.
Inside, and depending on the model selected, the Giulietta receives upgraded fabrics and matte black-finished dashboard, while the Veloce receives Alcantara sport seats with red stitching and Alfa Romeo embossed on the head rests, faux carbon fibre finished dashboard and matte grey inserts.
Aside from the Veloce replacing the Quadrifoglio Verde, the previous Progression and Distinctive designations also make way for the entry-level base and mid-spec Super trims, with the option of two engine and transmission choices.
Doing duty in the base and Super, the Giulietta's stalwart 1.4-litre TB MultiAir remains unchanged at 125 kW and 250 N.m of torque, with a six-speed manual standard on both and similar ratio TCT dual-clutch optional on the latter.
As with the Quadrifoglio Verde, the Veloce also remains as it with motivation still coming from a 1750 turbocharged engine developing 177 kW and 340 N.m of torque. Only the TCT is offered with the previous manual having been dropped during the first round of updates in 2014.