Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

DNA system

Like the smaller Mito, the Giulietta is fitted with Alfa’s ‘DNA’ switch. This has three driving modes depending on how sporty or otherwise you want the driving experience to be. Flicking to ‘D’ – for ‘Dynamic’ – significantly sharpens up the throttle response and steering.

Flick the switch the other way and you find A – for ‘All Weather’ – which dampens things down a little and aims to make the car more manageable in driving rain or snow.

Can the Giulietta offer buyers a tempting alternative to the premium hatchback regulars? Read on for our comprehensive Alfa Romeo Giulietta review.