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Lower emissions for Alfa Romeo Giulietta

  • All engines in the range have been revised
  • Emissions now fall as low as 99g/km
  • More power and greater fuel economy

The Alfa Romeo Guilietta is famed for its striking looks and good levels of kit, however one area its frequently lagged behind the competition is for its running costs, not being as frugal as popular rivals like the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.

However this looks set to change following some recent revisions made across the hatchback's engine line-up.

Crucial for company car drivers will the revised 1.6 JTDM-2 turbo diesel engine which has reduced emissions from 104g/km to 99g/km which means the Guilietta has slipped down from BIK band 18 to 17 for the current 2015/16 tax year. It also brings an increase in power from 104bhp to 118bhp.

The revised diesel boosts top speed by 6mph to 121mph and improves the 0–62mph sprint by 1.3 seconds down to 10 seconds. Fuel economy has also improved with a new combined figure of 74.3mpg (up 4mpg verses the old engine) on the official cycle.

All engines in the range are now compliant with the latest Euro6 regulations and, with the exception of the recently introduced 2-litre 148bhp JTDM-2turbo diesel, all offer emissions and fuel economy improvements resulting in a one percent BIK tax band reduction from the entry-level 1.4-litre Turbo petrol to the 1750TBi 237bhp TCT unit that powers the high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde version.

Pricing remains unchanged despite the engine upgrades with P11D prices starting at £18,395.

The Business Edition range, which aims specifically at fleet drivers, features a 6.5-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system with sat-nav and DAB digital radio, plus front and rear parking sensors; automatic lights and wipers; alloy wheels and metallic paint as standard, has a price starting from £19,025 for the 1.6 JTDM-2 118bhp turbo diesel which means monthly tax costs will be as low as £54 for a 20 percent tax payer.

Click here to read our full review of the Alfa Romeo Guilietta