Alfa Romeo has announced the Giulia Veloce before its official reveal at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

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The revised model features a choice of a 276bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor or a 207bhp 2.2-litre diesel motor. The Veloce is essentially a mid-way model to fill the rather large gap between the standard Giulia’s and the storming Giulia Quadrifoglio model.

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Whilst Alfa Romeo says the car will be widely sold throughout Europe but is yet to confirm exactly where. Given that a diesel model is included I would predict this is destined for the UK as with the looks and the performance the Giulia stands out amongst many of the other alternatives here in the UK.

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The Veloce also gets a new four-wheel-drive system which Alfa has named ‘Q4’ tech. This technology allows for up to 60 percent of torque to be channelled to the front wheels when needed, with rear-wheel drive remaining the norm during everyday driving which sounds like a lot of fun. The addition of this system adds a minor amount of an additional 60kg to the weight of the Giulia.

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The Veloce models also feature sportier bumpers unique to this model, black leather interior trim and the fantastic looking ‘Blue Misano’ paintwork. Personally, I am just in love with the looks of this thing, the yellow ‘Alfa Romeo’ inscribed brake callipers and the deep rear air splitter are amongst the highlights for me.

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The 2016 Paris Motor kicks off next week, so expect further details to be revealed then.

 

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