Alfa Romeo Giulietta updated for 2014

18 Feb, 2014 11:30am Jordan Bishop

Minor facelift and new multimedia system for the new-look Alfa Romeo Giulietta, on sale now

This is the new-look Alfa Romeo Giulietta, updated for 2014. Complete with a fresh face, updated engines and more technological aids, the hatchback is already on sale in the UK.

At the front, the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback sports a redesigned grille and new chrome-plated fog lights. Subtle exterior styling tweaks also include the addition of new 16-, 17-, or 18-inch alloy wheel designs.

Changes inside include new door trim panels, a sportier steering wheel and more comfortable and supportive seats. The dash has been re-worked, with Alfa’s new Uconnect infotainment system now fitted as standard. Operated via a five-inch touchscreen or voice controls, it features wireless music streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free SMS reading and DAB. Models fitted with sat-nav gain a larger 6.5-inch screen.

Under the bonnet, Alfa claims to have improved efficiency and lower emissions across its engine range. The new 150bhp 2.0-litre multi-jet turbodiesel engine offers more power and torque than before, as well as emitting 9g/km less CO2.

As part of the facelift, Alfa has also taken the opportunity to re-brand the trim levels available for the Giulietta. They are now called Progression, Distinctive, Exclusive and Sportiva Nav. A sporty flagship model is also set to be unveiled in early March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The updated Giulietta is already on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £18,235 for the entry-level Progression trim model - an increase of £470 over the previous model.