Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 Turbodelta #1
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 Turbodelta

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Nuova or Nuova Giulietta or new Giulietta (series 116), is an automobile manufactured by the Italian car maker Alfa Romeo. The car was introduced in 1977 and while it took its name from the original Alfa Romeo Giulietta of 1954 to 1965, it was a new design based on the Alfa Romeo Alfetta chassis (including its rear mounted transaxle). At the beginning two engines were available: 1.3 L (1357 cc, 95 PS) and 1.6 L (1570 cc, 109 PS). Two years later was released 1.8 L (1779 cc, 122 PS) and in 1980 Super Giulietta with 2 L engine (2.0 L, 130 PS). In 1981 was made many changes externally and internally, engines were same. 1982 was released new 1.6 L engine.

While it was a conventional three-box sedan bodystyle, a defining point of difference was at the rear, where there was a short boot, and a small aerodynamic spoiler, integrated into the body. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was only offered in sedan form, but there were several station wagon conversions made.

The largest market for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was South Africa, and a very successful TV advertising campaign by Alfa Romeo produced good sales between 1981 and 1984. Central to this campaign was emphasis of the Giulietta's new 'aerodynamic' line, which was carried over to the Alfa Romeo 75, and then the Alfa Romeo 33. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was the 'last hurrah' for Alfa in South Africa before the appearance of the Alfa Romeo 164 and Alfa Romeo 156 in the 1990's

In 1982 Paris motor show was introduced Autodelta produced Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 Turbo Autodelta (175 PS), it had turbocharged 1962 cc engine. Production version Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 Turbodelta had 172 PS (170 hp/127 kW) engine. All turbo versions were black with red interior. Only 361 were produced. In same year was also introduced Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 Ti and diesel (VM) 1995 cc version with 82 PS (81 hp/60 kW). Before production was stopped in 1985 there was some minor changes to the car. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta was replaced by the Alfa Romeo 75.

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