The Alfa Romeo Giulietta (type 116) is an automobile manufactured by the Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. The car was introduced in November 1977 and while it takes its name from the original Giulietta 1954 to 1965, it was the new design based on the Alfa Romeo Alfetta chassis. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta went through two facelifts, the first in 1981 and second in 1983. All Alfa Romeo Giulietta were 5-speed manual transmission, although it was a conventional three-box sedan body style, a defining point difference was in the back, where it integrates a short boat, and a small aerodynamic spoiler in the body. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was first offered in sedan form, but there were some combination alterations made.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta used an Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine of 1290 cc straight-4, with a light alloy cylinder block and an alloy cylinder head with two overhead camshafts. The original Giulietta engine develops maximum output of 62 hp (46 kW) in the sedan and 80 hp (60 kW) in the Giulietta Sprint. That was up to 100 hp (75 kW) can be increased in later sporting models like the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale and the Giulietta Sprint Zagato. The engine has a 74.0 mm (2.91 in) in diameter and 75.0 mm (2.95 in) stroke.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta First Series
At the beginning, were available two engines: 1.3 L (1357 cc, 95 hp or 70 kW) and 1.6 liter (1570 cc, 109 hp or 80 kW). In May 1979 almost two years later, a 1.8 liter engine (1779 cc, 122 hp or 90 kW) was added, and the following May the super Alfa Romeo Giulietta with a 2-liter engine (1962 cc, 130 hp or 96 kW) appeared.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Second Series
In the summer of 1981, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta received a minor facelift, outside and inside, while the engines remained the same. The car got protective plastic around the lower body, interior modifications include a new steering wheel, new seats. Instrument panel and center armrest are also changed.
The Autodelta produces Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 Turbo Autodelta (175 hp) was introduced at the 1982 Paris Motor Show. This particular version had a turbo 1962 cc engine. The production Giulietta Turbo Delta version had 170 hp (125 kW; 168 hp) and a KKK turbochargers coupled with two double-barrel Weber carburettors. All of turbo versions were black with red interior, only 361 made. In the same year, the Giulietta Ti and 2.0 Turbo Diesel (VM) 1995 ccm version with 82 PS (60 kW; 81 PS) were also presented. In 1982, the Alfetta and Alfa Romeo Giulietta Turbo Diesel scored seven world speed records over one thousand kilometers 5/10/25/50 5/10/25 and one thousand miles in Nardo (Lecce).
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Third Series
End of 1983, “84” Alfa Romeo Giulietta (series 3) was presented, with minor differences in appearance, the bumpers were redesigned and the dashboard has been significantly redesigned, the instruments can be easily changed and changed the rear seat in some versions of their shape. Mechanically, it was basically the same, with minor changes to the brake booster and vacuum tube on some versions.
The largest market for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was South Africa, where a very successful TV advertising campaign of Alfa Romeo produced good sales between 1981 and 1984. The focus of this campaign was the focus of the new “aerodynamic” line of Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which was carried out on the 75 and then the 33. The Alfa Romeo Giuliettaa was the “last hurray” for Alfa in South Africa before the appearance of the 164 and 156 models in the 1990. In 1985, was built by 380,000 Giulietta, it was replaced by the Alfa Romeo 75, which is a large part of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta used documents.