ALFA Romeo UK has launched a new derivative of the Giulietta aimed specifically at business drivers.
The new Giulietta Business Edition is based on the well-equipped, mid-range Distinctive trim level but with a host of additional features.
In addition to the 16-inch alloy wheels; dual-zone climate control; cruise control; rear parking sensors; DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity (with music streaming and an SMS text-message reader with pre-programmed responses) which are already standard on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Distinctive, the new Business Edition benefits from the 6.5-inch Uconnect™ infotainment system upgrade, with voice-programmable satellite navigation with 3D mapping, as well as the Visibility Pack (dusk and rain sensors; self-dimming rear-view interior mirror and power folding door mirrors), front seat electric lumbar support and front parking sensors to help preserve the metallic or special paint – also a no-cost option on the Business Edition – in pristine condition.
The latest addition to the Giulietta range is offered with a choice of four, tax-friendly, low-CO2 engines: the 1.6-litre JTDM-2 turbo-diesel 105hp (CO2: 104g/km, Combined Economy 70.6 MPG, 2014-2015 BIK Rate 16 percent) and the new 2.0-litre JTDM-2 turbo-diesel 150hp (CO2: 110g/km, Combined Economy 67.3 MPG, BIK Rate 18 percent), both with six-speed manual transmissions, as well as the 1.4 Turbo Petrol 170hp (CO2: 119g/km, Combined Economy 55.4 MPG, BIK Rate 18 percent) and 2.0-litre JTDM-2 turbo-diesel 175hp (CO2: 116g/km, Combined Economy 64.2 MPG, BIK Rate 18 percent), both with Alfa Romeo’s six-speed ALFA TCT twin dry-clutch transmissions.
Not only does the Business Edition offer more than £2,000 worth of additional equipment compared to the Distinctive model, its OTR price is actually lower when both are equipped with comparable engines. This ensures its P11D and BIK numbers are highly competitive, making it a compelling package for business users wishing to add a splash of Italian style to the company car park. The new Alfa Romeo Business is on sale now, priced from £18,990 OTR.