on the money Alfa Giulia

Alfa Romeo has confirmed pricing for the mainstream models in its Giulia range. The base car, known simply as Giulia, is priced from $59,895, making it more expensive than entry-level versions of the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, but $1500 under a base Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The saving grace is the Giulia’s 147kW/330Nm 2.0-litre turbo offers more punch for the money than its German rivals.

Those chasing more sparkle can go for the Super (the only model available with a turbo-diesel, a 2143cc unit with 132kW/450Nm) or Veloce, which picks up a 206kW version of the 2.0 turbo-petrol.

All Giulias get leather, sat-nav, keyless entry/start, dual-zone climate and rain-sensing wipers.