A decade after it was launched, production of Alfa Romeo’s Giulietta has ended, but there’s still a few units available, with the final handful released for the Australian market offered in ‘Edizione Finale’ (Final Edition) specification.
“A fitting tribute for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Edizione Finale celebrates the true Italian flair the Giulietta is renowned for, with sporty special edition updates that will make this a unique collector’s item for Alfa Romeo enthusiasts or those searching for a distinctive, rare vehicle,” said Tom Noble, Director, Marketing Communications for Alfa Romeo.
Announced on 5 May, the Edizione Finale features mainly cosmetic modifications over the Giulietta Veloce variant that it’s based on, but the limited-edition does add a Magneti Marelli ‘Elaborazioni 1919’ sports exhaust system.
Cosmetic additions start with yellow-painted brake calipers, yellow inserts on the front and rear bumpers, ‘dark miron’ 18-inch alloys and faux carbon fibre trim on the mirror caps, sills and Alfa’s signature trilobe grille.
Exterior colour options for the Edizione Finale are limited to Alfa White, Anodized Blue and Magnesium Grey Matte.
Inside, the limited-edition features a leather-trimmed steering wheel, contrast yellow stitching on the wheel and shifter boot, heated and power-adjustable leather front seats, and Giulietta-branded floor mats with yellow stitching.
Exhaust upgrade aside, the Edizione Finale is unchanged mechanically, meaning it runs the Giulietta Veloce’s 1.75-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 177kW and 340Nm, driving the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.
Only 35 units of the Giulietta Edizione Finale are being offered in Australia, priced from $48,950 (+ ORCs), which is a $6,000 premium over the Giulietta Veloce.
The Giulietta hatch debuted in 2010, but the nameplate goes all the way back to 1954. Initially offered as a 2+2 coupe, the Giulietta range would go on to include sedan, convertible and even station wagon variants. Sportier ‘Sprint’ variants were produced, too, including the desirable Sprint Speciale and Sprint Zagato.