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Alfa Romeo Giulia review – MPG and running costs

Though the diesel model has now been lifted from the range, both the entry-level Sprint and mid-range Veloce offer respectable fuel economy

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  • Keen engines, enjoyable handling
  • Firm low-speed ride, option packs soon add up

A positive result of Alfa Romeo’s efforts in weight saving, the Giulia exhibits impressive economy numbers, which should help keep it desirable on the company car list. Though the highly economical diesels have now been ditched from the range, up to 39.8mpg (WLTP combined) in the base-level Sprint put the Giulia just about on par with the BMW 3-series and Audi A4.

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The big issue with the Giulia is in expected depreciation, as the Italian car will be unlikely to retain its value like most established rivals. Combined with a comparatively high purchase price, it could prove to be a deal-breaker for company buyers who will need to take it into account more acutely, and may result in less favourable lease deals than some of the cast-iron Germans.

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