Alfa's Giulia interior named in 2017 top 10
Not only does Alfa Romeo's new Guilia look stunning from the outside, but the inside has now been recognised by WardsAuto as one of the top 10 best interiors for 2017.
For those who haven't heard of WardsAuto before, they are a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, providing an intelligence unit having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years.
They spent two months evaluating over 30 vehicles and scoring them based on materials, ergonomics, driver information, safety, comfort, fit-and-finish and aesthetics.
“From the F1-inspired steering wheel and creamy leather seats to the matte-finish genuine walnut trim on the doors, instrument panel and stylishly arrayed centre console, the Giulia does its Italian design heritage proud,” said Tom Murphy, senior editor of WardsAuto. “Our editors rave about the expertly applied metallic accents, outstanding build quality, artistic lines, the intuitive control screen that blends neatly into the instrument panel and the tidy white stitching that sweeps across the soft-touch black IP and upper door trim.”
The Alfa designers focused on simplistic elegance, with an emphasis on incorporating the essential elements for performance. Inside, Giulia’s high level of craftsmanship starts with an asymmetric-styled instrument panel, featuring a driver-focused cockpit crafted with an array of available leathers with accent stitching. They all feature an embossed Alfa Romeo logo in the headrest, plus trim bezels in aluminium, wood or carbon fibre – all for a customised look that could only be crafted in Italy. A Formula-1-inspired steering wheel features a thick-rim profile that transmits the chassis’ direct-steering feel and neatly groups the vehicle controls and the engine start button. Behind the steering wheel, the Giulia features a full-colour 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster straddled by two large white-on-black face analog gauges.
You already know about the 2.9L, Ferrari-derived V6 and the 375kW it sends rearward, and we're sure you can imagine the smiles that induces, but the inside is definitely where a huge amount of love has gone.
The other interior winners include the Subaru Impreza, Bentley Bentayga, Honda CR-V, Lexus LC 500, Mazda CX-9, Buick LaCrosse, Lincoln Continental, Maserati Levante and Mini Countryman.