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Will It Be An Alfa Giulietta Progression Or Distinctive For You?

When you are looking for a five-door hatchback with Italian styling, the Alfa Giulietta remains a great choice. A manual and TCT variation of the sporty Quadrifoglio Verde (QV) hot hatch will arrive shortly in 2015, but for those who want a great looking, top-performing commuter car the Progression and Distinctive models are available now. Alfa Romeo has streamlined the Alfa Romeo Giulietta lineup, while offering buyers what they want.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Progression vs. Distinctive

What's the difference in the two models, you may ask? Simply put, the Progression is the well-appointed base model, while the Distinctive models add a few amenities. Both models have impressive upgrades in the interior and exterior trim, while upgrading the Blue&Me voice-control Bluetooth system to the acclaimed UConnect infotainment system. 

  • Inside, there is a new steering wheel on both models, along with upgraded cloth seats in the Progression and leather ones in the Distinctive, which also has new front seat heating plus electric seat adjustment. The two cars also have upgraded insulation to make the ride quieter. The Distinctive features dual zone climate control with rear docs and a rear seat armrest.
  • As for the exterior, which is available in three new exterior colours (Moon White, Bronze, and Anodised Blue), there is a new alloy wheel design on the Progression and a new grille, more exterior chrome highlights, new mirror caps, and black headlamp inlays on the Distinctive.
  • The upgraded media system gives the Giulietta line the same intuitive system found in Jeeps and Chryslers. It offers audio streaming and the ability to read text messages to the driver. The five-inch touchscreen is upgradable in the Distinctive to a 6.5-inch screen with navigation and 3-D mapping as an option.
  • Both vehicles offer five-star safety ratings and impressive three-year/150,000lm warranties with assistance.

Still Delivering The Performance You Expect

There are no major changes under the bonnet. The Progression has a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 88kW and 215Nm, a six-speed manual gearbox only, a 0-100km/h time of 9.2 seconds, and fuel use rated at. 6.L/100km. The Distinctive offers a 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder with 125kW and 250Nm, a 0-100km/hr figures time of 7.6 sec., choice of transmissions with Alfa Romeo DNA driving selector, and fuel use rated at 5.7L/100km.

Offering two solid choices, is there an Alfa Giulietta in your future? Your Alfa Romeo dealer has both the Progression and the Distinctive in stock, ready for a test drive today.