The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has claimed the first “One to Watch” award at the Fleet World Honours 2016, which were recently held in Pall Mall, London.Divided into different categories representing cars, van, and fleet management, the Fleet World Honours recognise innovation, quality and sustainability in the fleet industry. The awards are voted by the expert Fleet World team and winning one is a significant endorsement which resonates with fleet managers and business users across the UK.
“One to Watch” is a new category for 2016 and is awarded to the car that the Fleet World panel consider to be an exciting and significant addition to the fleet sector over the coming year.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is built on an all-new, rear-wheel drive platform and places an emphasis on light weight, perfect weight distribution and handling agility. Under the bonnet there is a choice of advanced engines which includes an all-aluminium 2.2 litre turbo-diesel with 150hp or 180hp, as well as a 200hp 2.0 litre turbo petrol and a 2.9 litre turbo-charged V6 producing 510hp for the top of the range Quadrifoglio version.
An advanced eight-speed automatic makes its debut on the Giulia along with numerous intelligent safety features including the new, electromechanical Integrated Brake System (IBS) which combines the stability control system and traditional servo to improve brake responsiveness, lower weight and reduce pedal vibrations of the ABS system while also making first-class stopping distances.
Commenting on the win for Giulia, The Fleet World Honours judging panel noted: The Giulia looks set to transform Alfa Romeo’s fleet presence. A stylish return to the compact executive class, it’s underpinned by a new chassis with a focus on driver enjoyment and will be offered with a pair of diesel engines for fleets. It’s and exciting addition to the sector.”
Adding further comment, Francis Bleasdale, Fleet and Remarketing Director said “We are very encouraged by the level of interest in the fleet sector in the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia. There’s clearly an appetite amongst fleet users to have something new and exciting to choose from, and what makes the Giulia special isn’t just its looks, character and driving dynamics, it will also be right there with the best in class in terms of safety, efficiency, equipment and performance .”
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