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TAGS Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Alfa Romeo Hatchback 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint | new car sales price 27 November 2015 by Richard Blackburn · CarsGuide 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Aiming to breathe life into its flagging Australian line-up, Alfa Romeo is reviving the Sprint name.The limited edition Giulietta Sprint sits above the cheapest model and brings a power increase as well as discreet wheels, badging and embroidery.The Sprint is based on the Progression model but gets a tweaked version of the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine.Power increases from 88kW to 110kW, while torque is up from 215Nm to 250Nm.The new model is $31,000 plus on-roads, squeezing in between the $29,000 Progression and the $33,000 Distinctive, which gets a slightly more powerful version of the same 1.4-litre. The $39,000 Quadifoglio fills the role of hot-hatch at the top of the line-up.Alfa says the Sprint goes from rest to 100km/h in 8.2 seconds and sips just 5.7L/100km.The original Giulietta Sprint, penned by legendary design house Bertone, was released in 1954. The 1.3-litre two-door was built from lightweight components and weighed just 800kg. It was discontinued in 1965 but the name was revived for the Alfasud in the 1970s.Alfa is in desperate need of a boost in the local marketBeing Italian, the limited edition focuses as much on fashion as mechanical changes, with new 17-inch alloy wheels, different rear bumper, tinted windows and special badging on the front fender.There are also carbon-effect highlights on the door panels and dashboard surround and leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching.The seats are a mix of cloth and Alcantara, with more red stitching and a “Sprint” logo embroidered into the headrests.Alfa is in desperate need of a boost in the local market, with sales down by more than a third this year.The Italian brand relaunched the Giulietta in February, discontinuing the cheapest model and lifting equipment levels in a bid to reposition up-market.The get-in price for the car went from $25,000 drive-away to $29,000 plus on-road costs — a rise of roughly $7000.As a result sales have almost halved in the past 12 months to just 1126, down from 2093 in the first 10 months of last year.At the same time, sales of the ageing Mito have slowed to a trickle and the 4C is a niche vehicle, with just 141 sales this year. The imminent 4C Spider is also expected to do small volumes, while the all-new BMW 3 Series rival, the Giulia, isn’t due until late next year.2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Price Listing Giulietta Sprint - $31,000Will the Giulietta Sprint breath life back into Alfa's Australian market? Let us know your opinion in the comments below. Related articles New police cameras target unregistered vehicles in NSW23 November 2015 by Jim O'Rourke South Australia preparing for autonomous cars11 November 2015 by Craig Duff 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro review | first drive11 November 2015 by Ash Westerman Mazda SkyActiv-R rotary could use compression ignition9 November 2015 by Malcolm Flynn Autonomous cars will still need humans | expert6 November 2015 by Richard Blackburn What to read next Comments Related articles New police cameras target unregistered vehicles in NSW23 November 2015 by Jim O'Rourke South Australia preparing for autonomous cars11 November 2015 by Craig Duff 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro review | first drive11 November 2015 by Ash Westerman Mazda SkyActiv-R rotary could use compression ignition9 November 2015 by Malcolm Flynn Autonomous cars will still need humans | expert6 November 2015 by Richard Blackburn Related pages Alfa Romeo Giulietta Alfa Romeo Hatchback Related cars for sale Search Alfa Romeo cars for sale Search Alfa Romeo Giulietta cars for sale Search Alfa Romeo Hatchbacks for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week '); }