http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n49Vg0KCZhU&feature=relatedAt the time this article was penned, there is yet to be a local review of the recently launched Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT. Hence, while browsing YouTube I stumbled upon this review of the Giulietta TCT, which was conducted by a UK website called ‘honestjohn.co.uk’.
Dressed like a police detective, the straight-faced reviewer conducted the test and gave his honest comments on the sexy Italian hatch. He may not be as hilarious as Jeremy Clarkson but for sure, the review is informative for potential Giulietta buyers. So sit back, relax and enjoy the video.
Some takeaways from the review:
1.) The six-speed TCT dry dual-clutch transmission can handle a maximum of 350Nm of torque. (This is higher than the 250Nm that the VW 7-speed dry-clutch DSG can handle).
2.) Left to its own device, the TCT is beautifully smooth. A manual override is available.
3.) The Giutlietta TCT is more fuel efficient than the Golf Sport (160 bhp DSG)
4.) The car’s 205/55 R16 tires helped the ride quality quite a lot. (The Singapore-bound Giulietta rides on 17-inch alloys).
5.) Head and leg room for rear passengers is not bad, although not class-leading.
6.) Corning is very flat with almost no roll, giving confidence when driving into bents.
7.) Finally, the reviewer liked the performance, ride comfort, handling and the economy.
Those who had booked the Giulietta TCT, I guess there is very little to regret about your decision, if any at all.