In a car like this, the main toy can’t be accessed from the cabin, as it is located in the engine bay. However, we have to look past the (almost) 170 hp per tonne. Does the exhaust system with the dual chrome tailpipes count? Why not? It’s sound is just right and you can play with it using the pedal on the right! OK, we’ll get to the point(s).
The Quadrifoglio Verde trim level comes with the Blue&Me infotainment system, which allows you to connect your own devices via Bluetooth or USB, also offering steering wheel controls for it. Unfortunately, the standard audio system is one of the worst we’ve ever used in terms of sound quality.
Lower in the center console, we find an automatic dual-zone climate control system that does its job just fine and also includes an air vent for the rear passengers.
However, we wished that in the upper area of the dash, instead of the storage compartment, we would’ve found the EUR1,700 optional pop-up satnav system, which comes with a display that you can also use for other functions, such as seeing the turbine pressure.
The driver always has a bit of informational spice, offered through the display placed between the speedometer and the rev counter. If we’re talking about economical driving (in this version, this can only be called Italian humor), then you’ve got the little triangles that show you when it’s time to change gears. In the Dynamic mode, the display can be used to show the turbo boost, a feature that will please the enthusiast in you (just try to keep your eyes on the road).
The luggage compartment also includes an items that is worth mentioning here - the Fix&Go kit that allows you to handle a flat tire without needing a spare wheel.
All in all, the Giulietta QV we tested didn’t impress us in terms of toys, due to the fact that it offered too little for its price. However, if we take a look below on the pricing list, things become better, as we get a significant price reduction, with a hefty amount of goodies remaining in position.Continue reading