Giulietta Leads Alfa Romeo’s Big UK Sales Increase

Italian sporting car manufacturer Alfa Romeo has just recorded the largest percentage sales increase for the month of March, defying the trend in the UK market, which shrank 7.8 percent compared with the same month of 2010.

According to March 2011 new registration statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the Italian carmaker has recorded a positive percentage change in its new car sales, a 66.35% increase to be more specific. The figure represents the highest growth rate of any manufacturer for the month.

As a result, the Italian sporting marque has also enjoyed a good start to the year, finishing the first quarter as one of the top two automotive manufacturers in terms of sales growth, with a 60.4 percent increase on last year’s first quarter.

Since 2009, Alfa Romeo’s sales on British turf have been significantly boosted by the introduction of the stylish compact B segment Alfa MiTo, and from late 2010 it was joined by the sporty hatchback C segment Alfa Giulietta, which provides buyers, both private and fleet, with a competitive mix - class leading Euro NCAP safety credentials, award winning engine technology, coupe looks with five door practicality, competitive finance offers and an unrivaled driver experience, which is an Alfa Romeo must.

The Italian carmaker has recently introduced a new 2.0-liter JTDM-2 MultiJet diesel engine to the Giulietta range. The unit is equipped with the latest Common Rail system that is already present on the 1.6 JTDM-2 and the 2.0 JTDM-2. For the sake of environmental respect, the engine is Euro 5 compliant and is equipped with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and Start&Stop as standard.
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