Price: £24,000 (est), on sale from September 2016

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia will hit UK roads this year in the shape of a rear-wheel drive compact executive.

It's announcement celebrated the manufacturers 105th anniversary last year, and they've gone all out with the new model. Even Formula 1 giant Ferrari have got in on the celebrations by producing a powerful 2.9-litre twin turbocharged V6 that can go from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds.

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That engine is for the high performance version, and other units include a 2.2-litre turbodiesel and 2.0-litre turbocharged. The powerful engine isn't the only reason behind the model's sheer power on the road, as its weight has been reduced significantly by being crafted with aluminium, alongside the suspension and doors.

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The suspension set-up on the Giulia has been going under construction by Alfa Romeo for a long time, as they aim to make sure that there is as much tyre in contact with the road as possible.

With this alongside the torque vectoring rear axle,  a computer-controlled system that distributes power across the left and right side of a car, the model allows for a more controlled cornering stability and grip.

Alfa Romeo have also introduced the Integrated Brake System on the new Giulia, an electromechanical system that combines stability control and a traditional servo brake for instantaneous brake response and record-breaking stopping distances.

In the interior, all main controls are placed together on the steering wheel so the driver won't have to take their hands off the wheel - another nod towards Formula 1. There are also two main knobs that handle the car's DNA, a driving mode selector, and the infotainment system.

The Alfa DNA system modifies the car's dynamic behaviour according to the driver's selection of either Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficient, and Racing mode for high performance versions.

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The Giulia will also receive a new Alfa Romeo logo, which has a distinctive shape and style elements of which are retained but modernised and renewed in line with the launch of the model.

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