Mamma mia! No manual transmission for the Alfa Romeo Giulia line in the US

If you were looking forward to the three pedal experience in your new Giulia Quadrifoglio, don't get your hopes up. The latest word is the Giulia will only be offered in the United States with an automatic transmission. Granted, if you have to have an automatic, the eight-speed from ZF is the one to get.

Start getting used to this gearshift lever
But my thinking was FCA might follow the pattern from the Fiat 500 Abarth which was only available with a manual transmission when it was first introduced to USA.

I had also been thinking that sure, the base Giulia and Veloce might only be available with the automatic, but surely the M3-competing Quadrofoglio will offer (and maybe mandate) a manual. But nope, this edict appears to be a decision across the model line.


  1. Tired of waiting for the Giulia QV, so bought a ' previously owned ' Maserati Ghibli S Q4 instead. It has the 8-speed ZF auto-manual and can say that a manual is not the cat's meow any more. Can be operated with the paddle shifters with quicker responses than with any manual and is a pure delight. Shift your line of reasoning and be happy with the decision made by FCA to only use this transmission on the upcoming Alfa Giulia.

  2. Despite on manual transmission, I prefer more automatic transmission. This is a helpful review and because it can directly affect to someone else choise ofc. The most obvious fact for me, in modern cars is to lower the humidity in the car. I learned about it from a guy who sold me a second-hand Chevrolet Lacetti 1.4, a sedan. I asked him to show me the report of the VIN code to find out the truth about the vehicle. As a result, I bought this Chevrolet, and before the beginning of winter I replaced rubber mats for textile, they absorb moisture and do not collect it underfoot. To prevent the glasses from freezing it was pretty enough.