Ibrida and Ibrida Speciale, the long-awaited versions of the Alfa Romeo Junior

Ibrida and Ibrida Speciale, the long-awaited versions of the Alfa Romeo Junior
Ibrida and Ibrida Speciale, the long-awaited versions of the Alfa Romeo Junior

The arrival of the Alfa Romeo Junior in Spain continues at a good pace. After the arrival of the Elettrica and Elettrica Speciale versions comes the turn of two alternatives that are predicted to be a great commercial success: the Alfa Romeo Ibrida and Ibrida Speciale, the latter belonging to a limited series with the highest level of technology and equipment. With MHEV hybrid technology, they register a power of 136 HP thanks to the combination of a 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine and a 48 V electric battery that recharges automatically during braking and acceleration and powers a 28.5 HP electric drive. This set allows driving in “zero emissions” mode on most urban routes. By the end of the year, the versions that will crown the range are expected: the 240 HP “Veloce” electric motor, and a hybrid alternative with Q4 all-wheel drive.

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The Alfa Romeo Ibrida drive chain stands out for offering impeccable behavior at the wheel, inspiring confidence and control to make the most of the Junior’s performance, which can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and reach a speed maximum of 206 km/h. All this on board an elegant and spacious car, with a 415-liter trunk that places it at the top of its segment. The Alfa Romeo Junior stands out both for its details and artisanal finishes and for its advanced technologies, such as the voice assistant powered by Chat GPT generative artificial intelligence.

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The Ibrida finish of Alfa Romeo Junior exudes distinction and sporting spirit with its ICONO upholstery in the interior, its 17” Turbina alloy wheel and the scudetto with the Leggenda grille on the front. At the wheel, dynamic sensations, comfort and safety come together with the 10.25-inch Cannocchiale instrument panel, the 10-inch touch screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, the recognition of vulnerable road users or autonomous emergency braking (AEB).

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The limited launch edition Speciale incorporates exclusive standard elements such as the SPIGA interior, with electric and heated premium seat with lumbar massage function, sports pedals and metal door sill, leather-upholstered steering wheel or the hands-free electric tailgate or the practical parking system. Cargo Flex Kit trunk organization. On the outside, it is distinguished by its 18-inch FORI alloy wheels, tinted windows and the Diabolik body kit, with the central scudetto in Black Diamond “Progreso” tone. As far as driving assistance functions are concerned, it has adaptive cruise control with lane centering and traffic jam assistance or a rear view camera with dynamic grilles.

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As for optional equipment, the Premium Pack (standard on the Speciale), the Tech Pack and the Sport Pack are offered, which includes the spectacular CORSA interior with Sabelt seats. In both finishes, you can choose a black or solar roof.

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With the Alfa Romeo Junior, the “Biscione” returns to the premium compact segment with a disruptive model, which redefines the canons of its category and reinterprets the brand’s stylistic features. Heir to such legendary models as the different generations of the Giuletta or bold MiTo from 2008, the Alfa Romeo Junior has all the sporty and aesthetic DNA of the “Biscione”, with elements such as its “Cannocchiale” instrument panel and its front inspired by models classics of the brand, in which neither the triangular grille, with a grille with the brand name, nor a reinterpretation of the trilobo are missing.

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Its three front LED lights on each side of the grille are a nod to sports cars like the Alfa Romeo SZ and Brera. Its name has a long and successful history within the brand, beginning with the 1966 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior.

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In its compact dimensions, 4173 mm long and 1535 mm high, the Alfa Romeo Junior concentrates all the brand’s sporting DNA. It has the most direct steering ratio in its entire category and incorporates elements such as a mechanical limited-slip differential, widened wheel arches with exclusive front and rear stabilizer bars, sports suspension and a braking system with dynamic characteristics. This commitment to emotion and sensations is not at odds with comfort or practicality, with innovations that make daily life easier, such as the Alfa Romeo Cable Organizer.

 
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