The Alfa GT 1.9JTD has been voted Diesel Car of the Year by Diesel Car magazine.

The magazine praised many aspects of the Alfa GT – from its looks, which are described as ‘scandalously pretty’, to its performance: ‘it’s the most thrilling and effortless ride here within legal speed limits’.  The new coupé’s handling also attracted praise: ‘… from first gear up, the car’s near perfect balance of road-holding agility and magic carpet ride spell smiles all round’.

The front-wheel drive Alfa GT JTD’s 1.9-litre, 150 bhp engine is linked to a six-speed transmission, and accelerates to 60mph in 9.6 seconds.  Top speed is 130mph, with economy at 42.2 mpg for the combined cycle.

The 1.9 JTD is joined by two other models in the Alfa GT range – the 2.0 JTS direct injection petrol variant and the 240bhp 3.2-litre V6.  Standard equipment includes ABS, six airbags, cruise control, CD system, trip computer, and ‘Alfatex’ upholstery.

Prices start at £20,995 for the 1.9 JTD and rise to £26,695 for the 3.2 V6.