Fun, Fast, and Safe: The Giulia

Why You Should ‘Fall’ in Love with the Alfa Romeo Giulia

June is National Safety Month and the car dealership Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven wants to remind residents that their inventory is among the top when it comes to safety.

In its second year of production, the Giulia is already making a name for itself and earning high praise from the auto industry. After being awarded the 2017 Top Safety Pick-Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Giulia was recently named the 2018 Motor Trend’s Car of the Year.

The vehicle comes with a nearly 9 inch screen that has 3D navigation and 14 speakers for its audio system. The Giulia also comes equipped with parking assistance with front and rear sensors to alert the driver when they are too close to an object.

The IIHS reported a designation of “Good” in five crash tests and it received the highest rating in the front crash prevention test.

The decrease in the car’s speed when approaching a collision is assisted by the Driver Assistant Dynamic Plus package, which also includes; safety features of lane departure, warning and automatic high beams. It also has automatic dimming exterior mirrors.

The Giulia is the only Sedan Alfa Romeo offers in the United States. It has a 2.0 liter I-4 engine that has 280 horsepower and has an 8-speed automatic drive with overdrive. The gas tank is 15.3 gallons and gets 25 miles/gallon.

Sticking to the theme of safety, we want to discuss fall prevention. Every year, over 800,000 individuals in the U.S, are hospitalized because of a falling accident.

Whether you are working on a construction site or in the office, you are always susceptible to tripping and falling hazards.

Here are a few tips to consider that might save you a bruised hip or broken leg:

  • Always know your surroundings. It never hurts to be mindful of where you are and what is around you. Don’t be distracted on your phone or looking off into the distance. Always watch for loose objects like water bottles and other debris lying on the ground and keep an eye out for wet floor signs.
  • If working in construction, there are numerous steps you must take to ensure you do not trip or fall. Besides the fact that many of these steps are required by law through OSHA, you can take it upon yourself to pick up loose cables, plywood, and tools that could cause an accident.
  • Lastly, wear the right shoes and make sure they’re tied. It might seem silly or elementary, but we’ve all tripped over our own untied shoelaces before. Tie your shoes correctly and wear the right shoes for the right situation. Flip flops and sandals might be the easiest and quickest to throw on before heading out the door, but walking down the sidewalk or in heavily populated areas is sometimes best for closed-toed shoes.

At Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven, we are all about making sure you are put in the best vehicle possible that fits your needs, but will also keep you safe. They don’t get much safer than the Giulia, and we’re proud to be selling them at our location. Come by today and talk to one of our sales representatives on how we can get you in the car perfectly fit for you.

Convertible Cruising: The FIAT 124 Spider

As a Floridian, you have almost a full year of sunshine. So, why not enjoy it with the top down in a new 2018 FIAT 124 Spider? Whether you head to the Gulf coast or south to Miami, enjoy the drive with some wind in your hair. FIAT of Winter Haven, serving the Auburndale, FL area, has many of these sleek vehicles in stock for you to consider.

The FIAT 124 Spider was originally introduced in 1966, and the new 2018 version certainly has the same roots, honoring its European racing heritage. Because of its exceptional handling, it’s fun to drive, which is exactly what you want on a road trip. In the 2018 collection, the FIAT brand adds a special touch to the Abarth 124 GT with a removable carbon-fiber hardtop, weighing just 35 pounds. This new option is lightweight and ideal for easy removal.

The FIAT 124 Spider model’s interior stands out. Its cockpit-like features are sure to thrill any driving enthusiast, and its seats, available in leather or microfiber, keep passengers well-positioned with their ergonomic design. Gripping the leather-wrapped steering wheel adds another element of comfort.

The FIAT Connect 7.0 includes a seven-inch touchscreen with access to apps like Pandora® for road trip sing-alongs, Bluetooth®, and smartphone integration. The GPS navigation system is an available option, which comprises SiriusXM® Traffic Plus, SiriusXM® Travel Link, and points of interest.

No matter where your plans take you this summer, you’ll want to get there in style. There’s no better choice than a FIAT 124 Spider for a quick weekend getaway. Check out all the models we have in stock at FIAT of Winter Haven, just minutes from Auburndale. We look forward to working with you soon!

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Earns a Prestigious Award

There’s no doubt that our customers know Car and Driver, one of the auto industry’s most established magazines. And no doubt those of you who have visited our Alfa Romeo dealer serving Lakeland, FL are familiar with the new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. These two entities came together recently, and the results were quite rewarding, with this immaculate luxury midsize SUV earning a Car and Driver 2018 Editor’s Choice Award.

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Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven Supports Polk Pride in Lakeland

Central Florida and Visitors Worldwide Come to Celebrate LGBT Pride in Polk County from June 13-16, and We’ll See You There

It’s coming quickly and it’s going to be all over Lakeland for three days as the Polk Pride event returns to town on June 13-16.

Anyone who wants to find out more about it should attend the Pride Week Launch Party at Lakeland Pulse on Main Street. It starts at 9 p.m. and will last until 2 a.m. where there will be drinks, drag and dancing for anyone who has the cover charge to get in.

With a myriad of sponsors for the growing event– including our team here at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven– more than 5,000 people from inside and outside the LGBT Central Florida community will be all over Lakeland taking pride in themselves and showing it to anyone and everyone.

Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven will have a booth set up on the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Main Street and visitors won’t miss it when they spot the rainbow decaled Fiat on display. It’s more than just a display. People on hand can take a picture of with the decaled Fiat, upload it to Facebook at hashtag #whfiatpride and the entry with the most likes will win a $100 gift card.

Also at the booth, participants can get special rainbow sunglasses and as it is June in Florida, these should be a much needed item for the day.

Events for this Wednesday-Saturday festival happen all over Lakeland and starts with the Pride for Youth event at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Edgewood Drive on Wednesday. Thursday is the Pride in Faith at 7 p.m. Friday at Beacon Hill Fellowship where people of all religions come together to worship together.

The next day, at 7 p.m., is the Pride Kickoff at the Peggy Brown Building on South Lake Avenue. The cocktail reception will feature some live music and an opportunity for Polk Pride to thank sponsors of the festival.

Saturday is the the party in the park day with much of it taking place in Munn Park.

Pride in the Park kicks off the day at 10 a.m. Billed a day of family fun there will be live music, vendors, community sponsors, food trucks (gotta have food … drinks too because, after all, this is June in Florida). Word is local favorite band Halcyon is one of the performers and Melissa Crispo will bring her unique blues sound to the stage as well.

The event will come to an end at the closing party at Lkld Live on North Massachusetts Avenue. Tickets for the after party event are available online at for $10.

Polk Pride, now in its fourth year, is dedicated to awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community of Polk County. Its mission is to bring unity, equality and understanding to people throughout Central Florida. The event is also sponsored by the Lakeland Youth Alliance.

Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven Supports Polk Pride in Lakeland

Central Florida and Visitors Worldwide Come to Celebrate LGBT Pride in Polk County from June 13-16, and We’ll See You There

It’s coming quickly and it’s going to be all over Lakeland for three days as the Polk Pride event returns to town on June 13-16.
Anyone who wants to find out more about it should attend the Pride Week Launch Party at Lakeland Pulse on Main Street. It starts at 9 p.m. and will last until 2 a.m. where there will be drinks, drag and dancing for anyone who has the cover charge to get in.
With a myriad of sponsors for the growing event– including our team here at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven– more than 5,000 people from inside and outside the LGBT Central Florida community will be all over Lakeland taking pride in themselves and showing it to anyone and everyone.
Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven will have a booth set up on the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Main Street and visitors won’t miss it when they spot the rainbow decaled Fiat on display. It’s more than just a display. People on hand can take a picture of with the decaled Fiat, upload it to Facebook at hashtag #whfiatpride and the entry with the most likes will win a $100 gift card.
Also at the booth, participants can get special rainbow sunglasses and as it is June in Florida, these should be a much needed item for the day.
Events for this Wednesday-Saturday festival happen all over Lakeland and starts with the Pride for Youth event at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Edgewood Drive on Wednesday. Thursday is the Pride in Faith at 7 p.m. Friday at Beacon Hill Fellowship where people of all religions come together to worship together.
The next day, at 7 p.m., is the Pride Kickoff at the Peggy Brown Building on South Lake Avenue. The cocktail reception will feature some live music and an opportunity for Polk Pride to thank sponsors of the festival.
Saturday is the the party in the park day with much of it taking place in Munn Park.
Pride in the Park kicks off the day at 10 a.m. Billed a day of family fun there will be live music, vendors, community sponsors, food trucks (gotta have food … drinks too because, after all, this is June in Florida). Word is local favorite band Halcyon is one of the performers and Melissa Crispo will bring her unique blues sound to the stage as well.
The event will come to an end at the closing party at Lkld Live on North Massachusetts Avenue. Tickets for the after party event are available online at for $10.
Polk Pride, now in its fourth year, is dedicated to awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community of Polk County. Its mission is to bring unity, equality and understanding to people throughout Central Florida. The event is also sponsored by the Lakeland Youth Alliance.

2018 FIAT 500X for Sale

Ready to tackle any experience, the FIAT 500X is much more than an average mid-size crossover. Car and Driver has praised it for its all-weather capability while also retaining its Italian style roots. It’s available in five different models, each of which has their own attributes and features. We’re sharing what makes each one special and how they best suit different drivers. Once you’ve had an intro to each model, see them yourself at here at FIAT of Winter Haven, your FIAT dealership near Auburndale.

The Pop: For the Commuter

  • 4.0-liter Tigershark® Turbo Engine with 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 33 mpg highway
  • Rear back up camera
  • Uconnect® with a seven-inch touchscreen
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

The Urbana: For the Style Savvy Driver

  • Metallic iron exterior features: mirror caps, handles, side moldings, and more
  • 18-inch two-tone wheels
  • Black interior with metallic iron accents
  • Black Castiglio fabric seats, highlighted with a chevron design
  • Dark headlamps
  • Black roof rails

The Trekking: For the Adventurer

  • 4.0-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine powering 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque
  • Deeply tinted sunscreen glass
  • Satin chrome exterior accents, including 17-inch wheels
  • Automated headlamps

The Lounge: For the Techie

  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Uconnect®
  • Voice command
  • GPS navigation with 3-D graphics
  • LaneSense® lane departure warning

The Blue Sky: For the Free Spirit

  • Blue instrument panel and seating
  • Panoramic power sunroof
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Satin chrome exterior highlights

No matter which FIAT 500X you choose, you’ll enjoy reliability, smooth driving, and a comfortable interior. Check it out as soon as today here at our FIAT dealership, located at 190 Ave K SW. Get behind the wheel of a new FIAT car today.