AutoComplete: Alfa Romeo's 2017 Giulia starts out cheap, but it gets expensive quicklyHeadlight tests reduce the number of cars winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and Chevrolet prices the 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia might start out cheap but it gets expensive quickly. A base Giulia starts at just $37,995. With a mid-tier TI Model going going $39,995. If you want the hopped up 505 horsepower Giulia QV though, be prepared to spend no less than $72,000. That's a serious chunk of change, but a comparably equipped BMW M3 retails for that much, if not more. An Italian car that's kind of a bargain? Well, I never. This year, a new headlight test seriously culled the herd for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Only 38 models took home top safety honors this year compared to 79 cars last year. Toyota and Lexus have nine models with this award, the most of any auto maker. The Honda Ridgeline was notable for being the only pick up truck to earn top safety Plus, as well as being the only pickup to have its headlights rated as good. That's, good? No matter how many options you pile onto a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan, you won't be spending more than $30,000. The Cruze Diesel is offered in just one trim with a stunning price of $24,670 for a manual transmission. You can add a nine-speed automatic transmission for $1,600 more Leather for another grand, and a compliment of audio and safety upgrades for another two grand. Looks like Chevrolet is ready and willing to fill the gap left by Volkswagen's departure from the US diesel market. Find more on these stories over on theroadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow.