Neuville, who is 24 points behind drivers’ series leader Elfyn Evans, finished second at the Monza Rally Show both last year and in 2015 and is a fan of seeing the WRC at Italy’s famed Cathedral of Speed for the first time.
He is an outsider for title honours, but, along with team-mates Ott Tänak and Dani Sordo, will also be looking to defend Hyundai Motorsport’s seven-point lead over Toyota Gazoo Racing in the manufacturers’ standings.
Neuville said: “I have done Monza a couple of times as a rally show, which was certainly different to the format in which we are going to run it this year in WRC.
“Rally Monza is definitely a special event for this year and it’s good to add it to the WRC calendar in such a difficult situation.
“I’ve always had an enjoyable experience there. This season finale is going to be an exciting event, very intense and almost like a sprint with small gaps between the crews. We will give it everything we’ve got,” he added.
Full coverage from ACI Rally Monza will be available on WRC+ All Live here, including every stage broadcast as it happens as well as key interviews, features and expert analysis from the service park.