IMPROVED safety and infotainment systems are at the forefront of a range of upgrades for the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, with the Italian brand ditching the diesel offering along the way to create a more streamlined suite of model variants.
The new range comes in four equipment grades – Giulia (the base model), Super, Veloce and the range-topping Quadrifoglio, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection now standard across the range.
Alfa Romeo’s active suspension is available as a standalone customer option on Giulia Super, with the system continually actively controlling the suspensions and shock absorbers to reduce movement of the body of the car in all driving conditions.
In 2019, the Super variant gains 35W Bi Xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting and auto high beam, along with heated rear seats, while the Veloce garners 8-way powr front seats and heated rear seats.
For the performance flagship Quadrifoglio, there’s heated rear seats, seating capacity for five (up from four), new exclusive leather and an Alcantara Steering Wheel with carbon fibre insert.
Mechanical enhancements include new rear-wheel-drive architecture and lightweight, state-of-the-art materials that deliver a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, along with segment leading torsional rigidity and the most direct steering ratio on the market.
The base Giulia and Super are powered by a 147kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, while the Veloce is fitted with a 206kW version of the same motor. The Quadrifoglio has a 375kW 2.9-litre turbo power plant.
All variants are fitted with an 8-speed auto transmission ,and a special Veloce add-on pack that includes active suspension, 19-inch dark finish alloy wheels, red brake calipers, heated sports seats and heated steering wheel is also available.
The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia range is now on sale in Australian Alfa Romeo dealerships from $60,900 plus on-roads, with the range topping Quadrifoglio priced from $145,900 plus on-roads.