The updated Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have landed, and will arrive in local dealerships from June, priced from $68,450 and $76,450 plus on-roads – respectively. Their presence marks the evolution of the brand, and the design of both vehicles.
Exuding Italian character, the front grille and the lower grilles for the two main air ducts on both models have been given a unique finishing which provides a contemporary reinterpretation of the famous and distinct Trilobo face.
The interiors have been updated with cutting-edge technology too, including a new instrument panel, characterised by the historic Cannocchiale design, but with a 12.3-inch digital display.
The driving dynamics of Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio once again provide a visceral experience thanks to perfect weight distribution, unique technical solutions and an excellent power to weight ratio.
Both are equipped with a high-performance 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre 206kW turbocharged engine. It features MultiAir electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation technology and a direct injection system with 200 bar pressure.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV also has all-wheel drive with Q4 technology, designed to manage the vehicle’s traction in a reactive and predictive way in order to ensure the highest levels in terms of performance, efficiency, and safety in all driving conditions.
Active torque distribution monitors grip conditions and driver inputs in real time to ensure the best performance. The Veloce trim also boasts Q2, a self-locking rear differential, emphasizing agility and sporty character by guaranteeing enhanced traction.
The driving performance is elevated further through Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems, including traffic jam/highway assist and traffic-sign recognition/intelligent speed control. Blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist and active cruise control also feature.
Forward collision warning makes for a stress-free driving experience, as does autonomous emergency braking, with front and rear parking sensors and a rear back-up camera with dynamic gridlines.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available alongside a wireless charger to keep you connected with your mobile device. Dual zone climate control also features, as do heated and electric front seats.
The on-board experience extends to additional outside features including a hands-free tailgate on the Stelvio, and optional panoramic sunroof.