The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have been updated for model year 20. While retaining their class leading driving dynamics and classic Italian design, Alfa Romeo has improved its driver-centred approach by updating the interior of the cars with a new layout and materials, incorporating new ADAS systems to bring level two autonomy and completely overhauling the infotainment system with a new range of connected services and a redesigned human-machine interface (HMI).
With the new Giulia and Stelvio MY2020 the HMI has evolved into a system which is simple, user-friendly and intuitive. The 8.8-inch central display is now touchscreen and fully customisable. The new 7-inch TFT screen in the heart of the instrument cluster is also now standard across the entire range.
Quality in the new interiors
The Alfa Romeo style is one of deceptive simplicity that conceals the complex process to achieve an ergonomic, attractive combination of lines, instruments, volumes and spaces tailor-made for its occupants. The quality has been enhanced with a new central console, completely restyled to accommodate larger, more accessible storage compartments, as well as the new wireless charger function. The new gear stick is now leather clad with luminous highlights and a signature Italian flag at its base, while the rotary knob that controls the infotainment system has been updated to gives the sensation of precision and solidity at every touch. The leather steering wheel has also been restyled to accommodate the functions and sensors for the autonomous driving systems.
Level 2 autonomous driving
The new MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio marks the debut of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that enable the vehicles to deliver the highest level of autonomous driving currently legal. Level 2 autonomy is achieved when the driver can leave the car to control the accelerator, brake and steering in specific conditions, via electronic systems that require continual monitoring by the driver, but support them to offer greater comfort on long journeys. In all cases, the driver must be constantly vigilant and always keep his hands on the steering
A new range structure
The Giulia and Stelvio range has been restructured, with simplified trims mirrored across both cars.
The new Stelvio range has been updated to include:
The Stelvio Super is available with a choice of two engines, a 200hp 2.0-litre petrol engine with all-wheel drive or a 190hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine with rear-wheel drive, both combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission. As well as the updated infotainment system and interior upgrades, the Super comes with leather and cloth upholstery, 18-inch dual multi-spoke alloy wheels and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a second USB port at the rear. Super badging and silver exterior details complete the look of the entry level model.
The Stelvio Sprint trim:
It is available with a choice of 190hp 2.2-litre diesel engine or a 200hp 2.0-litre petrol engine, both with a 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The Stelvio Lusso Ti
The Lusso Ti is available with a choice of 190hp 2.2-litre diesel engine or 200hp 2.0-litre petrol engine.
The Stelvio Veloce
Veloce version tops the range with a choice of 280hp 2.0-litre petrol engine or 210hp 2.2-litre diesel engine
The Giulia range will mirror that of the Stelvio, with the entry level Super and Lusso Ti featuring silver exterior details and the Sprint and Veloce offering a sportier look with dark styling. All Giulia models will be complete with the new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, updated interior, bi-xenon headlights, Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility and new trim badging. Full specification for the Giulia will be confirmed at a later date.
The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be available to order from January 2020, with first cars arriving in the UK during January.Text here ...