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Alfa Romeo: The Giulia and Stelvio receive an upgrade

14. 02. 20.

Alfa Romeo: The Giulia and Stelvio receive an upgrade

The two divas of the Alfa Romeo range have had their minor defects corrected.

Just this once, Alfa Romeo has chosen to present its Giulia and Stelvio MY2020 on the snow and ice. This year, the two models have undergone some welcome improvements.  It’s a story of really rising to the challenge of the competition, which is fierce in these segments.

But there’s no aesthetic revolution. You don’t change a successful style by a lucky stroke of the pen, a style that’s recognised and has received numerous awards throughout the many markets coveted by the brand. The only change is that new colours have been added to the colour chart.

The innovation therefore lies in the interior. As regards the layout, the central console boasts new storage compartments, the gear stick is leather clad and now has a soft, pleasant feel, while the finish, already good, has moved up a notch.

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Making way for Technology

To hold its own and stay in the race, Alfa Romeo had to upgrade its models by focussing on connectivity. This has now been accomplished with an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen that can be endlessly reconfigured, plus embedded Android Auto and Car Play connectivity and a smartphone induction charger.

The driver is presented with instrumentation featuring a newly designed 7-inch TFT screen with improved driving information.

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The Giulia and Stelvio are also brimming with the latest driving aids such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection or monitoring the driver for drowsiness.

Level 2 autonomous driving has also made its appearance. It offers lane keeping assist and keeps the car at a safe distance from the vehicle in front within an operating range of 50 to 180 km/h. The intelligent cruise control automatically regulates the speed by recognising the road signs.

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Driving pleasure still intact

Apart from offering incomparable pleasure, driving on snow and ice can highlight the qualities (or faults) of a chassis. The Giulia and the Stelio have nothing to be ashamed of in this regard. The perfect balance of their platform (ideal 50/50 distribution) and the quality of their running gear make the Giulia and Stelvio perfectly safe and predictable, whatever the driving conditions. Of course, the Q4 all-wheel-drive versions have additional traction compared to the rear-wheel drive only version. The electronics always do the right thing while leaving some latitude to the driver in Dynamic mode. 

The MY2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia will be presented to the public at the GIMS 2020 and are already available to order at prices ranging from 40,900 francs (Giulia) and 45,900 francs (Stelvio).