By Malusi Msomi
The Giulia and Stelvio from the Italian based car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo, haven’t really given these two cars a noticeable facelift since their inception. Come 2022 and both these cars have received both some minor exterior enhancements and interior upgrades.
When it comes to aesthetics, both cars get new headlight and taillight designs, with Alfa adding full-LED Adaptive Matrix headlights to the pair. Both the Stelvio and Giulia have a strong resemblance to the Tonale which was unveiled earlier this year. The updated Stelvio features new clear lens tail lamps, while those on the Giulia come with a smoked lens with a glossy black finish.
Inside the models get a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster which comes with three layouts: Evolved, Relaxed, and Heritage. The Heritage display is inspired by the brand’s iconic Sixties’ and Seventies’ models, with distinctive details like inverted numbers at the end of the speedometer. When the Stelvio and Giulia go on sale they will be offered in four trim levels: Super, Sprint, Ti, and Veloce, with the Super trim coming in as the entry-level model for both the sedan and SUV.
To celebrate the debut of the new Giulia and Stelvio, Alfa Romeo is introducing the Competizione special series. Based on the Veloce trim and available with every engine, the launch edition sits at the top of the range and features the exclusive Moon Light grey matt colour and red brake calipers. The intense sporty look of the new Stelvio has been accentuated with 21-inch alloy wheels. The interior adds the Harman/Kardon audio system and leather-upholstered dashboard and seats with red stitching. Privacy glass and the Competizione badge on the sides and front headrests complete the look. On the Competizione, the exclusive Alfa Active Suspension and NFT technology comes as standard, which certifies the uniqueness of each Competizione car, and verifies its original configuration.
The Giulia and Stelvio go on sale in the UK in the first quarter of 2023, we are yet to hear from Alfa Romeo SA when they’ll make their local debut.
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