Alfa Romeo Ups Its Game With The 2020 Giulia And Stelvio At The LA Auto Show

Both cars get minor exterior and interior revisions with no mechanical changes

  • The Giulia and the Stelvio get revamped interiors with even more attention to detail.
  • Both cars also get the updated 8.8-inch infotainment system with an improved UI.
  • Safety package called the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) has also been added to both models.

Alfa Romeo came back to its full glory with the beautiful Giulia sedan in 2015. It was soon followed by the Stelvio SUV, which also happens to be one of the fastest SUVs in the world. Since their debut, both cars have been giving a headache to their rivals thanks to their brilliant chassis balance, soulful engines and Italian flair.  Alfa Romeo has now decided to up its game and has showcased the 2020 version of Giulia and the Stelvio at the 2019 LA Auto Show. We are happy to report that they remain mechanically similar to the older versions with the inclusion of new interior, exterior and safety bits: 

Changes For 2020

The interiors of both cars now get updates like an all-new centre console, leather-wrapped shifter, knurled aluminum-like rotary dial, upgraded steering wheel, phone storage area, wireless phone charging, Italian flag badge at the base of the shifter and laminated front glass. 

However, the biggest change to the cabin is the updated 8.8-inch touchscreen display with  a better user interface (UI), processor and graphics. 

Both cars also receives safety updates in the form of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). This package comprises of safety kit like highway assist, traffic jam assist, active lane keep assist, active lane departure warning, active blind spot assist, traffic sign recognition, and drowsy driver detection. 

Alfa is also offering a choice of three new paint options such as Anodized Blue, Lunare White and Verde Visconti (exclusive for the Giulia). 

The Stelvio also gains a new body kit with painted wheel flares, lower rocker panels, and rear fascia along with blacked-out dark miron appearance kit. 

And for the Quadrifoglio models of both cars, an exterior carbon fibre package adds a CF V Scudetto grille, carbon fiber mirror caps, and dark miron badging. 

2020 Giulia  

Powering the Giulia will be the same 2.0-litre Multi-air and the sonorous 2.9-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engines. The former develops 280PS and 440Nm of torque while the V6 in the M3-rivalling Giulia Quadrifoglio puts out an impressive 505PS with the 0-100kmph coming up in an equally impressive 3.8 seconds. The Giuila stays true to the Italian brand’s ethos with strong dynamics, 50:50 weight distribution and potent powertrain options. The Giulia Quadrifoglio is also currently the fastest five-passenger production sedan around the Nurburgring.

2020 Stelvio

First unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the SUV gets its name from one of the best driving roads in the world. It rides on the same platform as the Giulia, although heavily modified and raised by 22cm. Being an Alfa, even the Stelvio gets a perfect 50:50 weight distribution, signifying how important chassis and dynamics are to the Italian brand even today. The SUV also shares the petrol powertrain options with the Guilia along with a 2.2-litre diesel engine. Yes, the Stelvio also gets Alfa Romeo’s prestigious Clover Leaf  badge with the Quadrifoglio variant. Alfa pitches the Stelvio as an SUV for the driving nerds, something we don't doubt looking at its Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds.


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