Over the last six years, Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Stelvio have become the brand’s most-awarded cars ever: 170 international accolades awarded by specialised and general media, voted by juries of experts or directly by customers, dedicated to both innovation and style. And counting.
Now the two models have been updated for the exciting challenges of Alfa Romeo’s 111th year. Their sense of style, exhilarating driving dynamics, and latest technologies embody Italian passion and sporting performance excellence.
The most advanced solutions in the new Giulia and Stelvio are focused on comfort and a typically Italian zest for life. The interiors of both cars have been freshened to further highlight quality and elegance. Connectivity has become a key focus thanks to the 8.8-inch touch-screen infotainment system and smartphone-like ease of use and enables a suite of Mopar services for remote car management.
Giulia and Stelvio are absolute leaders in their segments in terms of performance and dynamic response. The basic technical specification is – and remains – pioneering. As a result, the new Model Year cars shift their attention to the on-board experience, providing an increasingly pleasurable, safe and connected experience, allowing the brand to recapture its traditions of “elegant sportiness”. It is a recurring concept in Alfa Romeos from every era, expressing the perfect balance between form, function and driving thrills.
The updated Giulia embodies Alfa Romeo legend: cutting-edge and innovative engines; perfect weight distribution; unique technical solutions; excellent power-to-weight ratio and, of course, a truly extraordinary design with unmistakable Italian flair.
The sheer number of innovative technical solutions is dazzling: the whole car embodies a new concept. The front suspension has double wishbones with semi-virtual steering, to make the suspension angle more controllable and obtain optimal road grip: the two lower links create a “scissor” movement that generates a linear feeling in all conditions. The new Alfalink ™ is introduced on the rear suspension, a multi-link system with four-and-a-half links: rigid when cornering, but also longitudinally flexible. Both these solutions are “made in Alfa Romeo”.
Giulia’s all-aluminium engines remain the same, but are now Euro 6b-final compliant. The 2.0-litre turbocharged power units are filled to the brim with Italian character and impressive performance offering 206kW and fuel consumption as efficient as 8.4 l/100km on the combined cycle. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and carbon-fibre drive shaft for exhilarating performance.
The ultimate sports sedan – the Giulia QV – also receives model-year updates and continues to impress. It’s 375kW bi-turbo V6 engine catapults the Giulia up the road to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 307km/h.
Extreme performance and leading-edge technology are unmistakably conveyed by the unique style of Giulia QV, the finest expression of Italian design, interpreted with Alfa Romeo’s unique flair and the perfect synergy of form and function, in a sensual, muscular car body.
The Giulia QV is equipped with the exclusive AlfaTM Chassis Domain Control unit and innovative AlfaTM Active Suspension, the system that continually, actively controls the suspensions and shock absorbers. The Giulia QV guarantees impeccable handing and comfort thanks to its suspension layout, with the exclusive AlfaLinkTM technology: up front it has a double wishbone system with semi-virtual steering axis, with a four-and-a-half link Multilink system at the rear. In any situation and at all speeds, driving the Giulia QV is natural, instinctive, and extremely rewarding.
The same sporty imprint, with a touch of typically Italian elegance, is found in the interior, which has been tailored with painstaking craftsmanship and premium materials: carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara. The centre of the dashboard is dominated by the AlfaTM Connect 3D NAV 8.8-inch infotainment system. The system offers Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in car as well as being Android AutoTM compatible, bringing the best of Google into the car.
Sharing the Giulia’s dynamic platform, Alfa Romeo’s first SUV conquered a complex challenge to make an Alfa capable of driving with agility off-road without losing anything in terms of performance and handling on-road. In other words: a SUV that can be driven like a sports sedan.
Featuring perfect 50/50 weight distribution, Alfa Romeo Q4 all-wheel drive architecture, best-in-class power-to-weight ratios and innovative engine and driver technologies, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio embodies everything a true Alfa Romeo should. Not only that, but the Stelvio can boast to be the lightest mid-size SUV in its class thanks to its lightweight body structure and carbon fibre driveshaft, coming in at just 1,660kg for the Q4.
Finding the perfect balance between driving experience and safety, the Stevlio proudly displays five-star Euro NCAP safety credentials with a score of 97% for the protection of adult occupants; the highest score in its class. Credited for its host of innovative safety systems, which come as standard, the Stelvio features Alfa Romeo’s segment-first Integrated Brake System, Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio certainly does stand out from the crowd, thanks to its distinctive Italian design, expressed through its proportions and technical architecture leaving the impression of sophisticated simplicty and quality, inside and out.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Super is powered by an all-aluminium four-cylinder 206kW 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol engine with carbon fibre drive shaft, combined with the automatic eight-speed transmission. In addition to MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve actuation, the distinctive features of this engine include “2-in-1” turbo and 200-bar high-pressure direct injection, which pair up to deliver a particularly snappy accelerator response across the rev range in addition to best-in-class fuel-efficiency. The Stelvio Super has a top speed of 233km/h and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds.
Stelvio Quadrifoglio is equipped with the exclusive aluminium 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine, developed with inputs from Ferrari, which delivers maximum power of 375kW at 6,500rpm and generates a maximum torque of 600Nm from 2,500 to 5,000rpm. This power plant is teamed with the specifically calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission that allows gear shifts in just 150 milliseconds in Race driving mode. Moreover, to maximise the driving experience, the model is equipped as standard with one-piece aluminium paddle shifters integrated with the steering column.
It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 283km/h. However, the Alfa Romeo sports SUV is also incredibly efficient in terms of emission and fuel consumption, thanks to its electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system and the “sailing” function, available in Advanced Efficiency driving mode.
Further additions to the Giulia include rear USB ports, a cargo net, passive entry, a wireless charging pad, and eight-way electrically adjustable seats with driver memory and four-way lumbar support adjustment.
Stelvio enjoys a new Driver Assistance Pack including automatic high-beam assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Outside and Interior rear-view mirrors with electrochromic auto dimming, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Alert. The SUV also shares the upgrades from the Giulia range.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio comes with a 5 year/100 000km full warranty and maintenance plan as standard. Be seduced.