Alfa Romeo has announced updated versions of the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio for 2020. Here are the changes.
Let's get the bad news out the way, the engine and performance have not changed. The 2.9-litre biturbo V6 still produces 375 kW and 600 Nm, and power goes to the rear wheels for the Giulia and all 4 wheels for the Stelvio via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Performance is brisk, with both claiming 0-100 kph in under 4 seconds. If you want more, look to the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA.
Now for the good stuff, the MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio can come with an optional new Akrapovic exhaust with carbon fibre tailpipes for even more sound. In terms of design, there are new LED rear light clusters, 21-inch alloy wheels for the Stelvio, as well as gloss black detailing. Alfa Romeo is also offering a sporty accessories line with a carbon fibre front grille with "V" insert, mirror caps and rear spoiler.
The real changes can be found inside and under the skin. One of the big criticisms of the two vehicles was the poor quality cabin and the interior has been improved with what Alfa Romeo terms 'greater tactile and visual impact'. There's also a new leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear selector. Alcantara sports seats are standard, but you can opt for the carbon shell Sparco seats. The tech changes comprise an all-new infotainment system with an 8.8-inch central touchscreen display, featuring connected services and new interface design. There's also something called Performance Pages which show the temperatures of the main mechanical components, torque delivery, turbo pressure and power, as well as digital chronometers to measure acceleration and maximum speed. The two vehicles also feature level 2 autonomous driving.