2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio Make North American Debut
Alfa Romeo announced the new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models will make their North American debut at the 2019 AutoMobility LA.
“The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stevlio receive significant technology, infotainment and interior enhancements for the 2020 model year,” said Tim Kuniskis, global head of Alfa Romeo and head of passenger cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Alfa Romeo’s unrivaled driving experience is now elevated by delivering key premium features requested by our current and future customers.”
Both the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio boast new standard content, an enhanced premium interior, advanced safety features and a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display and connectivity, adding to the already-standard best-in-class performance attributes.
Refined Center Console and Controls
At the forefront of the refined interior is the new center console with an updated design featuring a machined-knurled aluminum-look rotary dial, upgraded knob materials and increased storage capacity. A new Italian flag badge at the base of the shifter signifies the country from which these vehicles were born, designed and crafted. Larger cup holders in the Giulia plus a new phone storage area with available wireless charging, round out the enhanced environment.
A new leather-wrapped shifter and a race-inspired steering wheel for all Giulia and Stelvio models feature Alfa Romeo’s characteristic steering wheel-mounted push-button start as well as refined materials. Standard laminated glass helps improve cabin ambience and the overall driving experience.
New Touchscreen Display and Revised Driver Interface
New for 2020 is a standard 8.8-inch center touchscreen display offering a selection of interactive widgets and a horizontal scroll layout that provides additional personalization options and enhanced interactivity and visibility. New performance pages allow drivers to track key performance metrics while digital HVAC and other controls enhance functionality. Drivers and passengers can customize the homepage by selecting their tailored layout. Reconfigurable widgets provide quick and easy access to key functions such as radio, media, smartphone, navigation, climate control and more.
The standard 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster screen is redesigned to offer more information in an easy-to-read format with a new layout and improved graphics designed to incorporate Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and level II autonomous driving functions. The system also includes updated vehicle information pages providing real-time data that puts the driver at the center.
Enhanced Italian Design
Stelvio models also receive a selection of exterior enhancements for an unmistakable look. A new, available, body-color appearance kit adds fender flares, side sills, and rear fascia with a body-color finish is standard on Sport models and above. Also available on Sport models is the new Dark Miron appearance kit that adds fender flares, side sills and rear fascia finished in a dark-painted finish. An available Exterior Carbon Fiber Package adds a carbon fiber V Scudetto grille, carbon fiber mirror caps, and Dark Miron badging to Quadrifoglio models.
Both Giulia and Stelvio also receive new metallic exterior color options including Anodized Blue, Lunare White, and, for the first time on Giulia, the unmistakable Verde Visconti Metallic paint.
Both the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio models will begin to arrive in North American showrooms before the end of the calendar year.
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia
As the first of a new generation of vehicles on an all-new platform, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models deliver a standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing it to launch from 0-60 miles-per-hour (mph) as quickly as 5.1 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 149 mph.
As the ‘halo’ model in the lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsports expertise with 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, capable of launching from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Plus, the Quadrifoglio set a Nürburgring record lap time of 7:32, the fastest ever by a five-passenger production sedan.