2020 Giulia and Stelvio, here's what's new
The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have been updated for model year 20. While retaining their class leading driving dynamics and classic Italian design, Alfa Romeo has improved its driver-centred approach by updating the interior of the cars with a new layout and materials, incorporating new ADAS systems to bring level two autonomy and completely overhauling the infotainment system with a new range of connected services and a redesigned human-machine interface (HMI).
With the new Giulia and Stelvio MY2020 the HMI has evolved into a system which is simple, user-friendly and intuitive. The 8.8-inch central display is now touchscreen and adopts an all-new layout with widgets which can be dragged and dropped to create a fully customisable homepage, in which each of the vehicle's functions becomes an app. So just horizontal scrolling calls up the access screens for Alfa DNA, radio, media, smartphone, navigation, climate control, connected services and ADAS. The driver can choose between the updated rotary knob or the touchscreen to control the new infotainment system.
The new MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio marks the debut of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that enable the vehicles to deliver the highest level of autonomous driving currently legal. Level 2 autonomy is achieved when the driver can leave the car to control the accelerator, brake and steering in specific conditions, via electronic systems that require continual monitoring by the driver, but support them to offer greater comfort on long journeys. In all cases, the driver must be constantly vigilant and always keep his hands on the steering wheel.
The Giulia and Stelvio range has been restructured, with simplified trims mirrored across both cars.
The new Stelvio range has been updated to include rear parking camera, bi-xenon headlights and electrically folding wing mirrors as standard, across the entire range as well as the new infotainment system with 8.8-inch touch-screen and embedded connectivity. From launch, Active Cruise Control, Traffic sign recognition with intelligent speed advisor and Traffic Jam & highway assist, as well as Autonomous Emergency Brake, Lane Departure Warning, Cruise Control and rear parking sensors.
The Stelvio Super is available with a choice of two engines, a 200hp 2.0-litre petrol engine with all-wheel drive or a 190hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine with rear-wheel drive, both combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission. As well as the updated infotainment system and interior upgrades, the Super comes with leather and cloth upholstery, 18-inch dual multi-spoke alloy wheels and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a second USB port at the rear. Super badging and silver exterior details complete the look of the entry level model.
The new 7-inch TFT screen in the heart of the instrument cluster is also now standard across the entire range. The screen layout has been redesigned to offer more information in a more rational way, and to accommodate the autonomous driving technology parameters.
Here's a reminder of the old one...