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Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio turn up the tech for 2023

A much-needed facelift for Alfa’s executive saloon and SUV includes revised exterior lighting and a digital dashboard

  • New ‘3+3’ headlight design
  • 12.3-inch digital dials
  • Due on sale in early 2023

The Alfa Romeo Giulia and its larger sibling, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, have each received a facelift for 2023. Both the executive saloon and family SUV get a mild tweak to their exterior designs as well as an interior technology upgrade.

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Pricing for the facelifted Giulia and Stelvio is yet to be revealed, but we expect the new cars to cost slightly more than the outgoing versions when they go on sale in early 2023. Both models offer stylish looks and engaging driving experiences, but have struggled to sell in large numbers against German rivals such as the BMW 3 Series and X3 SUV respectively. 

The biggest change for the 2023 facelift is the implementation of a fully-digital instrument cluster. Measuring 12.3 inches in diameter, this comes as standard on top-spec cars and can be configured in one of three layouts: Evolved, Relax and Heritage. Each mode has its own unique look and prioritises different kinds of information, such as the current engine speed or fuel economy.

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Perhaps a bit less noticeable are the revised set of LED Matrix headlights. These incorporate what the Italian brand calls a “3+3” light signature, and match those found on the new Alfa Romeo Tonale. At the rear, both cars also get a pair of smoked LED tail-lights.

Also mirroring the Tonale, the facelifted Giulia and Stelvio will be available to order in three trim levels: Sprint, Veloce and Comptetitzione. While the Sprint and Veloce specifications mirror the current trim lineup, the new Competitizione trim adds matte grey paintwork, red brake calipers, a leather-wrapped dashboard, an adaptive suspension setup and the aforementioned digital dials. 

As before, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be available with a 276bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, as well as a 207bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel – both coming as standard with all-wheel-drive. The Giulia, on the other hand, will from now on only be available in rear-wheel-drive, with the 2.0-litre petrol engine; the diesel Giulia has been discontinued due to falling popularity of this kind of powertrain. 

Unfortunately, Alfa is yet to inject any kind of electrification into the Giulia and Stelvio range, although a fully-electric Giulia EV is expected to arrive in the next few years.

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