2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio facelift closing in on Australia

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The facelifted Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV have each been permitted on the market in Australia.

Each of those fashions had been first revealed in October final yr, with a Stellantis Australia spokesperson saying they’re nonetheless on monitor for a launch within the first half of 2023.

Authorities approval paperwork seen by CarExpert checklist two variants for the Stelvio, and three for the Giulia although two look like an identical.

There are what seems to be Stelvio Veloce and Quadrifolgio trims, whereas the Giulia has one Veloce and two Quadrifolgio trims. It’s unclear if the Giulia vary will really change from its present two-variant lineup with the replace.

No mechanical adjustments have been made to the up to date Giulia or Stelvio, with the prevailing engine vary carrying over.

In Veloce guise they’re at the moment powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 206kW of energy and 400Nm of torque.

Quadrifolgio variations can be found of each, packing a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 engine with 375kW and 600Nm.

The Giulia fashions offered right here at the moment are all rear-wheel drive, whereas each Stelvio fashions are all-wheel drive.

Each of those powertrains are listed within the authorities approval paperwork for the Giulia and Stelvio.

The obvious change for this replace are the brand new ‘3+3’ matrix LED headlights, changing the previous bi-xenon models.

The LED daytime working lights give these the look of getting three segments, tying them in with no solely the Tonale but in addition basic Alfas just like the SZ Zagato, 159, and Brera.

The headlights additionally function dynamic indicators, and welcome/goodbye animations. There’s additionally a restyled grille and refreshed air intakes.

On the again the adjustments to the LED tail lights aren’t as dramatic. The graphics are largely the identical, although the Giulia’s lights are smoked with gloss black surrounds whereas the Stelvio’s have a clear end.

Inside, the Giulia and Stelvio have obtained a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster just like the Tonale although Alfa Romeo – which has stated it doesn’t need its interiors to be dominated by screens – has given its clusters a basic, analogue look.

It presents three completely different layouts: Developed, Chill out, and Heritage.

The one notable optionally available additional that was listed within the authorities approval paperwork for each the Stelvio and Giulia was a sunroof.

Whereas the Giulia entered manufacturing in 2015 and the Stelvio in 2016, Alfa Romeo has stated each fashions nonetheless have “some years left to run” earlier than they’re changed by new fashions, providing electrical powertrains.

The corporate has dedicated to going EV-only by 2027.

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