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2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio facelift revealed, confirmed for Australia

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Alfa Romeo’s rear-wheel drive/four-wheel drive siblings, the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio crossover, have received another update.

Following the 2021 facelift, which brought an updated infotainment system and center console restyling, the two Alfas get a slightly updated look plus a new digital dashboard.

Updated Julia and Stelvio will arrive in Australian dealerships in the first half of 2023, with local pricing and specifications to be announced closer to launch.

The most obvious change is the new ‘3+3’ matrix LED headlights, which have replaced the old bi-xenon unit.

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The LED daytime running lights give them a three-segment look, connecting them to more than just the new Tunnel but also classic Alfas like the SZ Zagato, 159 and Brera.

The headlamps also feature dynamic indicators and welcome and goodbye animations, as well as a bookend with a restyled grille. The air intakes were also updated.

At the rear, the LED taillights have not received such significant changes. The graphics are largely the same, although the Giulia’s headlights are smoked with gloss black trim, while the Stelvio’s have a clear finish.

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Inside, the Giulia and Stelvio get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as does the Tonale, although Alfa Romeo – which has said it doesn’t want its interiors to screens prevail – gave the clusters of its three models a classic analog look.

It offers three different layouts: Evolved, Relax and Heritage.

In some markets at least, the Giulia and Stelvio get Alfa Connect Services, which supports over-the-air updates and lets you use a smartphone app to control functions like unlocking and unlocking the car.

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Alfa Romeo is aligning its naming structure across its range and, as with the Tonale, the Giulia and Stelvio will be offered in Super, Sprint, Ti and Veloce variants – all familiar Alfisti nameplates.

There’s the entry-level Competizione, based on the Giulia and Stelvio Veloce and offered in an exclusive matte Moon Light Grey.

There are plenty of red accents, such as the brake calipers and seat stitching. The Competizione also includes 21-inch alloy wheels on the Stelvio, as well as tinted glass.

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The Giulia and Stelvio also offer Non-Fungible Token (NFT) technology, with the NFT creating a certificate that records the vehicle’s lifetime data.

Alfa Romeo says this supports the cars’ resale value and “provides an additional source of confidence that helps the owner/dealer, but also gives the buyer peace of mind when choosing a used car.”

No mechanical changes have been made to the Giulia or Stelvio, with the existing engine line-up retained.

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Alfa Romeo hasn’t announced any updates for the hot Quadrifoglio Giulia or Stelvio versions, although they likely will.

Alfa Romeo Australia currently offers two Giorgio-based cars exclusively in Veloce trim, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 206kW and 400Nm of torque.

Both Quadrifoglio variants are available with a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 producing 375kW and 600Nm of torque.

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Both Giulia models sold here are rear-wheel drive, while both Stelvio models are four-wheel drive.

While the Giulia went into production in 2015 and the Stelvio in 2016, Alfa Romeo said both models still have “a few years to run” before being replaced by new models that offer electric powertrains.

The company is committed to going EV-only by 2027.

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