Leaked documents confirm the changes we can expect to see in the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio.
We've known for a while now that Alfa Romeo is working on a facelift for the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. Spy shots have shown the styling will be updated with redesigned bumpers and new LED headlights, but bigger changes will be found inside. Leaked documents posted by Autopareri confirm that both models will be getting some significant cabin and tech updates for the 2020 model year.
Compared to the current models, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio will boast more premium interiors with a new steering wheel, center console, shifter, and switchgear. While we've already seen the revamped interior in spy shots, the forum provides a close-up photo of the updated center console, and the changes are clear to see.
The cheap plastic shifter surround in the current model has been replaced, and there's a small Italian flag engraved into the bottom of the shifter, which is a nice touch. There are also more controls for the infotainment system. As we saw in previous spy shots, the electronic park brake has been repositioned next to the gear shifter and the armrest has been redesigned.
According to the leaked document, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio will also offer more hi-tech equipment. As standard, both models will include an 8.8 touchscreen replacing the 6.5-inch non-touch screen, which will also feature "enhanced graphics, new functionality, and enhanced adaptability." The 2020 Giulia and Stelvio will also boast FCA's most advanced highway assist, enabling level 2 autonomous driving that's "comparable to Tesla."
On the outside, high-trim Stelvios will have a new body-colored trim, giving the SUV a more premium look. Two new metallic exterior colors will also be available: Anodized Blue and Lunare White. A Forward Collision Warning assist will be offered as standard and FCA is also offering SiriusXM satellite radio a one-year subscription and one year access to connected services. To simplify ordering, Alfa Romeo will reduce the number of options by over 10 percent and reduce the number of buildable configurations by 90 over percent.
No powertrain details were included in the document, so engine options are likely to carry over including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful Quadrifoglio versions, on the other hand, will pack a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 with 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque on tap.