The new trim will bridge the gap between the Veloce and Quadrifoglio.
Last week, we got our first unofficial look at the Alfa Romeo Stelvio update thanks to a set of spy pictures. The revised model doesn't look to deviate much from the current range with the only notable change appearing to be the new LED headlight cluster similar to the set found on the Tonale crossover.
New images have now surfaced on Instagram with more angles of the revised Italian crossover together with some shots of the updated Giulia sedan. These cars were spotted in Turin, Italy which is where the brand's headquarters are located. It's understood that the cars spotted here represent the upcoming all-new Estrema Special Edition that is said to be introduced to the North American market.
According to information sourced by Mopar Insiders, local dealers have stated that the Estrema will be based on the current Veloce trim but in a bid to make it a bit sportier, it will feature key elements of the flagship Quadrifoglio performance models. We can expect these to reach our local dealerships as 2023 models by the fourth quarter of this year.
The Veloce is a modest performance offering as it uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine to produce 280 horsepower to your choice of rear- or all-wheel drive via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Estrema is likely to retain this power output but, with the addition of the Quadrifoglio's technical features, it's sure to be an even more enjoyable experience.
As rumored, the Estrema will introduce the brand's adaptive suspension for poised dynamic characteristics. Visually, it will bridge the gap between the Veloce and Quadrifoglio by including a carbon finish for the door mirror caps and grille and black brake calipers with white lettering. Anthracite will be used for the "Estrema"-specific badging and other logos and lettering.
On the Giulia, a set of 19-inch Dark Clasicco alloy wheels will be applied while a larger set of 21-inch Dark Turismo-design will be fitted to the Stelvio. Both cars will inherit a set of Alcantara and leather electric sports seats with red contrast stitching. This stitching will also be applied to the center armrest, steering wheel, dashboard, upper door panels, and gear knob.
Maintaining an element of performance within the sedan and crossover will be some carbon accents applied to the doors, dashboard and center console. For a conclusive entertainment experience, the 14-speaker Harmon Kardon premium audio system will also be a standard inclusion. Only four colors are said to be available for both models, these will be Alfa Rosso Red, Alfa White, Vulcano Black Metallic and Misano Blue Metallic.
The dealer information suggests that the Estrema package for the Veloce will add $5,500 to the cost. For $1,000, the Active Assist Plus package will provide a safer driving experience with the inclusion of active blind-spot, lane-keep and traffic jam assist among other handy features. For the Giulia, a three-season performance tire option with your choice of a 19x8-inch or 19x9-inch monotone center cap wheel will increase the price by another $1,000.