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Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio updated for 2023

The Giulia and Stelvio have been freshened up for 2023, Quadrifoglios to follow soon

Alfa Romeo has given its Giulia saloon and Stelvio midsize SUV a well-earned update for 2023. The changes, while subtle, are focused on tech and specification upgrades, bringing both ranges into line with its new Tonale compact SUV. Both models will be available from the beginning of next year, with news on the updated high-performance Quadrifoglio variants still to come. 

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Outside, Alfa Romeo has finally upgraded the Giulia and Stelvio’s headlights with new matrix LED units that feature triple-element internals which reference iconic Alfa Romeo models like the Brera and SZ. These replace the bi-xenon units previously found in both Giulia and Stelvio models, of which to our knowledge are just about the last new cars on sale that still utilise these types of gas-discharge bulbs. 

Alfa Romeo hasn’t changed either models’ front or rear bumpers, but the grille inserts have been given new inserts, and there are fresh finishes to the rear lights and wheels that only the true Alfisti will recognise as new.

Both models have also picked up a new fully-digital instrument cluster that fits into the existing binnacle. As well as offering the driver more information, it’s also more customisable, with the option of having a base, calmed or ‘Heritage’ layout. The Heritage option has been designed to mimic classic models of the ‘60s and ‘70s with retro fonts and Alfa’s distinctive inverted number layout. The interior is otherwise unchanged, which itself received an update only 2 years ago with a new centre console and gear selector. 

Alfa’s also reorganised the model ranges, with four trims available plus a limited number of top-spec Competizione models. These will feature a bespoke Moon Light matt grey paint finish complemented with unique badging, interior stitching and in the case of the Stelvio, unique 21-inch wheels. 

There are no mechanical changes for the 2023 Giulia and Stelvio, with Alfa reducing the options to a single 276bhp turbocharged four-cylinder model paired to rear-wheel drive for the Giulia, and the same petrol or a 208bhp diesel, both with all-wheel drive, for the Stelvio. In all cases, the engine is connected to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, with Alfa’s Q2 limited-slip differential on the rear axle.

Details on the updated Quadrifoglio models of both are still to come, but they will also arrive in 2023. Full UK specifications and prices will be revealed closer to initial customer deliveries, which will commence at the beginning of next year.

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