Published on April 10th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
The Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Facelifts Full Changes Revealed
Alfa Romeo has a good chance to re-enter Malaysia and challenge the Germans
A while ago, we wrote about the new 2023 facelift for the Alfa Romeo Giulia and how the changes were so minor, it could barely even be considered a facelift and now the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV also features a facelift and with these small changes, will the Italian brand reenter Malaysia? If so, will it see success?
Now, it has to be said that while the Italian automaker, Alfa Romeo, is working on electric vehicles (EVs) as it prepares for electrification just like all other major car brands across the globe, but these two cars are still petrol powered for now but these will probably the last internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from the brand.
Moreover, these new facelifted Giulia and Stelvio models are currently only available in Europe for now as the North American market still gets the pre-facelift Alfa Romeo models. As we already established, the majority of body panels and looks of the cars remain unchanged but both are still among the more good looking cars out there.
The main differences in the new facelifted Alfa Romeo models are concentrated around the bumpers, wheels and lighting graphics with the new matrix-LED headlights probably being the most notable change in the cars. These new headlights are also inspired by the smaller Tonale model.
Meanwhile, the new black pattern on the front grille and bumper intakes and new LED graphics on the taillights were based on the Veloce. Speaking of which, the Veloce versions of both Alfa Romeo cars will also come as standard with dual-tone alloy wheels measuring 19-inches in the Giulia and 20-inches in the Stelvio.
On top of that, both Alfa Romeo Veloce models will feature the classic phone-dial design while the higher-spec Competizione models get even larger alloys which will likely also be featured on the performance oriented, Quadrifoglio variants of these Alfa Romeo vehicles, particularly the Giulia.
As for the interior, the facelifted Alfa Romeo models have forgone the cheap plastics in favour of more premium materials while the 12.3-inch digital driver display from the Tonale has also been added to these cars. The engine start button has also been moved to the steering wheel.
The central infotainment screen remains an 8.8-inch unit and overall, the interior looks and feels more premium than before and the simple but elegant design and spacious as well as comfortable interior makes one wonder, if these Alfa Romeo cars were sold here, would they be able to compete with the established German brands?
All in all, the Alfa Romeo cars remain largely the same but with small changes made that while many may not notice, make a rather big difference. Powertrains also remain unchanged but as with all other new cars, prices have gone up? Both these models will be discontinued in 2026 as well as the brand aims to go fully electric by 2027.