Another Stellantis brand has jumped on the streamline craze, this time Alfa Romeo. The Italians from Turin dropped info on what’s coming with the 2023 Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover for international markets, with the best bits likely destined for our market as well. Following the introduction of new branding on the Tonale, the Giulia and Stelvio adopt the revised trilobo grille and three-piece full-LED headlights. You’ll have to look closely to see the differences in the grille, but there’s a touch more depth and shaping around the edges. The headlight changes are easier to spot, the “3 + 3” inspiration comes from the SZ and Brera, which predated the Tonale. The headlights are also equipped with automatic high beams. Other banks that may have fancy lights get Adaptive Matrix High Beam, which automatically adjusts beam contours to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic. Yes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cleared the mechanics of such lights for use in the US in February of this year, but US law mandates a lower maximum brightness than permitted in other markets. Let’s see if the matrix system makes it here.
The taillights don’t seem to have changed, but their covers do. The Giulia gets transparent glass taillight covers, the Stelvio smoked glass. There could also be some lighting tricks in the front and back. We’re used to seeing sequential blinkers in the rear, spy footage has shown a sequential blinker pattern in the headlights, and Alfa says there’s a “welcome and goodbye” device that turns on every time the driver closes the car or opens. ”
Each trim features a 12.3-inch three-theme digital instrument panel. The heritage theme is reminiscent of the analog gauges of old Alfas, with some upside-down numbers on the analog-looking speedometer, a minimalist tachometer and a digital copy of the old-school odometer with rolling numbers. Evolved “represents the future of Alfa Romeo design” and places most of the information in the centre, the circular areas around the edges containing sweeping needles for the speedometer and tachometer, but no numbers in the “dials”. Relaxed puts almost everything in the spotlight and places vitals like fuel level and oil temperature on the sides.
Trim levels are reorganized into two main levels and two option levels. The base levels are Super, entry level and Ti. Super can be fitted with a Sprint pack which adds a bit more sportiness, Ti can be fitted with the Veloce pack which makes the Giulia as sporty as the Quadrifoglio comes close to being can be.
Until the updated Quadrifoglio fairings arrive internationally, a limited edition Competizione fairing based on the Veloce and sporting a special Moon Light Gray Matte coloration will receive top honors. It’s available with every petrol or diesel engine on the market, comes with 21-inch wheels and red brake calipers, stitched leather instrument panel and seats, Harman Kardon audio, privacy glass, an active suspension and the blockchain service log that lets you not change. It occupies the same place in the lineup as our Giulia Estrema and Stelvio Estrema, with some design and equipment changes between them. Our guess is that we’ll continue with the Estrema since it just got here, but we’ll find out when Alfa Romeo unleashes the information for our market.
Giulia and Stelvio 2023 will be available abroad from February 2023.
Back in the US, the automaker added the 2023 models to the configurator, so we know the initial price changes for the 2023 models. This could go up as the refreshed units get here. Every Giulia trim is up $930 aside from the Estrema, which is new. The MSRPs for 2023 after the $1,595 destination fee are:
- Giulia Sprint: $45,875
- Giulia Ti: $48,575
- Giulia Veloce: $53,835
- Giulia Estrema: $60,415
On the Stelvio side, every trim is up $1,025 except for the Veloce, which costs $3,195 more for reasons we’re not clear on, and the Estrema, which is new. The Stelvio is also sticking to its Quadrifoglio fairing for the time being. The MSRPs after the $1,595 destination fee are:
- Stelvio Sprint: $48,170
- Stelvio Pass Ti: $53,780
- Stelvo Speed: $57,420
- Stelvio Extreme: $61,320
- Stelvio Quadrifoglio: $89,470