2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio Quadrifoglio facelifts revealed

High-performance versions of the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV have received styling and performance upgrades for Europe.

the updated 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio have been unveiled, ahead of arrivals in European, and likely Australian, showrooms later this year.

Unveiled on the 100th anniversary of the debut of the Quadrifoglio (four blades) badge, the updated badge Giulia and Stelvio The performance flagships reflect the slight facelift introduced for the standard range last year.

The arrival time in Australia has not yet been set. The standard Giulia and Stelvio Veloce four-cylinder models will be delivered locally. alfa romeo showrooms at the end of June 2023.

These upgrades for the Quadrifoglio twins are among the latest of their kind, with electric replacements for both vehicles expected in 2025 or 2026, before Alfa Romeo goes electric-only from 2027.

Exterior changes are minor by typical new-vehicle ‘facelift’ standards, limited to new Matrix LED headlamps with offset indicators, replacing the bi-xenon headlamps on current models.

Inside, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster replaces the analog dials and a 7.0-inch display, offering the same ‘Evolved’, ‘Relaxed’ and ‘Heritage’ views as the standard Giulia and Stelvio. , plus a unique ‘Race’ design that includes a center tachometer, speedometer and shift light.

However, the biggest changes with the updated Quadrifoglio cars may not make it to Australian showrooms: a limited edition ‘Quadrifoglio 100th Anniversario’, with more power, a new differential and various visual changes.

Limited to 100 copies worldwide for each vehicle (Giulia and Stelvio), it is not clear if it will arrive in Australia.

With just 570 examples of both cars sold in Australia last year, between standard Veloce and high-performance Quadrifoglio variants, any local allocation is likely to be extremely limited.

Headlining the special edition is a power boost for the 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engineincreasing from 375kW/600Nm to 383kW/600Nm – but only in the European, UK and Chinese markets.

Power continues to be sent via an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels on the Giulia and all four wheels on the Stelvio, but is now aided by a mechanical limited-slip rear differential to improve driving dynamics.

Available in Rosso Etna (Etna Red), Verde Montreal (Montreal Green) and Nero Vulcano (Volcano Black), the special edition is equipped as standard with an Akrapovic sports exhaust and gold brake calipers behind the Giulia’s 19-inch wheels, and the 21-inch alloys of the Stelvio.

Other trims include Quadrifoglio badging with gold accents, carbon fiber grille and mirror caps, black leather and Alcantara seats with gold stitching, a leather and Alcantara steering wheel, carbon fiber interior parts and ‘100’ stitching on the dash. .

He 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio They are expected to go on sale in Europe later this year. Drive Alfa Romeo Australia has been contacted to confirm the local arrival time.

Alex Misoyannis

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