Updated 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Priced and Detailed

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is on its way to dealerships around the country boasting improved tech and active safety features.

The updated 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia has been revealed and is on its way to dealers around the country with Alfa Romeo saying it had listened to customers and made key changes. These changes include improvements to the infotainment system which is now centred around an 8.8-inch screen as well as active safety updates.

“We’ve listened to the consumer and we are excited to deliver the upgraded technology and safety features they have wanted,” said Guillaume Drelon, Director, Product Strategy at Alfa Romeo.

The active safety updates have seen Traffic Sign Recognition with intelligent speed control, Active Blind Spot Assist (which works with lane keeping assist)  and Driver Attention Assist added to the list of safety features. While some will moan about the Giulia’s ability to adjust its speed automatically to match the posted limit, having used these systems before in Ford Focus, we can say that it’s a good thing.

There are now three equipment grades available, which kicks off with the new Sport. Standard safety features across the range include new ADAS, including Traffic Sign Recognition with Intelligent Speed Control, Automatic High Beam Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Driver Attention Assist. Further to this, Active Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) and pedestrian recognition, Integrated Brake System (IBS), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) are all standard too.

The Giulia Sport is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 147kW and 330Nm. This gets the Giulia Sport from 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds. Starting from $63,950+ORCs, the new Giulia Sport delivers more than 10% customer value compared to the Giulia base version it replaces, according to Alfa Romeo.  

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport standard equipment highlights – vs Giulia base it replaces:

  • 19-inch 5-hole Dark Alloy Wheels (New)
  • Red Brake Calipers (New)
  • Gloss Black DLO (New)
  • Side Rear & Rear Privacy Glass (New)
  • Sports Leather Seats (New)
  • Heated Leather Sport Steering Wheel (New)
  • Power Bolster (New)
  • Heated Front Seats (New)
  • Sporty Leather Gear knob (New)
  • Aluminium Pedals (New)
  • Aluminium Dashboard Insert (New)
  • Auto High Beam Assist (New)
  • Lane Keep Assist (New)
  • Driver Attention Alert (New)
  • Highway Assist (New)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (New)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Active Cruise Control (New)
  • Infrared Reflective Windscreen (New)
  • Active Blind Spot Assist (New)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (New)
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System (New)
  • Wireless Phone Charging (New)
  • 8.8-inch widescreen touchscreen colour display (New)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport cost-optional equipment:

  • Metallic Paint
  • Lusso Pack: Alfa Active Suspension, Harman Kardon Premium Audio and Ambient Lighting
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce runs a more powerful version of the Sport’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, making 206kW and 400Nm. It lists from $71,450+ORCs.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce standard equipment highlights (in addition, or replacing Sport):

  • Alfa Active Suspension
  • Q2 limited slip rear differential
  • Veloce Body Kit with Dual Exhaust
  • 35W Bi-Xenon headlamps with AFLS (Adaptive Front Lighting System)
  • Leather stitched dashboard and door trims
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Rear heated seats
  • 8-Way Power Driver Memory, 8-Way Passenger Seats and 4-Way Lumbar Adjuster

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce optional equipment:

  • Metallic Paint
  • Tri-Colour Paint
  • Harman Kardon Premium Audio
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Yellow Painted Brake Calipers
  • Black Painted Brake Calipers

The range-topping Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio runs a Ferrari-inspired 375kW twin-turbo V6 engine which rockets it to 100km/h in just 3.0 seconds. It lists from $138,950+ORCs and Alfa Romeo reckons it offers 8% more value than the old version. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio standard equipment highlights (in addition, or replacing Veloce):

  • Alfa DNA Pro
  • Monza Exhaust with quad tips
  • Monster braking system
  • Pirelli P Zero Corsa Tyres
  • 19” forged alloy wheels
  • Carbon fibre bonnet, roof, rear spoiler, side skirts
  • Carbon fibre interior trim
  • QV steering wheel with leather, alcantara and carbon fibre
  • Leather and Alcantara upholstered seats
  • Harman Kardon premium audio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio optional equipment:

  • Metallic Paint
  • Tri-Coat Paint
  • 19-inch wheels QV Dark forged
  • 19-inch wheels QV five holes dark alloy
  • Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • Sparco Carbon Fibre Seats
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