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Alfa Romeo Giulia facelifted with new tech inside

Published: 27 October 2022 Updated: 27 October 2022

► 2023’s Alfa Romeo Giulia is here
► Light design facelift with Tonale cues
► Tech inside takes a step up

Alfa Romeo has given its Giulia saloon another light facelift, introducing some new bits of tech inside and an ever-so-slight refresh outside. The Stelvio SUV has been given the same treatment.

As you may have noticed, the biggest visual difference is at the front end. New headlights, with fresh DRL motifs are designed to bring the Giulia closer to the new Tonale SUV, as well as echo the angular SZ. The lights themselves are available with full matrix LED beams for the first time, too.

Inside, the interior has pretty much the same design of its predecessor, but now includes 12.3-inch digital instruments as standard. The instruments can be configured into three designs: Evolvoed is a techy look, Relax deletes as much of the instrument data as possible, and Heritage is inspired by Alfa’s classic speedos from the 60s and 70s. The infotainment gets new connected services via an app, as well as the inclusion of over-the-air update capabilities.

Alfa has also introduced the used of an NFT (non-fungible token) as a digital logbook for your car. It’s the same tech that debuted on the Tonale.

The most important thing is that the Giulia’s dynamics haven’t changed. The engine range has been reduced to just one: the very sweet 277bhp 2.0-litre option originally reserved for the Veloce model.

Now, though, the variant range starts with Sprint, then Veloce and now the Competizione special edition painted in Moon Grey. That new top-end model gets Alfa’s electronically-controlled dampers as standard. The first UK cars will arrive in the first few months of 2023.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches