New interior trim and additional safety kit also lead the changes.
Alfa Romeo fixes one of the most egregious faults of its Giulia saloon and Stelvio crossover SUV: their infotainment systems. No longer reliant strictly on a console-mounted control wheel, the 2020 Alfas also add touchscreen functionality to their respective cabins. Like last year, both models’ dash-mounted screens measure in at 8.8 inches. Improved graphics, configurable on-screen widgets, and a faster processor are said to improve other aspects of the Alfa-specific infotainment system.
Accompanying the revised centre screen is a reworked 7.0-inch gauge cluster display that features new graphics and a remapped layout. There are also revisions to both vehicles' centre consoles, including a physical infotainment controller that's now machine-knurled, higher quality materials, and – in the Giulia – larger cup holders and a phone storage space that offers optional wireless charging. Additionally, a new steering wheel and a leather-wrapped shift knob bring an added sense of quality to both Alfas' cabins.
The two models also welcome additional active driving assistance features courtesy of a highway-assist system that combines lane-centring with adaptive cruise control with stop and go.
Gallery: 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio
Good luck spotting the refreshed Alfas, though. While the Italian brand didn’t report any exterior differences on Giulia, it did acknowledge that Stelvio Sport models and above now come standard with body-colour wheel arch flares, side sills, and rear fascia treatment (a Dark Miron appearance package replaces the aforementioned body-colour kit with darker finished pieces). Powertrain bits for both Alfa models are unchanged.
The 198-bhp 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio start at £33,595 OTR and £37,745 OTR, respectively. Opt for the Quadrifoglio models and those figures rise to £64,900 and £70,900 for the 505-bhp saloon and crossover SUV.