Alfa Romeo has made significant changes to the interiors of its Giulia and Stelvio models, showing off the updates at AutoMobility Los Angeles.
The sedan and the SUV each boast what the Italian firm describes as an “enhanced premium interior”, along with new equipment, fresh safety features and a new 8,8-inch touchscreen display.
The updated cabin incorporates a new centre console, which gains a machined-knurled aluminium-look rotary dial, upgraded knob materials and increased storage capacity. There’s also now an Italian flag badge affixed to the base of the gear-shifter, while a new phone storage area (with optional wireless charging) makes its debut. The Giulia, furthermore, gains larger cup holders.
Both the Giulia and Stelvio also score a new leather-wrapped gear-shifter and a “race-inspired” steering wheel, the latter complete with push-button start.
And that new touchscreen? Well, Alfa says it offers a selection of “interactive widgets” and a horizontal scroll layout that provides additional personalisation options and “enhanced interactivity and visibility”.
The seven-inch thin-film transistor instrument cluster, meanwhile, has also been redesigned, gaining a new layout and improved graphics designed to incorporate new driver assistance functions.
From what we understand, the updates technically don’t extend to the exterior, although some Stelvio variants will be offered with a new body-coloured styling kit that adds fender flares, side sills and an updated rear facia. Both Giulia and Stelvio also receive new metallic exterior colour options.
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