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Alfa Romeo updates Stelvio and Giulia for 2023 with new looks and NFT tech

One of the most obvious giveaways for the update is the new full-LED headlights and altered grille.

Alfa Romeo Australia has confirmed pricing for what will likely be the final updates for both the Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan before both are put out to pasture in their current, non-electrified forms.

The updates to both Giulia and Stelvio, which involve some mild styling changes and a few tech additions, are mostly shared across both closely related models, although no major mechanical changes have been made to the six-year-old models.

Arrival timing for the two models has also been confirmed by the local arm of Alfa Romeo’s parent company Stellantis, with to keep their two-variant pairing of a Ti and a Veloce each.  The updated Stelvio is set to be available in dealerships this month, starting at $76,450 before on-road costs for the Ti, while the Guilia is another month away and set to start at $68,450.

Pricing for the Ti is up from the previous lower 'Sport' variants, while the higher-spec Veloce variants are both up a couple of thousand each - the Giulia Veloce now from $74,950, while the Stelvio Veloce is now a $82,950 offering. Each is available with an optional sunroof for $2700.

Both models are visually updated through the addition of a full LED adaptive matrix headlight cluster, the ‘3+3’ lights shaped in a short row of three open rings, inspired by the lines of squared-off headlights of the boxy Alfa SZ coupe, and more recently sharing a link to the new Alfa Romeo Tonale small SUV.

The LEDs themselves both incorporate the turning indicators and also adapt to road conditions to dip high beams when faced with oncoming traffic or alter light intensity based on speed and conditions.

Alfa Romeo says the iconic Tilobo grille has been very slightly altered with a new finish, although that’s a slight change anyone but an Alfa anorak could miss.

Inside, a new instrument panel is now entirely digital, with a telescopic design and a large 12.3-inch screen for the driver. Three screen layouts, Evolved, Relax, and Heritage display information in various manners, the latter being notable for its 1960s and ‘70s inspiration that borrows elements like inverted numbers on the speedometer from the past.

Like the new Alfa Romeo Tonale small SUV, the Giulia and Stelvio will now be equipped with NFT technology to create a ‘digital certificate’ for the car, which keeps track of ownership and the car’s history, with things like servicing history stored as secure information in an effort to both retain vehicle resale value, and also assure future buyers of the car’s history.

Both variants of each model are still powered by the brand's 2.0-litre turbo petrol four cylinder with 206kW and 400Nm - in rear-wheel drive for the Giulia, and AWD on the Stelvio.

The Giulia Quadrifoglio and its Stelvio equivalent, with the more powerful twin-turbo V6, is not part of the current update, and updated versions are set to arrive in Q4 this year.

2023 Alfa Romeo Guilia pricing before on-road costs

TiAutomatic$68,450 (+$4500 vs 2022 Sport)
VeloceAutomatic$74,950 (+$3000)

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio pricing before on-road costs

TiAutomatic$76,450 (+$6500 vs 2022 Sport)
VeloceAutomatic$82,950 (+$3500)
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