Alfa Romeo is attempting to add some pep to its lineup by introducing 6C Villa d’Este special editions in select European countries. On top of this, a brand new model, the Tonale crossover, will join the Alfa Romeo range next year, and customers will be able to purchase upgraded Giulia and Stelvio models for the 2022 model year in the United States.
The Giulia sedan will be the first to get changes in the trim range, with a new Veloce variant replacing the outgoing Ti Sport trim as “a performance gateway” to the Giulia run of cars. ADAS systems, which include blind-spot assistance, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlamp activation, and front and rear park sensors will be standard on all 2022 Giulia vehicles.
The new Giulia is said to be powered by the same 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine as before, with no visible modifications below the hood. Customers may be pleased to learn that standard equipment on the 2022 Giulia will include heated rear seats, a wireless charging pad, an air quality system, and a navigation system. All 2022 Giulias will also come with standard adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a dark radiator grille (on Sprint, Veloce, and Quadrifoglio trims), and sporty front fascia.
The Stelvio SUV, which will be offered in four trim levels – Sprint, Ti, Veloce, and Quadrifoglio, looks almost identical to the Giulia in regards to the options offered. Standard front and rear heated seats will be included on all models at a minimum level of standard equipment (except for the first-generation model), bar no bi-xenon headlights. Aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters will be available on the Sprint and Veloce trims, too.
The most powerful Alfa Romeos in production will continue to be the Giulia QV and Stelvio QV for the 2022 model year, with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing 505 horsepower (371 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque. The Italian automaker now also offers the hardcore Giulia GTA and GTAm, however, all 500 vehicles in global production have already been sold out.