December 17, 2020,
Alfa Romeo today announced details on the 2021 Giulia and Stelvio models, which will begin arriving at North American showrooms before the end of the calendar year.
Backed by 110 years of Alfa Romeo heritage, the 2021 Giulia and Stelvio feature more standard equipment and a simplified model lineup, including the return of the iconic Sprint nameplate. Both vehicles deliver seductive Italian styling, state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed value, performance and driving dynamics.
“For the 2021 model year, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio receive significant lineup and content enhancements,” said Bob Broderdorf, Director of Alfa Romeo Sales - FCA North America. “A full array of technology available across the range, a new entry point and a streamlined lineup make it easier than ever to access Alfa Romeo’s legendary driving experience and striking Italian design. These are brand hallmarks that will be amplified in the upcoming PHEV Tonale, which will start production next year.
Crafted at the Cassino plant in Italy, the award-winning Giulia and Stelvio are testaments to Alfa Romeo’s superb balance of engineering and emotion.
Revised Model Lineups and Content Packages
Alfa Romeo has simplified the Giulia and Stelvio model lineups and restructured optional content packages, delivering more performance and value. Available in four trims for the 2021 model year, versus seven for the 2020 model year, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio lineups include the Sprint, Ti, Ti Sport and Quadrifoglio. Further, with many popular options made standard, the number of available content packages has been significantly reduced, making it easier for customers to build their Alfa Romeo.
With its near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the Giulia sets the benchmark for performance sedans. Embodying Alfa Romeo’s la meccanica delle emozioni
(the mechanics of emotion) spirit and offering race-inspired performance with class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, the Giulia delivers 0-97 km/h in as quick as 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h. With a combination of advanced technologies, seductive Italian style, standard carbon fibre driveshaft and the Alfa Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, the Giulia provides an exhilarating driving experience in the premium midsize sedan segment.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio raises the bar for performance SUVs, bringing Giulia’s proven performance formula to the premium midsize utility segment. Named after one of the world’s greatest driving roads, the Stelvio Pass, the 2021 Stelvio delivers performance, design and technology in an SUV that only Alfa Romeo could create. The Stelvio lineup is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion. Infused with Italian passion, artisanship and innovation, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is designed for driving enthusiasts to conquer the road.
For 2021, four new exterior colours are available for Giulia and Stelvio (Late availability):
Return of the Sprint
- Ocra GT Junior
- Rosso GTA
- Rosso Villa d'Este
- Verde Montreal
Harkening back to the Bertone-designed 1954 Giulietta Sprint, the first Sprint nameplate to appear on an Alfa Romeo, and to the 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA, arguably the most recognized example of the nameplate, the Sprint name holds a rich and longstanding history for the brand, making this a fitting return on the 2021 Giulia and Stelvio.
As entry points to their lineups, the 2021 Giulia Sprint and 2021 Stelvio Sprint offer class-leading levels of standard equipment unmatched by competitors from Europe and Asia. The Sprint trims’ long list of standard equipment includes a 280-horsepower turbocharged engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, bi-xenon headlamps, Brembo front brakes, heated leather front seats, 10-way power front seats, remote start, keyless entry, 8.8-inch multi-touch display, Forward Collision Warning with Full-Speed Stop, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM radio. A premium leather-wrapped shifter and a race-inspired steering wheel for all Sprint trims feature Alfa Romeo’s characteristic steering-wheel-mounted push-button start. Standard laminated glass helps improve both cabin ambience and the overall driving experience.
Sprint trims feature the Alfa Q4 AWD system standard. New content packages include a Performance Package (limited-slip differential, steering-column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters), Sun & Sound Package (dual-pane sunroof, 10-speaker audio) and Active Assist I Package, which features Active Blind-spot Assist, automatic-dimming exterior mirrors, Front and Rear Park Assist sensors, adaptive cruise control with full-speed stop and go, automatic high-beam headlamp control and Lane Departure Warning.
Ti and Ti Sport Add Key Standard Equipment
New for 2021, standard equipment on the Giulia Ti and Stelvio Ti includes a dual-pane sunroof and on Stelvio a handsfree liftgate. Both models also feature the Active Assist II Package as standard; includes: Driver attention alert, automatic-dimming exterior mirrors, Infrared windshield, Automatic high beam headlamp control, Adaptive cruise control, Intelligent speed assist, Highway assist, Lane keep assist, Traffic sign recognition, Traffic Jam assist and Active blind-spot assist.
For Giulia Ti Sport and Stelvio Ti Sport, the equipment list is further enhanced for 2021, with standard limited-slip differential and dark exhaust. Inside, a Wireless Charging Pad and heated rear seats are also standard. Stelvio Ti Sport also adds a standard sport rear diffuser and 20-inch Sport 5-hole aluminum wheels. New 21-inch 5-hole aluminum wheels are optional on Stelvio Ti and Stelvio Ti Sport.
Customers can now select from new content packages, including a Lusso Package (Ti) and Carbon Package (Ti Sport). With build-complexity reduced by more than 90%, customers gain a clearer view of their desired model and options, realizing lower year-over-year prices.
Quadrifoglio = Halo
Alfa Romeo continues to offer the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the “halo” vehicles for the brand. The storied nameplate highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsports expertise with best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, capable of launching the Giulia Quadrifoglio from 0-97 km/h in 3.8 seconds and the all-wheel-drive Stelvio Quadrifoglio from 0-97 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. Plus, the Giulia Quadrifoglio set a Nürburgring record lap time of 7:32, while the Stelvio Quadrifoglio recorded a lap time of 7:51.7, a staggering feat for a five-seat premium SUV.
As Alfa Romeo’s ultimate performance iterations, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio come standard with dynamic dual-mode quad exhaust, Brembo high-performance brakes, torque-vectoring rear differential, independent adaptive damping suspension, leather/Alcantara sport seats, genuine carbon fibre interior trim and Alfa DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector with Race Mode. For 2021, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio can be equipped with optional 21-inch 5-hole aluminum wheels in dark or silver finish (late availability).
Premium Interiors and Technology
Inside every 2021 Giulia and Stelvio lies a refined centre console featuring a machine-knurled aluminum-look rotary dial, premium knob materials and ample storage capacity. An Italian flag badge at the base of the shifter signifies the country from which these vehicles were born, designed and crafted. Large cup holders in the Giulia, plus a phone storage area with available wireless charging, round out the upscale environment.
A standard 8.8-inch centre touchscreen display offers a selection of interactive widgets and a horizontal scroll layout, which provides additional personalization options and enhanced interactivity and visibility. Performance pages allow drivers to track key performance metrics while digital HVAC and other controls enhance functionality. Drivers and passengers can customize the home page by selecting their tailored layout. Reconfigurable widgets provide quick and easy access to key functions, such as radio, media, smartphone, navigation, climate control and more.
The standard 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster screen displays information in an easy-to-read format, incorporating Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and level II autonomous driving functions. The system also includes vehicle information pages providing real-time data that puts the driver at the centre.
Advanced Safety and Technology Features with Level II Autonomy
The 2021 Giulia and Stelvio offer a full set of available ADAS functions, including level II autonomous capability that enables the vehicle to control acceleration, braking, and steering, providing the driver with the perfect balance between driving pleasure and autonomous control.
Level II ADAS functions include:
- Highway Assist System
- Traffic Jam Assist System
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Intelligent Speed Assist
- Lane Keep Assist
- Active Blind-spot Assist
- Driver Attention Alert
- Standard Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus
Additional standard and available connectivity features include Wi-Fi hotspot, mobile app with remote operations, SOS Call (private) and Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Finder, Stolen Vehicle Locator and Assistance, as well as select Firmware Over the Air (OTA) updates.
2021 Model Year Pricing
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Canadian Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), excluding $1,895 destination for Sprint, Ti, Ti Sport and $2,595 destination for Quadrifoglio, starts at:
- Giulia Sprint: $52,495
- Giulia Ti: $56,995
- Giulia Ti Sport: $59,395
- Giulia Quadrifoglio: $93,395
- Stelvio Sprint: $54,595
- Stelvio Ti: $59,095
- Stelvio Ti Sport: $62,295
- Stelvio Quadrifoglio: $98,995
Celebrating 110 years of heritage, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and sporty cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with unsurpassed 0-97 km/h times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Alfa Romeo is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com
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