November 22nd, 2019
All-new 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio are on their way to the market. heir turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-fours, eight-speed automatic transmissions, and rear- and all-wheel-drive drivetrains all are unchanged for 2020. Both vehicles come with the same sharp handling, crisply communicative steering, confidence inspiring brakes, and rorty exhaust notes as their 2019 versions. The significant improvements for the Giulia and Stelvio reside inside their cabins and address several issues that have plagued both vehicles since their launches in 2017 and 2018, respectively. A new 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen replaces both the 6.5- and 8.8-inch non-touch displays offered in last year's model. Despite the addition of the touch-sensitive panel, however, the redundant clickwheel on the center *** has been retained. A new software interface designed by Marelli boasts an upscale appearance and can be customized to the driver's preferences. Functions such as radio settings, climate control, performance metrics, and the optional navigation system live on individual tiles that can be dragged and dropped in whatever order is preferred, similar to rearranging apps on an iPhone. Graphics and illustrations throughout the system are rendered more crisply than before, but several onscreen buttons are too small to easily operate while driving.