Alfa Romeo Mzansi under the Stellantis revival in Mzansi has updated their SUV and Sedan models in a sexy, value-packed offering that will certainly give the Mzansi buyer a lot to think about.
When describing an Alfa Rome, words like sexiness, sensual look come into mind and that’s for a good reason. Finished in metallic red with 19-inch (Giulia), 20-inch (Stelvio) wheels these two models will certainly stand out in any car park. The Giulia has the sporty looking front bumper (Veloce exclusive) with Xenon lighting with LED daytime lights, the Alfa grille, sunroof, tinted glass, the aforementioned 19inch wheels whilst at the back, there are twin tail-pipes and faux diffuser.
The Veloce offering has a look that’s not too far off the Quadrifoglio 375kW V6 version (also available in Mzansi). There are multi colours to choose from to suit each buyer individual style.
The interior has been given an update with an 8.8inch Multi-touch infotainment colour display which now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In fact, the Veloce Giulia has an extensive list of standard features which its German rival charge more for when speccing.
This makes the Giulia a very value-packed offering with heated plus electric leather seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry & start, wireless charging, Park Assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, Blind Spot monitoring, autonomous braking, shift paddles on the steering column, folding mirrors and much more.
The SUV Stelvio retains the sexy lines typical of any Italian model with Xenon headlamps, sexy Alfa grille dominating the front. 20-inch wheels are standard on the Super model with classy chrome surrounds on the windows. A large Panoramic sunroof is also offered as standard whilst big bore twin exhaust seat on either side of SUV style bumper protection guard.
A tow hitch is available for those that prefer to tow boats, trailers or caravans. On the inside, all the features which come standard on the Giulia Veloce are duplicated (Hill Descent Control added) on this model meaning its standard kit is well above its German rivals especially the super stingy Mercedes GLC.
Powering both Veloce and Super Alfa models is a 206kW/400Nm 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine linked to an 8-Speed auto transmission. Drive is to the rear wheels on the Giulia whilst the Stelvio gives that added usefulness with Q4 all-wheel drive. Both models come with the Alfa DNA switch that allows the driver to switch between Dynamic, Normal and Advanced Efficiency driving modes. The Giulia Veloce does the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.7 seconds topping at 240km/h whilst the Stelvio Super takes 5.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km/h topping at 230km/h.
For people looking for more power, there is the range-topping Stelvio Q and Giulia QV models that use a 375kW/600Nm 2.9-litre V6 engine giving the Stelvio a 0-100km/h sprint in 3.8 seconds, Giulia in 3.9 seconds with a 307km/h top speed (Giulia) and 283km/h (Stelvio). The Giulia QV drives the rear wheels only whilst the Stelvio Q drives all wheels.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce R989 900
Alfa Romeo Giulia QV R1 599 900
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Super R1 159 900
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q R1 749 900