Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce TiAlfa Romeo is upgrading the Giulia and Stelvio range in time for the September 2018 registration change, with cleaner Euro 6D ‘WLTP-compliant’ engines, new trims, and the introduction of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the range.

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The smartphone-linking functionality is part of the 8.8-inch Alfa Connect infotainment system, which also includes standard sat nav on all models.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Ti

The Euro 6D upgrade sees AdBlue NOx reduction added to both 2.2-litre turbodiesels – and they both receive a 10hp power boost, so are rated at 160hp and 190hp respectively. In the Giulia, both claim 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 129g/km.

The 2019 model year Giulia range, which starts from £32,490, receives an equipment boost for individual models, too. Speciale versions have new 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, rear privacy glass and black brake calipers, while Veloce models get dark-finish five-hole 18-inch alloys, rear privacy glass and a standard auto-unlock Convenience pack.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The fiery Quadrifoglio (pictured above) also gets rear privacy glass, along with anodised black brake calipers and, for the more practicality-minded, 20/20/40 split-fold rear seats with a third rear centre seatbelt.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Ti

Alfa has introduced a new model for the 2019 model year, called Giulia Veloce Ti. Priced from £45,500, this is aimed at mixing Quadrifoglio looks with more accessible (and affordable) Veloce 280hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol performance.

The Veloce Ti gets the 19-inch dark five-hole alloys previously reserved for the Quadrifoglio, plus carbon grille and door mirrors, red brake calipers and the choice of optional Competizione Red and Trofeo White. There’s a £1,650 Carbon Pack option too.

(Top tip for spotting it at a glance over the Quadrifoglio? The replacement of the ‘green cloverleaf’ shields on the front wings with a ‘Veloce’ badge – although it doesn’t get the flared arches of the QV, either…)

Inside, Quadrifoglio leather and Alcantara sports seats are fitted, plus carbon interior trim, leather dashboard, black rooflining and illuminated carbon door sills. A Quadrifoglio in all but engine – and the turbo four still does 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, while also returning 40.9mpg instead of barely 30mpg…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

And the 2019 Stelvio range? Priced from £36,990, Super models receive Michelin Crossclimate winter tyres, the Speciale has rear privacy glass and black brake calipers, and the Quadrifoglio gets rear privacy glass, anodised brake calipers and 20-inch five-hole alloys in silver.

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Alfa also reminds us that its cars are now offered with a five-year, 75,000-mile warranty, which is backed up with three years’ free servicing and five years’ roadside assistance. A sign, perhaps, that modern Alfas now appeal to the head as well as the heart?

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia prices Price
Giulia 2.0 Turbo petrol 200hp Super £32,490
Giulia 2.2 Turbo diesel 160hp Super £33,140
Giulia 2.2 Turbo diesel 190hp Speciale £36,990
Giulia 2.0 Turbo petrol 280hp Veloce £38,975
Giulia 2.0 Turbo petrol 280hp Veloce TI £45,500
Giulia 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510hp Quadrigolio £62,500
Giulia 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510hp Quadrigolio NRING £82,500
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio prices Price
Stelvio 2.2 Turbo diesel 190hp RWD Super £36,990
Stelvio 2.0 Turbo petrol 200hp AWD Super £37,590
Stelvio 2.2 Turbo diesel 190hp AWD Super £38,790
Stelvio 2.2 Turbo diesel 210hp AWD Speciale £43,390
Stelvio 2.0 Turbo petrol 280hp AWD Speciale £44,790
Stelvio 2.2 Turbo diesel 210hp AWD Milano Edizione £45,090
Stelvio 2.0 Turbo petrol 280hp AWD Milano Edizione £46,490
Stelvio 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510hp AWD Quadrifoglio £69,500
Stelvio 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510hp AWD Quadrifoglio NRING £89,500