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The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio facelifts are expected in Australia at the end of 2022

The only remaining models from Alfa Romeo will benefit from updates late next year in Australia, which are expected to be their mid-life facelifts.

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the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Pass Mid-range cars could be ready for real mid-life facelifts in six to twelve months, Drive knows.

Alfa Romeo Australia has confirmed that Drive the Giulia and Stelvio will be updated in the second half of 2022 – and while details of the changes are not yet known, it is believed that the 2022 model year versions of both cars will finally usher in their long run – Promised mid-life facelifts.

First announced at the end of 2019, a “mid-cycle refresh” was initially planned for 2021 for each car. However, it is believed that COVID-19, semiconductor shortages, and other factors pushed them well into 2022 – much like Alfa Romeo’s smaller Tonale SUV, originally slated for 2021 but now slated for an unveiling in early 2022.

Above: The current Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Fans will find updated versions of the Giulia and Stelvio unveiled in late 2019 – before a full midlife exterior styling update hit Australia in late 2020 and early 2021, respectively.

Spy photos of the updated models have yet to be captured, though it’s possible the styling cues were from Alfa Romeo’s upcoming Tonale small SUV – the first all-new model in four years – set to be unveiled in 2022 but unveiled in the form of a concept will be in early 2019.

Presented in Giulia form in this computer-generation rendering by @avarvarii, a Tonale-inspired styling upgrade would revolve around a new front apron – with a new grille and six-eye LED headlights – along with other slight tweaks that a new wheel could include designs or revised taillight signatures (although details are yet to be confirmed).

Whether Alfa Romeo will update the interior or the security suite remains to be seen, although these areas were the focus of the above 2020-21 update, it is less likely.

Under the bonnet, rumors from Europe suggest that the 2.0-liter turbo gasoline four-cylinder – and 2.0-liter turbodiesel of the continent – could get 48-volt mild hybrid power, provided that it did System is in the gasoline mill in the Maserati Ghibli and Levante – these rumors have yet to be confirmed.

Leaked screenshots in 2017 suggested that a powerful 260 kW version of the 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinder was on the way, although this is still pending.

The 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio model years are slated to launch in Australia in the second half of 2022 – suggesting a global reveal is imminent in the coming months, if not imminent.

The updates should keep the mid-size models fresh until the next generation models hit the market by the middle of the decade – likely with all-electric propulsion, thanks to a new STLA Large platform shared with other vehicles under the Stellantis roof will.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he launched his own website Redline. He worked for Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and regularly serving as an editor on the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role in Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines as a young age to growing up with high performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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