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  • New infotainment with connected services, touchscreen and completely redesigned human-machine interface at the heart of the driver-centered concept
  • New ADAS and level 2 autonomous driving systems across the range
  • Tangible quality in the new interiors, with updated materials and new layouts
  • The new range structure offers trims with clear, well-differentiated identities
  • The new Giulia and Stelvio MY2020 will be available in Alfa Romeo showrooms at the beginning of 2020

The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have been updated for model year 20.  While retaining their class-leading driving dynamics and classic Italian design, Alfa Romeo has improved its driver-centered approach by updating the interior of the cars with a new layout and materials, incorporating new ADAS systems to bring level two autonomy and completely overhauling the infotainment system with a new range of connected services and a redesigned human-machine interface (HMI).

New infotainment
With the new Giulia and Stelvio MY2020 the HMI has evolved into a system that is simple, user-friendly and intuitive. The 8.8-inch central display is now touchscreen and adopts an all-new layout with widgets which can be dragged and dropped to create a fully customizable homepage, in which each of the vehicle’s functions becomes an app. So just horizontal scrolling calls up the access screens for Alfa DNA, radio, media, smartphone, navigation, climate control, connected services and ADAS. The driver can choose between the updated rotary knob or the touchscreen to control the new infotainment system.

The new 7-inch TFT screen in the heart of the instrument cluster is also now standard across the entire range. The screen layout has been redesigned to offer more information in a more rational way, and to accommodate the autonomous driving technology parameters.

Quality in the new interiors
The Alfa Romeo style is one of deceptive simplicity that conceals the complex process to achieve an ergonomic, attractive combination of lines, instruments, volumes and spaces tailor-made for its occupants. The quality has been enhanced with a new central console, completely restyled to accommodate larger, more accessible storage compartments, as well as the new wireless charger function. The new gear stick is now leather clad with luminous highlights and a signature Italian flag at its base, while the rotary knob that controls the infotainment system has been updated to gives the sensation of precision and solidity at every touch. The leather steering wheel has also been restyled to accommodate the functions and sensors for the autonomous driving systems.

Level 2 autonomous driving
The new MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio marks the debut of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that enable the vehicles to deliver the highest level of autonomous driving currently legal.  Level 2 autonomy is achieved when the driver can leave the car to control the accelerator, brake and steering in specific conditions, via electronic systems that require continual monitoring by the driver, but support them to offer greater comfort on long journeys. In all cases, the driver must be constantly vigilant and always keep his hands on the steering wheel.

The main enabling technologies present on the MY2020 include:

  • Lane-keeping assist: detects if the vehicle is drifting out of its lane without activation of the indicator and alerts the driver visually and by touch. It actively intervenes to return the vehicle to its lane.
  • Active blind spot: monitors the rear blind spots to flag up any approaching vehicles and corrects the steering to avoid a collision if necessary.
  • Active cruise control: automatically regulates the vehicle’s speed to keep it a safe distance from the vehicles ahead. In cooperation with the road sign recognition system, it allows the speed to be automatically regulated as the speed limits change. The system uses the on-board camera to recognizes the road signs and shows them on the display, alerting the driver to the current speed limit. It then advises the driver to adjust the speed to that read by the system, and if the driver agrees, the cruise control will be automatically set to the new speed limits.
  • Traffic jam assistant and highway assist: In addition to the Active Cruise Control, these systems also supervise lateral steering. Traffic Jam Assistant keeps the car in the middle of the lane in heavy traffic and Highway Assist regulates the speed on the basis of the current motorway speed limits.
  • Driver attention assist: monitors the driver for drowsiness and alerts them if necessary.

Foto Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse
05 Novembre 2019 Bari, Italia
ALFA ROMEO Giulia & Stelvio my20 media drive
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Photo Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse
November 05, 2019 Bari, Italy
ALFA ROMEO Giulia & Stelvio my20 media drive
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A new range structure
The Giulia and Stelvio range has been restructured, with simplified trims mirrored across both cars.

The new Stelvio range has been updated to include rear parking camera, bi-xenon headlights and electrically folding wing mirrors as standard, across the entire range as well as the new infotainment system with 8.8-inch touch-screen and embedded connectivity.  From launch, Active Cruise Control, Traffic sign recognition with intelligent speed advisor and Traffic Jam & highway assist, as well as Autonomous Emergency Brake, Lane Departure Warning, Cruise Control and rear parking sensors.

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