Italian C-Class rival gets equipment update for new model year, headlined by additional active safety tech and improved infotainment now included as standard across the range.
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Alfa Romeo Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 Giulia line-up this week, with the range kicking off from $60,900 before on-road costs – a $1000 jump from before.

The four-tier line-up remains, but the previous model's diesel options have now been dropped, leaving the 147kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol as the sole engine for base grades.

Starting at the base level, the 'Giulia' variant now gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard equipment – representing $1000 in extra value, according to Alfa Romeo, offsetting the $1000 increase over the 2018 model.

The Super (from $65,900) gains 35W adaptive bi-xenon headlights with auto high-beam, along with heated outboard rear seats, which the company says equates to over $2000 in extras, justifying the $1700 increase.

Stepping up to the Veloce (from $72,900), MY19 versions now get eight-way power-adjustable front seats, and heated rear pews. Alfa Romeo values these extras at over $2000, which offsets the $1000 adjustment in price.

Finally, the range-topping Quadrifoglio (from $145,900) gains heated rear seats, five-seat capacity, and leather/Alcantara trim on the steering wheel with carbon-fibre insert equating to $4000 of extra specification, for $2000 than the previous price.

As before, the Giulia Veloce is powered by a 206kW 2.0-litre turbo four, while the Quadrifoglio performance flagship retains its Ferrari-developed 375kW 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6. Regardless of engine, all Giulias send drive to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Options for the 2019 model year include the $4000 Veloce Pack for lower grades, incorporating active suspension, 19-inch alloys, red brake calipers, privacy glass, heated sports front seats and a heated sports steering wheel, along with aluminium pedals and trim inserts.

The updated Giulia range is available to order now. Click on the images for the full gallery.

Pictured: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (red) and Giulia (white)

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia pricing

  • Giulia – $60,900 (2.0T, 8AT) +$1005
  • Super – $65,900 (2.0T, 8AT) +$1705
  • Veloce – $72,900 (2.0T, 8AT) +$1005
  • Quadrifoglio – $145,900 (2.9TT, 8AT) +$2000

Options

  • Veloce Pack – $4000
  • Panoramic sunroof – $2200
  • Alfa Active Suspension – $2000
  • Harman/Kardon premium sound system – $1500
  • Vehicle theft alarm – $750

All prices exclude on-road costs