The Alfa Romeo Giulia is entering its third model year in the United States and the company is introducing a handful of updates for 2019.
Since the car is still relatively new, this year’s changes are minor and include newly standard 19-inch aluminum wheels on the Giulia Ti Sport. The high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio goes a bit further as it now comes equipped with split-folding rear seats and anodized brake calipers featuring a red Alfa Romeo script.
Those changes are hardly worth mentioning but the model will also be offered with a handful of new packages. First up is the Nero Edizione package which adds dark miron accents to the grille, mirror caps and badges on the Giulia and Giulia Ti. The package also includes dark headlight bezels, black window trim and dark aluminum wheels which are contrasted by black, red or yellow brake calipers.
The Nero Edizione package is also available on the Giulia Sport, Ti Sport and Quadrifoglio. There are subtle differences between the models, but they all have dark miron accents and dark five-hole aluminum wheels.
Buyers looking for a sportier appearance can opt for the Ti Sport Carbon package on the Giulia Ti Sport. It includes a carbon fiber grille insert, carbon fiber mirror caps and carbon fiber side skirts. The model also has dark headlight bezels, exhaust tips and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The carbon fiber theme continues in the cabin as drivers will find carbon trim and illuminated door sill plates with carbon fiber surrounds. The package also includes a leather-wrapped dashboard and accent stitching.
A carbon fiber exterior package is new to the Giulia Quadrifoglio and it includes a carbon fiber grille insert, carbon fiber mirror caps and dark miron badging.
Aside from the new packages, the 2019 Giulia lineup will be offered with several new options including heated rear seats and a premium alarm system. Other options include new wheels, a revised color palette and an Ice-on-Ice interior.
Engine options carry over, so the Giulia and Giulia Ti have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 280 hp (209 kW) and 306 lb-ft (415 Nm) of torque. The Giulia Quadrifoglio, on the other hand, has a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 with 505 hp (377 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. This engine enables the latter model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h).