Alfa Romeo’s fan-favourite Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio performance cars have undergone a mild refresh for the 2020 model year.
The update – which focuses on technology and interior changes over mechanical revisions – brings the range-topping models in line with the core range, which received a similar refresh back in November last year.
The existing 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 soldiers on for 2020 with identical 375kW and 600Nm outputs, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels in the Giulia and all four treads in the Stelvio.
The sole mechanical change is the addition of an optional Akrapovič titanium exhaust, a quad-tipped version of the system fitted to the 397kW, limited-run Giulia GTA and GTAm lightweight specials unveiled in March.
The majority of the updates have taken place inside the cabin, where there’s an overhauled 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Performance Pages, revised leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and a redesigned centre console.
Buyers get the choice between sports seats (trimmed in either perforated leather or a leather/Alcantara combination) or carbon-shell Sparco bucket seats.
Exterior updates are minimal, consisting of smoked LED tail-lights and three new historic colours: 6C Villa d’Este Red, GT Junior Ocra and Montreal Green.
A carbon-fibre finish is now available from the options list for the exhaust tips, grille, mirror caps and spoiler, while 21-inch alloy wheels can now be optioned on the Stelvio.
The Quadrifoglio twins also gain the same Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities as the core range, which allow the V6 duo to steer, brake and accelerate autonomously on a motorway as long as the driver is alert and has their hands on the steering wheel.
Other safety technologies on offer include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, driver attention monitoring, traffic jam assist and highway assist.
The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are expected to arrive in Australia by the end of 2020.