This improved Giulia doesn't look too much different from the outside. The headlamp units now feature three individual lights and can offer adaptive LED Matrix technology. The signature 'Trilobo' triangular grille gains a fresh paint finish, the rear tail light clusters become transparent and sporty 'Competizione' models sport twin exhaust pipes. Otherwise, things are as before, which means taut proportions and short overhangs, a long bonnet, muscular haunches and the longest wheelbase in its segment. In the Quadrifoglio version, the use of ultra-lightweight materials extends to other components including carbon fibre for the bonnet, roof, front splitter, rear spoiler and body inserts, as well as aluminium for the doors and wings.
It was the interior that always let this car down a little in comparison to its premium rivals, so that's where the main emphasis has been directed for this minor facelift. There's a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that can be configured in three different styles 'Evolved', 'Relax' and 'Heritage'. This complements an 8.8-inch centre-dash infotainment screen. As before, there are a wide range of accessible storage compartments, as well as a wireless 'phone charger. And lovely stitched leather for the auto gearstick and three-spoke sports steering wheel, which accommodates the functions for the autonomous driving systems.
As before, the cabin design is centred around the driver with the main controls grouped together on the small steering wheel. The human-machine interface consists of two simple, user-friendly knobs for adjusting the Alfa DNA selector and the infotainment system. Premium materials, including carbon fibre and real wood, are used throughout.
Out back, there's a 480-litre boot and the rear bench split-folds down for extra stowage space.