Orders are now open for the first global special series in the line-up: Tributo Italiano. Available in the Giulia, Stelvio and Tonale models, the exclusive edition pays tribute to the brand's origins and epitomizes Italian know-how and Alfa Romeo sportiness.
The main features of Tributo Italiano – stemming from the stylistic and aesthetic language shared by the three models – include a two-tone livery with black roof, the body-color bodykit, the new addition of the Italian flag to the mirror caps, and the refined interior customizations, all of which serve as evidence of meticulous attention to detail combined with the constant quest for the highest quality. To be more specific, the Giulia, Stelvio and Tonale Tributo Italiano are positioned at the top of their respective ranges and are offered exclusively in the three colors of the Italian flag (Rosso Alfa, Verde Montreal, and Bianco Alfa) paired with a black roof, which can also be opened as a sunroof, an optional extra for the Tonale.
Several hallmarks contribute to the unique, bold look of the special series: the front grille with "V" insert (in black on the Giulia and Stelvio, in Dark Miron on the Tonale); alloy wheels (21” on the Stelvio, new 19” on the Giulia, 20” on the Tonale), all part of the top-of-the range versions and combined with very sporty red Brembo brake calipers. In addition, to add a touch of elegance to the brand’s characteristic sportiness, throughout the line-up and for the first time on the Tonale: the lower bodykit painted in the same color as the bodywork; front and rear bumper side inserts; wheel arches; side skirts.
The impression on the Alfa Romeo C-SUV is further accentuated by skid plates and side/front accents in matte Dark Miron, adaptive Full-LED Matrix headlights, and chrome-plated twin tailpipes on the Q4 Plug-In Hybrid version.
The same sporty features can be found in the interior of the three Tributo Italiano models. Specifically, the new black leather sports seats feature perforations with hints of red, and the front headrests are embroidered with the distinctive new logo of the special series. Other new features include red stitching on the dashboard, seats, and door panels. Plus, the Tonale Tributo Italiano comes with a new “carbon design” dashboard fascia, with the Alfa Romeo logo, ambient lighting, and aluminum kick plate.
Well-being aboard the Tributo Italiano is also ensured by the dual-zone air conditioning, heated steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles built into the steering column, pleasant ambient lighting, sophisticated infotainment system, heated front seats, and a premium sound system equipped with 14 speakers by Harman Kardon, including a subwoofer. All these solutions are designed to offer customers a high level of comfort, refinement, and all-Italian conviviality. Last but not least, the Stelvio and Tonale come with a handsfree electric tailgate as standard.
In terms of the powertrain line-up, the Giulia and Stelvio Tributo Italian are fitted with either the 280-hp 2.0 Turbo petrol engine or the 210-hp 2.2 Turbo diesel, both with 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. The 160-hp rear-wheel drive Turbo diesel is also available. Alternatively, for the Tonale Tributo Italiano, customers can choose between the brilliant 160-hp 1.5 hybrid engine (petrol/electric) with 7-speed TCT automatic transmission or the innovative 280-hp Q4 Plug-In Hybrid, which redefines the paradigm of “Efficient Sportiness”. It also offers unrestricted access to city centers: over 80 km of range in full-electric mode for maximum everyday mobility; more than 600 km of total range for long journeys out of town; and finally, a total output of 280 hp to guarantee all the driving dynamics and sportiness expected of an Alfa Romeo.
A great deal of attention has been paid to the technical specifications as standard, including “Dual-Stage Valve" active suspension with electronically controlled damping, to bring out the sporty character of the three cars and guarantee customers a unique, engaging driving experience fully in line with Alfa Romeo tradition. From one moment to the next, the Alfa™ Active Suspension system adapts to the driving conditions, providing a choice between performance and comfort. In terms of safety, the Giulia, Stelvio and Tonale come with state-of-the-art features to travel safely without sacrificing driving pleasure. Depending on the model, these include: ADAS systems for level 2 autonomous driving; a high-resolution camera that offers a dronelike 360° view all around the car; Blind Spot Detector and Rear Cross-Path Detector; side sensors; electrochrome external rearview mirrors.
The Tributo Italiano special series therefore embodies the brand’s excellence – perfect weight balance, first-class driving dynamics, technological and engine solutions at the top of the segment – and that aesthetic appeal, designed to last years, a hallmark of Alfa Romeo Design.
Evocative shoot in Matera, an ancient city sandwiched halfway between tradition and innovation
Alfa Romeo selected Matera, one of the oldest cities in the world, as the evocative setting for the shoot of the Tributo Italiano special series. Famous for its Sassi cave dwellings, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, the Basilicata city is sandwiched halfway between past and future, between tradition and innovation, and perfectly reflects the essence of Alfa Romeo: a brand with a glorious past, now writing the story of 21st-century sportiness. From the historic streets of Matera, cloaked in the light of Southern Italy, the three Tributo Italiano cars depart for Milan, the Italian capital of technological innovation and the hometown of the brand that was founded there on June 24th, 1910. A common thread is therefore traced between two very different places, brought together by the same desire to look to the future with ambition and pride. And now, most of all thanks to the large numbers of young people there, the city acts as a workshop for projects and proposals in social innovation, sustainability, and the preservation of its historical, cultural, and scenic identity. It may not be common knowledge that the grandfather of engineer Nicola Romeo, founder of the Italian brand, originally hailed from Montalbano Jonico, a small town in Matera province. Alfa Romeo is following up on its intention of depicting and contextualizing its cars in magnificent Italian locations, closely linked to its history of over 100 years. For example, the wonderful images produced for the Quadrifoglio’s centenary in Palermo, where the symbol appeared for the first time on the Alfa Romeo driven by Ugo Sivocci that won the 1923 Targa Florio. The same was true for the shoot dedicated to the New Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which took place in Mantua and around Lake Garda: once host locations for the 1930 “1000 Miglia”, when Tazio Nuvolari made his mark behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider Zagato.