Unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2016, the Stelvio is Alfa Romeo’s first SUV. There’s no mistaking the rich Alfa Romeo DNA in the sleek styling and aggressive stance of this crossover.
The Stelvio is designed to be at home on either the road or the racetrack, with a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Aluminium, magnesium and carbon fibre have been used extensively to give a class-leading power-to-weight ratio. All of this give the Stelvio a truly an unmatched driving experience, while keeping the comfort of a traditional SUV.
Inside, the Stelvio boasts performance leather seats, a Formula 1-inspired steering wheel with integrated start/stop button and an infotainment system. All are made with top quality materials. There’s plenty of room for everything that daily life brings, yet there’s no room for compromise in quality.
The Italian brand has announced 3 trim levels. The Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models feature an all-new, all-aluminum, 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo engine delivering a class-leading standard 280 horsepower and 306lb-ft of torque, allowing it to achieve a top speed of 144 mph (231 km/h).
Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance and motorsport expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower, powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph (284 km/h). This combined with carbon ceramic brakes and Alfa Romeo’s Q4 drive system results in a lap of the Nürburgring in less than 8 minutes.
The feelings you get at the wheel of Stelvio are an absolute breakthrough in the world of SUVs. Combining a commanding driving position with low centre of gravity is an exclusive, keeping true to the soul and emotion associated with the 106-year Alfa Romeo heritage.
Alfa Romeo will be taking orders for the Stelvio in mid-2017. Range prices for the Stelvio haven’t been released yet, but they’re anticipated to be higher than those of the Giulia saloon, which costs approximately £59,000 in its full Quadrifoglio specification.