2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Brand’s First-Ever SUV. It might sound surprising that Alfa Romeo, a brand that only manufactures fast sedan and sports car, suddenly producing an SUV. But who doesn’t nowadays? SUV is currently enjoying its peak popularity, and even Porsche and Maserati have their own SUV. So, it is about time Alfa Romeo joining the bandwagon by launching its first ever SUV, 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The design is inspired by Giulia, Alfa Romeo’s mid-size sedan that debuted last year. So, even though it is an SUV, Stelvio will still totally feels and looks like Alfa Romeo.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Specifications
Features, Exterior, Interior design
Overall, the all new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio looks just like a bigger version of Giulia. It gets distinctively shaped headlights, Alfa Romeo’s triangular grille, low roofline, strong side profile and the rear spoiler that resembles Maserati Levante’s.
Inside, flat button steering wheel, gauge cluster with 7” display and the rotary knob to control driving mode come as standard across all trims. Along with those features, the standard Stelvio model also gets 18” wheels, power lift gate, 6.5” screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and backup camera plus rear parking sensor.
The mid-tier Stelvio Ti features new wood interior accent, 8.8” widescreen as well as 19” wheels instead of the 18” in the standard model. Furthermore, Adaptive Suspension feature is also available as an option in this model. Meanwhile, the top range Quadrifoglio gets additional race driving mode, leather steering wheel, carbon fiber interior trim and Sparco racing seat with 12-way adjustable thigh support.
Engine — 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The base Stelvio and mid-tier model Stelvio Ti share the same engine with Alfa Romeo Giulia. It means the 280 HP and 306-pound feet of torque come from 2.0 L turbocharged I4 engine. We can all agree that engine is powerful, but if you want something, even more, mind blowing, maybe the Ferrari-derived engine in Stelvio Quadrifoglio will be more right up your alley.
|2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Base model||Specs|
|Torque||306 lb-ft of torque|
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It is a 2.9 L turbocharged V6 engine, belting out 505 HP and 443-pound feet of torque. The 0-60 mph time is 3.9 seconds, and the top speed is rated at 177 mph. The good news is, the V6 engine can run on just three cylinders just in case you want to save gas. Furthermore, 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard on all models.
|2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Model||Specs|
|Engine||2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6|
|Torque||443 lb-ft of torque|
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Price and Release Date
The price and release date have not been announced yet. But we can expect 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to hit the market sometime in 2018 and the pricing will be revealed nearing the launching date.
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(published at: October 13, 2016) Getting near to its debut, the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been caught on the street doing a test. The prototype is still wearing camouflage, yet it has shown many of its aerodynamics elements. This mid-size SUV seems to be getting closer to the production version, and it is reported to offer many excellent things. Here are the complete details on it.
After the video released in September, this new alfa romeo crossover is the most revealing hint we can get so far. The prototype is still wearing camouflage, as has been mentioned before. But, it is light enough to reveal the details. This mid-size SUV is built based on rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform in modified version.
The general look though is similar enough to the Giulia model. It has low ground clearance, lean design, and coupe-like roofing as well. The hood is long enough while its boot remains compact in size. Meanwhile, the entire interior remains unknown until know.
However, the company CEO, Reid Bigland, mentions that this future Alfa romeo cars will offer mind blowing driving dynamic as it is specially designed to serve the driver. If it should give any hint, this car is supposed to have the advanced driving system and features along with the best aerodynamic elements on it as well.
We can only guess on the possible engine lineup for this Stelvio 2018 model. The safe guess will be the engine lineup in Giulia should be brought here too. It means the buyer can opt for 2.0-liter turbo-four engine as the standard engine. Which is producing 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque.
The range-topping trim (Quadrifoglio models) can be powered by twin-turbocharged 2.9 liters of V6 engine. Which will deliver 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Other engines should come in different market destinations as well. The possible engines should include turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine.
The transmission can be eight-speed automatic transmission while the standard six-speed manual transmission can be offered as well. Due to the platform it uses, this car may offer all-wheel drive configuration even though rear-wheel drive can be offered as well.
Pricing on this new 2018 Alfa romeo Stelvio models remains unknown at this point. This car is expected to make a debut sometime this year. Most possibly, it should come at L.A. Auto Show event on November 14 with official launch should happen in early 2017. This car should be offered as 2018 model year.
This SUV is going to be a great alternative for SUV. However, competition in this segment is very tight right now, and many reputable brands have magical things to offer. Let’s hope the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio has what it takes.