As we have been informed, the world-known Italian brand has been preparing a 2018 crossover model. It will be the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. That’s right, the new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be the first ever crossover launched by this company.
When it comes to its appearance, it seems that the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be sharing its platform and a lot of features with the well-known Giulia. The aluminum will be a dominant material used in chassis construction, so you can expect the doors, brake calipers, fenders, sub frames and other elements to be made from this material. Such a reduced weight that this vehicle will get, will have many advantages. The 2018 Stelvio will be available in three trim versions – the base Stelvio, the Ti and the Quadrifoglio (‘four-leaf clover’). The equipment and features depend on the trim you choose, but we assure you that even the base version will not let you down. Generally, the grille and the hood will resemble the ones seen on the Giulia model and acquire a kind of aggressive appearance. Some other features, for instance, such as the quad exhaust, can be found on Quadrifoglio trim only.
The interior of the new 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will follow the trends of the next-generation vehicles and be geared with the latest high-tech equipment and high-quality materials. It will also matter which trim you choose, so, for example, in Quadrifoglio version, you can expect aluminum shift paddles, red stitching, carbon-fiber trim and sports leather seats. Inside the new Stelvio you will find a redesigned flat-bottomed steering wheel while in the central part of a modern dashboard you will notice a 6.5-inch infotainment screen. There will also be a 7-inch color TFT screen, found next to the speedometer. Navigation system, premium audio system, Apple Car and Android Auto are just some of the options that will come as standard. Safety systems and options will be provided as well and some of them include airbags, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear-park assist.
If you decide upon the base or the Ti version of 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, they will come with a direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will make 280 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to Quadrifoglio version, it will use a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, with 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It has been estimated that the new Stelvio will need 3.9 seconds to go 0-62 mph and its top speed will be 177 mph. Whichever engine you choose, it will be based on all-wheel-drive system and geared with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Price and Release Date
As a 2018 model, Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been expected to hit the market probably in fall, 2017. The base Stelvio could likely start at $50,000 and go up to $70,000 for the Quadrifoglio version.