Alfa Romeo (the luxury branch of the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles consortium), isn’t a very common brand in the United States, and we don’t have any in our pre-owned luxury inventory at this time. However, the brand is making a push into the US market, and what better way to make an impact in sales here than to also release the first-ever Alfa Romeo SUV? The 2018 Stelvio will join the Alfa Romeo lineup in three trim levels. Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV debut and features.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Debut
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio lineup is making its grand debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. This completely-new SUV from Alfa Romeo will be available in three separate models that will offer premium power and engagement for luxury shoppers. Whether shoppers choose the base Stelvio, the advanced Ti, or the ultra-high-performance Quadrifolgio, there is a lot to love. We don’t have a solid release date for this model, but are estimating sometime later this year or early in 2018.
Feature Highlights of the 2018 Stelvio
There are plenty of premium features that come standard on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Some of these include a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque, intelligent Q4 all-wheel drive, an Alfa DNA drive mode selector, a carbon-fiber driveshaft, and a Formula One-inspired steering wheel with a flat bottom and push-button start.
Comfort and convenience features like leather upholstery, a rearview camera, remote start, rear parking sensors, and keyless entry and ignition are also all standards. The Stelvio Ti will come with genuine wood accents and an 8.8-inch infotainment display.
Stelvio Quadrifolgio Powertrain
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifolgio will go above and beyond even the performance of the Stelvio and the Stelvio Ti. Its 2.9-liter twin-turbo intercooled V-6 engine cranks out 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. This can bring this elegant SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds according to Alfa Romeo estimates.