The first SUV from Alfa Romeo is named after the highest mountain pass in Italy. The Stelvio Pass is crossed by a 12.4 mile road with over 75 bends rising to an altitude of 2,758 metres and has been used for cycling and motorsport competitions, it also featured in the BBC car show Top Gear. It has been voted one of the top ten ultimate drives in many a poll. Its beautiful scenery that has made the pass a popular tourist attraction, because of its names sake, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a lot to live up to.
You can see the Italian style including its smooth curves almost caressing the exterior of the Stelvio. The rear of the car has a steeply raked hatch with spoiler to improve the aerodynamic performance. At the front, the air vents and shield shaped grille have the signature Alfa styling, giving it an aggressive yet prestigious look.
The interior of the Stelvio SUV is clean and uncluttered with controls grouped on the steering wheel. The dashboard is sculpted from carbon fibre, wood and fabric.
Featuring the Alfa Q4 all-wheel drive, the Stelvio delivers drive distribution in real time for great performance. It is also designed for fuel economy and efficiency. It features Torque vectoring technology for traction control alongside an integrated brake system that reduces the braking distance on all road surfaces.
AlfaLinkTM suspension is designed to filter out the bumps on journeys and its light body means it tackles tight corners easily without compromising the sporty handling.
The 510HP 2.9 litre V6 BiTurbo petrol model comes with an 8 speed automatic transmission.
Due for release in July 2017, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is already looking like one of the top SUV models released this year.