Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, the Stelvio, is named after the highest mountain pass in Italy, so we’ve already got high hopes for this stunning looking car!
At the highest point, the Stelvio Pass reaches a whopping 2,758 metres. It’s so impressive, it’s been used for cycling and motorsport competition and featured on BBC’s Top Gear. It’s been voted one of the top ten ultimate drives, which is why people travel across the world just to catch a glimpse of the stunning scenery. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a lot to live up to!
The new Stelvio SUV is going to be in UK showrooms this September and we can tell you exactly what to expect. Sleek Italian style including smooth curves almost caressing the exterior. 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.
When it comes to trim levels, you get a choice of four, the Stelvio, Super, Speciale and the range-topping Milano Edizione.
Even the entry-level model is generous, with LED tail lights, Alfa’s clever drive modes, 17” alloys, Bluetooth and more. But if you’re looking for the special treatment, you can’t go wrong with the Milano Edizione. It’s been treated to 20-in alloys, keyless entry, gloss black window surrounds, a 10-speaker sound theatre and so much more. We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty excited.
Entry level prices in the UK start at £33,990 for the rear wheel drive. If you want four-wheel-drive for limitless adventure, prices rise to £45,390 for the Stelvio Milano Edizione. With the option of trim levels, you get the choice of two engines for the time being.
While the 178bhp 2.2-litre diesel makes use of a rear-wheel-drive set-up, the rest features the Alfa Q4 all-wheel drive layout. In this guise, the Stelvio delivers drive distribution in real time for great performance. It is also designed for fuel economy and efficiency and features torque vectoring technology for traction control alongside an integrated brake system that reduces the braking distance on all road surfaces.
The one you choose will depend on your driving habits but they all sound great to us! In September there will be a little bit more choice. Whichever you choose, you’re going to have a great time driving this beauty.
If you’re still after something a bit more potent, the Stelvio is to be followed by the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. This comes with the bi-turbo 2.9-litre V6 petrol unit recently put to good use in the Giulia equivalent, producing an equally outrageous 503bhp and 443lb ft.