2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio – New Italian SUV

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Perhaps the name 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sounds confusing, knowing that Stelvio is a famous roadway in Italy Alps. That road is known to sharp curves, 48 hairpin corners, placed at the height of 9000 feet above the sea. It is expected to name the sporty car with this name, but Alfa Romeo has decided to give it to its classic SUV. This model is one of those which manufacturer practically has not announced before the Car Show in Los Angeles, and we have strong reasons to believe that they did not want to make the same mistake as with previous models which they announced and then never produced without explanations.

Exterior

There is nothing to complain about 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio exterior design. It has massive and muscular front end, with interesting grille, separated on two and large logo in the middle. Modernly shaped front lights have LED line as daily light have a slight inclination toward the center. Lowered roof ends on rounded rear end, providing a shape and size expected on SUVs. The wheels should be from 18 to 21 inches and there will be offered even 18 colors.

Interior

Being an SUV, 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has to offer a comfort and roomy cabin, with attractively designed seats and impressive equipment. All of that is present in the cabin of this car, including 7.0-inches TFT touchscreen, rear parking sensors, push-button start, a backup camera, flat bottom steering wheel inspired by Formula 1 cars and a power hatch. For those who love to enjoy in music, there is high-quality Harman/Kardon supplies and optional 900 W sound systems with even 14 speakers.

Engine

The engine in 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 208 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, while the highest trim gets 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 505 horsepower. Both are paired with eight-speed automatic transmission. The speed of 60 mph increases for 3.9 seconds. As we know that this model has an all-wheel driving system, we are not sure in the two-wheels driving system as optional on any model. Thanks to adaptive suspension damping, Advanced Efficiency modes and Chassis Domain Controller (CDC), it is more stable and safe at high speeds.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Price

As we said, Alfa Romeo has been much more careful with the announcing of the new cars this time. As we saw on 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, they have many reasons to believe that they have made a success, while the price of $42,990 (price source: car and driver) promises good sales.

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