Alfa Romeo has introduced its first SUV in more than 100 years in the form of the Stelvio. The model comes hot on the heels of the exclusive ‘first edition’ and the range-topping Quadrifoglio seen for the first time at LA Auto Show.
Available in three trim levels - Stelvio, Super and Tecnica – it will initially be available with a choice of a 280hp 2-litre turbocharged petrol or a 210hp 2.2-litreDiesel engine, both combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Built in Italy at the Termoli (petrol) and Pratola Serra (Diesel) plants, in areas assigned only to Alfa Romeo engines, with state-of-the-art processes and methods that put them at the top of their class in terms of performance and fuel economy, are the engines housed under the bonnet of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The 280hp 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol and the 210hp 2.2-litre Diesel engines are combined with an automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive.
The new 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol engine allows the Stelvio to go from zero to 100kmph in just 5.7 seconds. There's also a 2.2-litre diesel engine – available with two power outputs: 210hp at launch and 180hp following shortly after. It is the first diesel engine in Alfa Romeo's history to be constructed entirely in aluminium.
UK pricing and specification for the new Stelvio will be confirmed closer to the launch.