The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an all-new Italian flair SUV. The fact that Alfa Romeo has decided to enter the competitive SUV market is something to celebrate. Apparently, this will be Alfa’s first ever crossover. The manufacturer is known for a high-end vehicle that does not only drive well but also luxurious and powerful. It will be rivaling against the big brothers like Audi Q5, Mazda CX-5, and Porsche Macan. With the production of Giulia, the Alfa demonstrated that it could keep up with capability with German automobiles in the sporty sedan segment.
The Italian new legend was first shown at the fall of 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto show event. It seems every car manufacturer is confronted by the pressure of venturing into the world of Sport Utility Vehicles. Certainly, the Alfa Romeo stands for romantic notions of sport motoring. The Alfa has a historic heritage in motorsports dating back from the world of Formula One.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio – Sleek and Sporty
The new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sleek and sporty crossover that is based on the lightweight “Giorgio” architecture, which is also featured by the Giulia sport sedan. The automaker claims that the 2018 Alfa Romeo exterior design is inspired by “meccanica delle emozioni” which translates to mechanics of emotion. With this architecture, consumers should expect a high aerodynamic performance as well as impressive fuel economy.
The sleek exterior design of 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is complemented by short overhangs and a low coupe-like roofline. There are different tire sizes with a standard 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and an optional including a 20-inch variant. Buyers will have also a choice of selecting from broad color choices and up to thirteen different wheel styles to choose from. Expect a beautiful pastel blue exterior color model. The front end presents an elegant lip gloss featuring Alfa’s trademark scudetto aluminum grille. The headlamps get bright LED eyeliners. Furthermore, the rear end looks stunning with beautiful bumpers and a set of sleek LED taillights.
The cabin of 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes classy and modern with the simple and uncluttered design. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio boasts also a classy instrument cluster with few switches and buttons. Most of the control features are ultimately featured in the wide 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen display. You get 14-speaker Harmon Kardon stereo system with satellite radio, Bluetooth audio connectivity, USB port interface as well as CD/MP3/MP4 players. The seat comfort has been enhanced by genuine Alcantara leather upholstery. However, the other standard goodies include leather trimmed flat-bottomed steering wheel, premium air conditioning system, integrated engine start button, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite navigation system, smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Among the safety and driver assistance features include automatic emergency braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring system, rearview camera and also parking sensors.
Under the Hood
Under the hood, the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. This is good for a whopping 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired to a ZF 8-speed gearbox featuring a sophisticated suspension setup. The rear-wheel drive system is standard though consumers can opt for an all-wheel drive configuration. Furthermore, the vehicle is estimated to bring it to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds.
Availability Date and Price
Most likely, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will make enter the market towards the end of this year or at the start of next year. The Alfa is yet to announce the official pricing but we are suspecting that the entry level will go for about $40,000.