Famous Italian car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo had so many remarkable models in the past, and in the future, we can expect only more and more fantastic vehicles. Italians are experts when it comes to design, both inside and outside, and the first thing that you can notice on some Alfa model is almost certainly exterior design. Just look Guiletta or maybe even nice Giulia model. Fantastic! Today, we will talk about one quite different vehicle. More precisely, the Company will introduce their first SUV model with the name 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. According to Alfa, the newly model will offer thrilling driving experience, a sport looks as well as exceptional performance.
Italians say that the new Stelvio will rewrite the rules in this segment (medium-sized premium SUV). So, if that is true, and why shouldn’t be, then the customers can expect one more SUV in the offer if they want to buy that kind of vehicle. The company claims that we can expect luxury interior design with a lot of features, exceptional exterior design, excellent handling, very good engine options, a great performance, and fuel consumption. Because of all of the above, the approaching model will be the perfect choice for you if you are looking for powerful, luxury, and attractive SUV.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Exterior design
We will write generally about this model, not only about the exterior design. First of all, we have to say that the most recent model has excellent handling thanks to the combination of lightness and efficiency. That is very important for agility, and the result is perfect for all type of terrains and for all weather conditions. Sometimes you will think that you drive some sporty mode, not the SUV. Furthermore, in order to provide maximum driving pleasure, the Stelvio has excellent weight distribution between the two axles.
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Also, the newly SUV from Alfa will use ultra-lightweight and hi-tech materials like for example carbon fiber for the drive shaft. Furthermore, aluminum for the hood, wings, doors, engines, tailgate, and for the suspension system. These materials will certainly reduce the total weight of this model, and that is exactly what Alfa wanted. When it comes to some specific details from the outside, as we know – proportion, simplicity as well as top-quality surfacing are three ingredients of famous Alfa Romeo design. There are tons of options for wheels, you can choose between 13 alloy wheels from 17″, 18″, 19″ to 20″.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio dimensions: a length of 468 cm / 184 inches, a height of 167 cm / 66 inches as well as a width of 216 cm / 85 inches. When we look this model from the profile side, we can see an outline that suggests a compact car and start from the front and develop towards the rear. Alfa Romeo always had clean and taut lines and the same case we can expect with this model as well. That’s why this model has such a strong identity that is built just around few select features. For example, the legendary cloverleaf front end is still there, and we can clearly say that this is one of the most famous hallmarks in automotive styling. The rear side is also very nice, and we can expect lower portion with two exhaust tips. If you decide to buy this model, you will be able to choose between 25 external colors.
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2018 Interior design
The interior design of this model is also very luxurious and sporty as well. We can see simple interior design with elegant lines. Everything inside is made from quality materials, and we can also expect a high level of quality when it comes to safety, equipment, and comfort. Furthermore, this model will have 3.5″ or 7″ (depending on the version) information display cluster that will provide all the important information about the vehicle. Besides leather that is, of course, available for the door trims, seats, steering wheel and dash, this model will provide more quality materials such as aluminum and real wood. The seats will be most likely available in three colors.
This model will, of course, provide a lot of standard interior features. For example, SUV has Alfa Connect system that will be developed with the Magneti Marelli partner. This system will provide a set of features and functions. We can expect navigation system as a standard feature. Also, there is going to be a lot of connectivity options, and this model will provide connectivity for Android and Apple smartphones. When it comes to safety, we can expect numerous features, and some of them will include Integrated Brake System (IBS), Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Brake, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Path Detection, Active Cruise Control, and many others as well.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the bonnet, the forthcoming vehicle will be powered by a new 2.0 Turbocharged petrol engine. This engine will be capable of delivering up to 280 horses. It will have four cylinders and it will be constructed from aluminum with carbon drive shaft. The SUV will be mated to an automatic 8-speed transmission as well as with the Q4 all-wheel drive. Thanks to the peak torque of 400Nm at 2,250 rpm, we can expect best in class acceleration time. More precisely, from 0-60 mph or 0-100 km/h, this model goes for 5.7 seconds. The top speed of this engine will be 230 km/h or 143 mph.
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The second engine option will be a diesel engine, and the word is about the 2.2 Diesel that will be available in two power versions. We can expect 210 horses at launch and 180 horses in the near future. Also, this will be the first diesel engine constructed entirely of aluminum. This engine will feature newest-generation MultiJet II injection system. The performance is also excellent, and we can expect acceleration from 0-100 km/h or 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 215 km/h or 134 mph. The same transmission system is available.
Price and Release date
The release date of the recently developed model will be most likely in the second half of this or even at the beginning of 2018. When it comes to prices, we can expect the starting price of around $70.000 (est).
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio photos