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2017 heralds another new chapter for Alfa Romeo, with the launch of our first ever SUV this Autumn. Like no other, Alfa Romeo Stelvio contradicts traditional SUV values. Ride height and comfort blend harmoniously with driver appeal. It rewrites the rules of its class, to become the ideal car for those who won’t settle for less, offering the versatility of an SUV with the performance of the latest benchmark in sports saloons.Built in the Cassino plant, situated between Naples and Rome, the All-New Alfa Romeo Stelvio is created alongside the stunning Alfa Romeo Giulia.
INSPIRED BY THE WORLD’S GREATEST DRIVING ROAD.
The All-New Alfa Romeo Stelvio draws inspiration from the legendary mountain pass linking Italy to Switzerland,with 48 hairpins in quick succession. The Stelvio pass is widely seen as one of the most beautiful and engaging roads on the planet. Therefore it is the ideal place to put the All-New Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the test.
AN SUV MADE THE ALFA ROMEO WAY
Electronics are an integral part of every modern car and help deliver levels of performance, safety and driving pleasure that were unthinkable until a few years ago. On top of all this, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio benefits from All-Wheel Drive with Q4 technology, the innovative on-demand system that combines the advantages of four-wheel drive with the driving dynamics that only rear-wheel drive can deliver.
The Q4 (All-Wheel Drive) system includes an active transfer case and front differential designed to meet the specific technical requirements of Alfa Romeo and responsively handle high torque levels with a particularly compact, lightweight set-up.It works by constantly monitoring road conditions and driving style, and optimising torque distribution between the front and rear axles, to maximise grip and handling on every road surface.In normal conditions the Alfa Romeo Stelvio acts like a rear-drive vehicle, with the Q4 system sending 100% of the torque to the rear axle, but if the system detects rear-wheel slippage it transfers up to 50% of the torque to the front axle in real time.
The result is impeccable performance everywhere: on a hairpin bend, an unsurfaced track, a snow-covered straight or when cornering in driving rain. With the Q4 system, you really can have more stability when you need it and maximum performance at all times.
INSPIRED BY ICONIC ALFA ROMEO DESIGN
Iconic Alfa Romeo design has given shape to an unprecedented SUV, distinguished by unique and essential traits from the brand’s legacy, capturing a stylistic consistency with the New Giulia. Premium and heritage-inspired, the design approach is both outstanding and purposeful in equal measure. Everything is sculpted on mechanics, like a suit tailored to an athlete’s body. Every detail is conceived to enhance aerodynamics and underscore the performance of Stelvio, without drama. At Alfa Romeo, we call it “The Meaningful Beauty.”
MORE THAN AN AVERAGE SUV
Beyond the limits of its category, Stelvio maintains a strong Alfa Romeo identity and a pure sense of its legendary Italian heritage. It only takes a glance to recognize the unmistakable front trilobe, the marked hollow lines, and the muscled rear fender; all balanced with an ideal sense of perfect proportion and harmonious surfaces.
Stelvio’s interior represents a ground-breaking shift in the world of SUVs, with its unprecedented high, yet sporty, driving position, designed to dominate the road. The interior is clean and minimalist: every detail is conceived to intensify your experience at the wheel, where nothing is superfluous or over-designed. With Stelvio, Alfa Romeo changes the paradigms of the SUV category, combining roominess, ergonomic comfort and unparalleled style.
EMOTION LIES IN UNIQUE DETAILS
Alfa Romeo has selected only the most precious interior elements for Stelvio, bringing together hi-tech elements and superior quality components. The essential design of the dashboard is elegantly framed with real materials, such as real wood veneer or aluminium. The sports leather steering wheel is enriched with the integrated Start button. The seats are wrapped in innovative technical cloths and full-grain Pieno Fiore Leather.
MORE ROOM FOR YOUR SENSES
While designing Stelvio, Alfa Romeo re-imagined the driving position: it’s high to dominate the road like other SUVs, but at the same time it has been conceived to deliver a sporty feeling at the wheel. Onboard Stelvio, the Alfa Romeo driving pleasure is shared with all passengers. The interior architecture is simple yet functional, designed to host three rear passengers in complete comfort, with easy access to the seats and more room for knees and legs. The load space, featuring power tailgate system, boasts 525 liters of capacity, with the versatility of transforming the rear seats into additional luggage.
A MASTERPIECE OF INNOVATION
Stelvio offers two versions of the 2.0 Turbo Petrol engine: the 200hp and 280hp, both coupled with the Q4 AWD system. The 2.2 Turbo Diesel range offers two versions, 180hp and 210hp coupled with Q4 all-wheel drive system. The range is completed by two rear-wheel drive 2.2 Turbo Diesel versions, available in the 150hp and 180hp power steps. All the Stelvio engines are realized with a full aluminum monobloc and are coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, ensuring maximum efficiency in terms of fluidity, performance and comfort.
LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Stelvio features an outstanding power–to-weight ratio, thanks to the extensive use of ultra-lightweight materials: carbon fiber for the driveshaft and aluminum for hood, doors, fenders, lift gate, engine and suspension. The 8-speed automatic transmission and the Advanced Efficiency driving mode further improve savings in consumption and emissions, without compromising handling and performance.