The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is named after one of the most scenic driving routes in Italy probably as an indication of its ability to manoeuvre hairpin corners. The vehicle is assembled in Frosinone, Italy. The vehicle is offered in three categories based on the increasing performance.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s exterior is designed in line with the overall company mission to provide a new facelift to the company. The SUV has been designed in the same manner as the Giulia saloon from the same company. The vehicle is also designed in the same manner as the Porsche Macan even though the company has made an effort to make it wider. The exterior has the shield-shaped grille customary to Alpha Romeo, narrow Led head lights, four exhausts and blistered wheel arches to convey the message of excessive extraversion.
The interior design is based on a minimalist thinking whereby the main focus is on the driver. The interior is designed using different materials such as carbon fibre, fabric and wood. To ensure that the driver is entertained, the company has inserted an 8.8-inch screen. It also acts as the information centre. The infotainment system is also operated using the wheel. The controls are focused on the driver to create the maximum utility for the driver.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Stelvio SUV is powered by a 503 break hp engine. The engine can be varied between the three models with the quatrefoil model being the most powerful. The powerhouse is a V6 twin turbo engine. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV has an 8-speed automatic engine. When the vehicle is switched into the race mode, the gearbox is capable of switching gears at 150 milliseconds making its performance impressive.
The power coming off the engine call for good braking. The company has not disappointed since it has fitted the model with carbon ceramic brakes. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has torque vectoring technology which ensures that the torque is optimised. Traditionally, the 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV sends all torque to the rear wheels even though this option can be changed in the Q4 setting whereby the vehicle automatically engages the 4×4 mode.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV was officially unveiled at Los Angeles motor show in November 2016. The price of the vehicle is yet to be determined even though it is anticipated that the original starting price will be 35,000 USD for the less complex versions of the vehicle.
The main competitors that the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will have to contend with include Porsche Macan, BMW X3 and Maserati Levante.
The company has managed to design the vehicle with the most appealing aesthetic hence it will be appealing throughout. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV 2017 do not have many disadvantages. The rear wheel distribution of torque could be a detriment more so to customers who adopt the off-road culture. The vehicle is also small and more compact. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is an ideal vehicle for anyone looking for the cross over sports SUV. It is also reasonably priced.