The new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a luxurious five-seater compact SUV with an attractive and stylish design. Its design depicts a strong engine performance, top-notch handling, and modern technology features. Being a new model in the market, the Alfa Romeo manufacturers have combined desired SUV qualities and mapped them into a quality automotive design that will satisfy many admirers. It will come in a variety of trims, with the main being the base Stelvio, a medium Stelvio Ti design and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio trim being the best and most developed.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio – Sporty Appearance
The front of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be characterized by a standard V-shaped grille with sharp and edgy headlights on both ends. Also, the new LED technology will be applied on these headlights for clearer visibility with relatively low electric energy consumption. Below the lights, a large bumper will cover the bottom part, with large air inlets for efficient ventilation and engine cooling services. Its body will be made up by light aluminum material for a lightweight but stable structure at the same time, a feature that will boost its fuel efficiency.
The body of 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be curvy, making it appear sporty in appearance. Additional technology highlights will include a dual exhaust and a carbon fiber driveshaft. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will ride on 18-inch wide tires for the base trim, while the Ti and Quadrifoglio trims will be fitted with a range of 19-20-inch alloy tires for stability and increased grip on the road.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will also have a spacious cabin, providing adequate space to accommodate five passengers comfortably. For more comfort and excellent appearance, the leather upholstery will be noticeable coating the seats and inner door parts, with an extension covering the power steering wheel and some parts of the dashboard. Furthermore, the new infotainment system will be installed in the dashboard. This will involve a 6.5-inch HD touchscreen display for the base trim, varying up to 8.8-inches for the super trim.
The modern features will also include a handwriting recognition system restricting navigation entry, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay operating systems. Additional but necessary features will include a rearview camera display, parking sensors, a power liftgate, lane departure warning, an adaptive cruise control and an automatic braking system for an emergency. The airbags and safety belts will be available for all the passengers ensuring safety in case of accidents.
Engine and Performance
The standard trim of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be characterized by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine will have the output capacity of 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. It will be joined to an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox running on four-wheel driving mode. The new model will have a high accelerating power from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds. The top speed will be 143 mph. The Quadrifoglio trim will have an advanced 2.9-liter V-6 engine with twin turbochargers. This model will feature an intercooler system, producing 505 horsepower.
This engine will have an acceleration characteristic from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. It will also have special suspension, powerful ceramic Brembo braking system and strong tire packages to maximize the power output. A torque-vectoring differential will be available to distribute power proportionally within the tires when necessary. The Quardrifoglio will also offer driver-adjustable dampers, a package that will be optional for the Stelvio Ti.
Release Date and Cost
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be released towards the end of 2017. Finally, the starting price for this model will be around $35,000 for the base trim and $45,000 for the Quardrifoglio.