Crossovers and SUVs are getting more and more popular in the automotive industry and all car manufacturers want to get a piece of the market. Alfa Romeo is the latest to join the bandwagon as they began working with their first SUV, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November, news and updates about the Stelvio had been rampant. Here's everything we know so far.
A Design 100% Alfa Romeo
While we have only seen a small part of its design thanks to an oversight that Alfa Romeo showed us at its plant in Cassino Italy - where you can watch the video below - and the spy photos published so far online but are still in heavy camouflage, we can anticipate the key aspects that will make up the design of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
The general line followed in designing the Stelvio offer a very dynamic but not to the end we might find in an SUV Coupe image. Its front will keep a close relationship with the Alfa Romeo Giulia . Her delicate profile combined a very interesting way with its front prominent and a body clearly over-high. To this, we must add the relevant changes of volumes denoting presence and a great character of a vehicle in this segment.
Stelvio Range Is Complete
Despite its elegant, dynamic and exclusive Italian design that oozes from every pore, we can not forget that this is an SUV . And therefore, we must pay special attention to their capabilities to deal with narrow roads and ultimately function in environments far from the big cities with concrete and asphalt roads.
In the case of Stelvio, Alfa Romeo has announced that there will be an all-wheel drive and a rear drive range. Initially, the engine range will consist of a gasoline engine 2.0-liter with 200 hp and relevant blocks diesel 2.2-liter JTDM available in different power: 150 hp and 180 hp. A very impressive one for an SUV.
Quadrifoglio Verde, Stelvio's Sportier Version
The sportier and performance based version of the Stelvio is already at works and will be called Quadrifoglio Verde. Under the hood, we find the same twin - turbo V6 that propels the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV . A block 2.9-liter yielding 510 hp and 600 Nm of torque, although we can not rule out any specific adjustment to adapt the engine to the new SUV. It may be associated with both a manual gearbox as a ZF automatic eight relations. Incidentally, in the case of QV Giulia, with said engine can be catapulted from zero to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 307 km / h. We will see that performance lies ahead Stelvio.
Interior Power: Spacious and Technological
After the latest spy photos that show the inside of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, we can say that the interior of this SUV will be in line with the latest model launched by the Italian firm, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Trims, upholstery, and other elements will be cared for in detail. The materials chosen by Italian designers have been carefully selected for creating an atmosphere in which to breathe distinctive Italian design peppered with sporting and elegant touches.
For its design, Alfa Romeo has followed two main concepts, space, and technology. And so, it can provide maximum space for its occupants without leaving aside the technology section. Echoing the latest version of the infotainment system with touchscreen. The instrument panel, center console, and tunnel will have an almost identical design to what we can find in the Guilia too.
The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio arrive in dealerships in the next year 2017. Can it get its followers in a segment where competition is fierce? Leave your opinions in the comments section below.