Following its UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, Alfa Romeo has revealed the UK pricing and specification for its first ever SUV, the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio with prices starting from £33,990. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio launches with an exclusive version for 2017 – the Milano Edizione.
Four trim levels will be available from September including Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Super, Speciale and the limited production Milano Edizione. At launch, drivers will be able to choose between two engine versions – 2.2-litre 207 bhp diesel Q4 AWD and 2.0-litre 276 bhp petrol Q4 AWD – combined with an ZF eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The 2.2-litre 207 bhp diesel Q4 AWD meanwhile, gives out 127g/km CO2 and returns 58.9mpg on the combined cycle, while still registering a top speed of 134mph and accelerating from zero to 62mph in 6.6 seconds. From September the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will also be available to order with a 2.2-litre diesel engine, producing 178 bhp and available in both Q4 all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive, and a 2.0-litre petrol engine, with 197 bhp and Q4 all-wheel-drive.
Alfa says that, featuring 50/50 weight distribution, Q4 all-wheel drive architecture, best in class power-to-weight ratios and innovative engine and driver technologies, the Stelvio embodies everything a true Alfa Romeo should. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is also claimed to be the lightest mid-size SUV in the sector thanks to its lightweight body structure and carbon fibre driveshaft
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was recently awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating with a score of 97 per cent for the protection of adult occupants. The Stelvio boasts Alfa Romeo’s segment-first Integrated Brake System, Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.
The entry trim level ‘Stelvio’ offers standard exterior features including 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, LED rear lights and a double lateral chrome exhaust pipe. Inside, there’s dual-zone climate control, an Alfa D.N.A. rotary driving mode selector, a 3.5-inch TFT colour cluster instrument panel, UConnect 8.8-inch display infotainment system with DAB plus Bluetooth/AUX multimedia connectivity, an eight-speaker audio system and two front and two rear USB ports. A multi-function leather steering wheel houses all the main controls.
The standard specification on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio trim level is supplemented on the Super version with a host of exclusive interior and exterior features. Exterior wise, the Super trim level adds 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and front parking sensors. The interior of the Super features an 8.8-inch infotainment system with 3D navigation system featuring European maps and 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, as well as a two-tone leather dashboard and leather and cloth upholstery.
Building on the Super trim, the Speciale features 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with red brake calipers, chrome window surround, Bi-Xenon 35W headlights and power folding door mirrors. Inside the cabin, the Speciale benefits from heated front leather seats with six-way adjustment and dedicated four-way power lumbar controls. Aluminium shift paddles on the steering column co-ordinate with the aluminium interior finishing’s and metal pedals.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio launch edition, Milano Edizione, adding to the Speciale trim, includes sporty leather seats, a 10 speaker Sound Theatre, 20-inch V-Spoke alloy wheels, keyless entry and an Athermic windscreen. Privacy glass with black gloss window surround, electrically adjustable and heated front seats and a rear-view camera with dynamic grid lines enhance the standard specification.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be in showrooms from September, with prices starting from £33,990 for an Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 178 bhp Diesel RWD.