The sporty italian SUV
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian brand’s first SUV with a cuore sportivo (‘sports core’), taking its name from the highest Alpine pass in Italy - the Passo di Stelvio -, which peaks at an altitude of 2785m.
Visually, the Italian SUV is similar to the Giulia - a charismatic sports saloon -, with its roof flattening out towards the rear, giving it an aesthetic coupé-like profile that runs to a length of 4.69m. The exhaust outlets at the rear, which are an arm’s width wide, and the flat tail lights stretching all the way to the side panels, meanwhile, give the vehicle a real sense of character. When it comes to design, the Italians certainly know their stuff!
The passenger compartment of the Stelvio is also similar in some ways to the Giulia, with its interior design creating a certain sense of nobility, whilst the finish is meticulous right down to the last detail.
The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine provides a real helping hand when it comes to meeting the demands of driving dynamics, with the Stelvio capable of going from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds thanks to the 280hp turbo petrol engine, reaching up to 230km/h. The interaction with the 8-speed automatic transmission and its ultra-precision shift action is also smooth, whilst all-wheel drive as standard ensures sufficient traction at all times. The steering is precise and flexible and the car generally drives well, with only the sound of the engine falling short of the Stelvio's sporting pretensions. And if all this isn't enough for you, you could always go for the top-of-the-range Quadrifoglio sports model with its 510hp twin-turbo V6 engine.
In terms of price, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Super 2.0 Turbo Q4 will set you back around €50,400.
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