2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Release Date, Review

It is only natural that one iconic SUV with Italian roots will make headlines on arrival. That is exactly the case with the upcoming 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Ever since the legendary carmaker announced its arrival, the industry buzz gained momentum. The carmaker almost added into obscurity in the last decade and a fresh lineup of cars and a first ever SUV is more than good news for fans.  Now, the luxury SUV is almost ready for release and pricing details to have been unveiled by the company. It is also set to give the BMW, Audi, and Porsche a run for their money.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio front

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio – Immaculate Design

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2018 has got killer looks- no two ways about it. It will be able to hold its ground in a crowd of similar priced luxury SUVs with British, German and US roots. The curvy body and large V-shaped grille make it look enticing. The large wraparound LED lights to add to the oomph. Its body is made up of high-strength steels, aluminum, and carbon fiber. You will not understand how spacious the interior is from outside, such is a beauty of the design. The cabin is beautiful and elegant. It comes in two trims- base Stelvio and TI- Turismo Internazionale.

In terms of safety and luxury features, you get plenty in the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio but not as standard. Options include Harmon Kardon stereo system with 14 speakers. You get Semi-autonomous emergency braking as standard while a blind-spot warning is optional. The base trim gets leather trim, bi-xenon headlamps, proximity key, 18-inch aluminum wheels, rearview camera, parking sensors and driving modes selector. In Ti trim, you get 19-inch wheels, larger infotainment display, sport-tuned suspension, wood trim, heated steering wheel and front seats. The base model can be equipped with Sport Package. Ti trim can be loaded with Sport and Lusso packages.

Not much is known about when the company is going to launch the performance oriented Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio interior

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio – Performance and Configurations

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which makes 280 hp. This gets paired with a special ZF 8-speed gearbox. There is AWD inbuilt. The lightweight body helps the Stelvio in accelerating easily. Ride quality is enjoyable and firm. Even at high-speed body roll is nonexistent and the Stelvio does a nice job of handling rough terrains. Overall, the ride quality comes close to what you get in Porsche Macan or a Mercedes GLC. Top speed is rated at 144mph and the car reaches 0-60 mph in only 5.4 seconds. Engine noise is mostly silenced by noise canceling tech.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio rear

 

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio – Price and Release Date

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is going to be unveiled soon. The base trim price is approx $42,990 while Ti trim costs $44,990. The packages, of course, will add to the cost. This is a tad more than most rivals.

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the much-awaited luxury SUVs that can give the likes of BMW X3 and Audi Q5 some serious competition. The styling is spot-on and so is the cabin design. The engine is quite powerful and ride quality leaves no room for grudges. In amenities, it is a mixed bag. You get some of the most desired features but some others are available at extra cost. The price tag sets it a tad above most of the segment rivals but its Italian lineage may make you forget that factor.

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