The Italian luxury automaker Alfa Romeo is planning to reveal its first compact SUV, the Stelvio, at the LA Auto Show, in November 2016. The vehicle is named ‘Stelvio’ after the famous mountain winding pass in northern Italy, which is recognized by a lot of people as one of the most amazing driving roads in the whole world. The upcoming crossover Stelvio will be based on a modified version of the Giulia sport Sedan platform.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – Exterior and Interior Changes
The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV will borrow a number of styling curves and cues from its Sedan sibling, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The italian automaker says that this new version will feature the best abilities in its segment. Stylish, attractive and luxurious, the new Stelvio will be capably equipped, in order to be handled easily in different terrains. The Alfa Romeo SUV 2017 will be made mostly out of aluminum and some carbon fiber details, in order to reduce its weight and to improve its performance. On the front part of the Alfa SUV the grille will be remained the same as in the previous model, but the headlights will be redesigned, as to give the car a more elegant appearance. They will be made using LED technology, which will help the vehicle gain extra eyes in the dark. On the back side the tail lights will be reshaped and very stylish, as to give the car a sleeker look. In addition, the car will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels, that will increase its luxury style.
The cabin will be luxurious and spacious and the new Alfa Romeo SUV will be able to accommodate up to 6 passengers. The seats will be wrapped up with leather of the finest quality for both front and rear seats. In addition, there will be a number of technical dashboard modifications, like an 8-inch touch screen, in order to help the driver to navigate the vehicle easily and with more comfort. Moreover, it will feature a new infotainment system and it will also offer a number of connection options for USB, Bluetooth and an audio system. There will also be a sporty handling. As for safety features, the car will have air bags, traction control seat belts, a rear view camera, strong brakes, as well as a blind-spot monitoring system.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV will have two engine options. The first will be a 2.2 lt diesel 4-cylinder engine, that will be able to generate 180 hp and 230 lb-ft of maximum torque. The second one will be a 2.0 lt. engine, which is expected in three versions; with 200, 250 and 180 hp. The most powerful engine will be a new diesel V6, that will have the capacity to deliver 350 hp.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV will be released by the latest months of 2016 or in the beginning of 2017. The italian automaker has not yet revealed the price of the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV. Moreover, one of its main competitors when it will ‘hit’ the market will be the BMW X3.