Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the test: the key aspects of the first SUV of the Italian brand

Alfa Romeo Stelvio - 5 claves

we Analyze the keys of the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

In a few months Alfa Romeo will live an important milestone in its history. . And is the launch of its first SUV. The brand from turin has been working in recent years on the model that you will disembark for the first time in this segment, where competition is fierce and the playing with the handicap of being one of the last brands to join the fashion SUV. Your proposal is clear and we put it to the test escrudiñando all of your keys. Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Is the name that we must take into account for next year to 2017 due to that the Italian brand has put all the meat on the grill with the development of this model, its first SUV. It is presented to us as a very interesting proposal due to the combination of its design purely “alfista” with the section mechanic on the line of the sector and the ability to convey countless feelings as well as emotions.

throughout this article you’re going to discover all of the keys that must be present in order to understand the importance of the Stelvio to the modern history of Alfa Romeo and if it really will be an option to consider in the SUV segment.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio en la fábrica de Cassino

The Stelvio camouflaged partially in the factory of Alfa Romeo in Cassino (Italy).

A design 100% Alfa Romeo

If well and to date we have only been able to see a small part of its design thanks to an oversight that Alfa Romeo had at its factory in Cassino (Italy) and in the spy photos that we have published to date (that unfortunately show us test units very camouflaged), we can anticipate the key issues that will have the design of the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

The general line followed in the design of the Stelvio an image will be very dynamic but without reaching the “end” that you could find in a SUV Coupe. Your front will be closely related to the Alfa Romeo Giulia. delicate profile combine of very interesting way with his prominent front and a body clearly over-high. To this we must add the relevant changes of volumes that denote presence and a great character own a vehicle of this segment.

¿rear-wheel drive or total? Your range will be very full

despite its elegant, dynamic and Italian design that exudes exclusivity for all of its pores, we must not forget that we are dealing with a SUV. And therefore, we must pay special attention to their capabilities to deal with narrow roads and, in short, to function in environments very far from the great cities of concrete and asphalt. In the case of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, at the time of setting it up we will be able to choose between rear-wheel drive or total.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio - foto espía

Photo spy of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Initially, the engine range will be composed by a gasoline engine of 2.0-liter with 200 HP as well as the relevant blocks diesel 2.2-liter JTDm available in different power ratings: 150 HP and 180 HP. The most “decaffeinated” equip series rear-wheel drive. And above all of them we will have the version whose hallmark is a clover of four leaves.

Quadrifoglio Verde, the most athletic and radical

The version more sports, prestacional, and, in short, a radical, there will be in the range of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be the last names “Quadrifoglio Verde“, although it will be more known as QV. This version will differ from the rest of the range by having an aesthetic that accentuates the character of the Stelvio, thanks to the pertinent body kit, exhaust system and tire-specific or other details, such as a brake for greater performance.

Under its hood, we will find the same twin-turbo V6 that propels the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. A block 2.9 liter that throws 510 HP and 600 Nm of torque, although we cannot rule out some type of specific adjustment to adapt the engine for the new SUV. May be associated both to a manual gearbox as an automatic ZF eight relations. By the way, in the case of the Giulia QV, with this motor you can be catapulted from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 307 km/h. We will see that performance holds for the Stelvio.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio - recreación

Recreation we anticipated the appearance of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

The interior combines two concepts: spacious and technological

After the latest spy photos of the interior of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which we have published, we can say that the cabin of this SUV will be in line with the last model released to the market by the Italian firm, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. For your design, Alfa Romeo has followed two main concepts, space and technology. And so it is, it has sought to provide the maximum possible space to its occupants without leaving to a side the ( technological.

The Stelvio will be one of the models more technological in the range of Alfa Romeo. It will reflect the latest systems and technologies premiered by the Giulia as well as the most recent version of the system of information and entertainment with your relevant touch screen of important dimensions. The dashboard, console and centre tunnel will have a design almost identical to what we find in the above-mentioned saloon.

Another of the most important aspects that we will offer the interior of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the quality. The trim, upholstery and other items will be taken care of to the detail. The materials chosen by the Italian designers have been carefully selected to create an atmosphere in which you can breathe the distinction of Italian design seasoned with touches of sporty and elegant.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio - foto espía

Photo spy of the interior of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Launch in 2017 previous step by The Angels

The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will arrive at dealers in the next year 2017, however, its first test of fire will take place in just a few weeks ago during the Auto show in Los Angeles in 2016, the event chosen by Alfa Romeo for its world premiere. And it is not auto salon chosen by chance. During the year 2014 the Italian brand materialized his return to the u.s. market after two decades of absence.

therefore, and after creating their first SUV (a vehicle type in great demand in north America) it is logical to think that Alfa Romeo has chosen a car show in the united States for his debut. In any case your submission is imminent so that we will be attentive to first-hand knowledge of this model that will revolutionize the range “alfista”.