Alfa Romeo‘s upcoming 2017 SUV has a name, which name is Stelvio.
Fiat Chrysler Autos manager Sergio Marchionne verified the name, which takes motivation from the legendarily twisty Stelvio Pass, a curved roadway that winds its means through Italy and also Austria along the Switzerland border. The name and also Alfa Romeo’s track record recommend the SUV will likely be maximized for swift, active marvelous touring.
Alfa’s SUV is to be based upon the firm’s brand new Giorgio system, the style created for the business’s Giulia car. A variety of I-4 as well as V-6 engines fit within the system, and also it’s reasonable to anticipate both high-performance and also entry-level variations of the Stelvio. The last can come using the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s 510hp twin-turbocharged 2.9 L V-6, however various other Stelvios might make use of a VM Motori 3.0 L diesel V-6, along with a 2.0 L gas I-4 generating anywhere in between 200 and also 300 hp.
Anticipate the Stelvio must begin around $45,000 and also cover out at $80,000 if the costs of the Giulia car are any sort of indication. That rates places it directly in the crosshairs of the Porsche Macan S and also BMW X4 near the bottom, with the Macan Turbo and also Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT amongst prime competitors on top.
At the reduced end, it’s tough to picture a 200hp Stelvio taking sales from any one of the existing luxury SUVs, however if valued properly, a 510hp Stelvio Quadrifoglio could possibly be a winning rival. The Stelvio will certainly be sized like the BMW X3/X4 and can be found in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
Anticipate the Stelvio to strike the European market early in 2017, with American sales complying with within a year. It will be created in Italy.