New Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Lands In LA With Giulia Styling

Alfa Romeo’s long-awaited SUV, dubbed the Stelvio, has officially landed ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Revealed in these glorious images, the Italian firm’s new crossover is based around the same Giorgio platform as the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan.

Pictured here in range-topping Quadrifoglio guise, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio receives the same 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Like with the sedan, it delivers a total of 505 hp and 443 lb-ft and is able to rocket the Stelvio from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds and through to a 177 mph (284 km/h). Making the model particularly special is its use of an all-wheel drive system that includes a torque vectoring differential promising to provide excellent handling in all conditions. It also includes an eight-speed auto ‘box capable of changing gears in just 100 milliseconds.

Alongside the performance-focused variant, the model is also offered in base and Ti guises. Both of these feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque, capable of sending the car to a 144 mph (231 km/h) top speed. Like the Quadrifoglio’s engine, the 2.0-liter comes standard with an eight-speed auto and an all-wheel drive system.

Alfa Romeo has also employed its Chassis Domain Controller and DNA (DNA Pro on the Quadrifoglio) drive mode system across the range, allowing the car to adjust how much power each wheel receives. There are also three basic drive modes offered for all variants; Natural, Dynamic and Advanced Efficiency. The Quadrifoglio then receives an additional mode, appropriately dubbed Race.

Visually, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio looks just how we expected and heavily borrows on the design of the Giulia. As a result, the front end consists of similar flowing headlights, the brand’s customary triangular front grille and a set of large air intakes. Unlike the Giulia, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio also includes a set of air extractors on the hood.

Other design highlights of the range-topping model include the flared front and rear wheel arches, rooftop spoiler, blacked-out rear diffuser and the quad tailpipes.

The cockpit of the Stelvio is also rather familiar and incorporates a 6.5-inch touchscreen as standard (an 8.8-inch display is optional), an available 14-speaker audio system from Harman Kardon and safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and optional front parking sensors.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is expected to arrive on the U.S. market in the middle of next year.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • nik

    YES! YES! YES OH GOD YES!

  • Karl

    Nice effort but why does it look more Hatchback than CUV?

    • Tomaz Hilton

      For the sake of Performance.

  • Kash

    Looks like a mini Levante with the Giulia’s face.

    • fabri99

      And yet surprisingly good. I expect FCA to completely mess up the range so that a perfectly good car will be, once again, a flop.

      • Kash

        Yeah I can’t agree with that. I’ll admit the face looks better on this, but everything else isn’t that great. When I saw the pic for the reveal article i thought it was the Giulia for a minute.

        • fabri99

          De gustibus, I guess!

  • S3XY

    Yuck

  • 0xdkx0

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio is faster than Levant S. Funny strategy from FCA

    • Tomaz Hilton

      The Levante isnt meant to be a Performance SUV.

  • Matthijs

    The bulgy design looks way better on this SUV. Looks pretty good!

  • lapirk

    they literally photoshopped the giulia. cmon…

    • Zandit75

      I initially thought it was another one of Theophilius’ renders with how close it looks to the Giulia.

  • MUCH NICER THAN THEIR CAR.

  • Miknik

    SO much better than the Levante, and IMO better than most competitors as well. Thouugh a F-Pace is still THE looker in it’s segment in my eyes….

    • Kaisuke971

      Hard to beat Ian Callum

  • Matt

    Oh I get it… Stelvio Pass.

  • Steve

    Niiiiice!! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.

  • Finkployd

    sexy butt

  • Cloudbusted

    much much better than Giulia, with a good promotion she will sell like hot cakes! Impressing car!

  • Vassilis

    I like the name. I hate SUVs though so that would be it.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    again Mazda upscale interior . nothing more to be said
    by time alfa will turn to be upscale trim from Mazda

  • Elmediterraneo

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio : Giorgio platform from the Giulia
    Maserati Levante : Ghibli platform taken from Chrysler 300C taken from a 2002 Mercedes E class

    Now you know why the Stelvio is better.

    • europeon

      Yeah sure it is. Minus the crappy interior plastics and poor build quality.

      • pixhell1

        technically….. you are bullshitting around

        • europeon

          Of course I am. Having owned several Alfa Romeos in the past, owning a Ghibli right now, and thinking of getting a Giulia as a 2nd car, makes me quite qualified to “bullshit” around.
          You see… not everyone bases their arguments on some pretty pictures they seen on the Internet.

          • pixhell1

            Then, happy to hear at the end you are a sweetheart masochistic…. Due my age I owned several cars and from all the brands…. I learned that plastic surface and reliability are never matching. Good luck if you get the giulia, wich has technically top of the range build quality, about reliability only the time will answer.

  • mp412c

    Not bad looking but im getting tired of slightly raised hatchbacks or slightly raised station wagon suvs.

  • Dennis James

    Looks just about perfect for Europe, just as big as the X3 and Macan, but it looks smaller than X5 and Cayenne. I’m not sure it will sell well in the US though, it remains to be seen.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Ehh. Ehhh. I think I hate this…

  • Nice ass darling, pity about the face..

  • GrouikPakPak

    Macan and X4 already doomed

  • U8INIT

    Y’all do know this think looks like a praying mantis right…

  • Honda NSX-R

    I don’t really know why but I’m not really impressed with this design. Might just be how they simply copied the Giulia design onto an SUV. It isn’t bad looking, and I’d certianly consider having one in my life, but the design just doesn’t really amaze me. Sorry Alfistas.

  • Felipe Politano

    BUTTER FACE

    (she’s got a nice ass, butter face…)

  • MPAMPIS

    RESPECT ALFA ROMEO….!!!!!

    • giorgos alfa75 america

      ”Αυτοκίνητο της χρονιάς για το Top Gear η Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
      !autoblog αυτήν την είδηση γιατί δεν την αναφέρεις..? όταν όμως κάποιος
      άσχετος πει κάτι αρνητικό όπως πρόσφατα ο Jason Cammisa του Motor Trend
      το κανεις πρώτη είδηση”

      MPAMPIS τι λαλεις αγορι μου,περιμενεις να ανεβασουν αυτη την ειδιση?Καλα κανεις βεβαια και τους κραζεις μηπως και αυτη η πιεση λειτουργησει προς την κατευθηνση να κανουν αρθρο για το συγκεκριμενο θεμα…… εδω ανεβασαν οι του AUTOZONK αρθρο για να αφησουν υπονοουμενα περι δυσλειτουργειας του διαφορικου της Giulia… του Jason Cammisa του Motor Trend….Αμ το αλλο….ειδαμε σε αρθρο για την πορσε να μην εχουν ΚΑΝΕΝΑ αρνητικο παρα μονο ενα χμμμμμ ειναι να κλαις απ τα γελια μετα σου λεει ”επαγγελματικη δημοσιογραφια” με αυτα τα ”Χμμμ” της σιωπης εχουν φτασει να πουλανε τα αντερα τους οι Γερμανοι,γιατι μπαινεις να ενημερωθεις για θετικα και αρνητικα και διαβαζεις τους ”Χμμμ” της ενημερωσης οπως και οταν ραγιζε το σασι της Μ3 Ε46 παλι ”Χμμμ” εκαναν οι δημοσιογραφαρες.

      Εδω εκαναν αρθρο που παραπληροφορουσαν και ελεγαν οτι εκανε ρεκορ η Stelvio και οτι περιμεναν και το video για τα ”τυπικα” ενω ο bigland μιλαγε για προσομοιωση και μετα το κραξιμο το διορθωσαν.

      Φαντασου εχουν χαρα επιδη στην προσομοιοση χρονου χρησιμοποιησαν
      τα κυαλια κοντινων αποστασεων επιδη η διαφορα ειναι πολυ μικρη…….
      Τι να κανουμε……. οταν μπει η Stelvio για να γραψει τον χρονο για να
      εχουν καποιοι κυριοι και τα ”τυπικα” ανα χειρας (χαχα κλαιω θελουν
      και τυπικα οι ”No Video no party”) τοτε θα παρουν ξανα τα κυαλια
      μεγαλων αποστασεων για να δουνε την Stelvio που θα ξεμακραινει στον
      οριζοντα…….οπως εκαναν και με την Giulia!
      Θα τους κερασουμε μετα και μια μπυρα μαρκας 8c2900 γιατι ετσι μας αρεσει 😛

      ΥΓ:
      Ολα τα site εχουν παραλαβει την Giulia για test drive τα οποια και
      εχουν αναρτησει στους ιστοτοπους τους,εκτος………απ γνωστο site AutoZONK
      που δρα το παρεακι…….Βλεπω να παιρνουν την Giulia για να την
      δοκιμασουν αφου θα καταργηθει το μοντελο.χαχα
      Μεχρι και τα πιο μικρα
      site εχουν κανει δοκιμη και αυτοι ακομα περιμενουν αφου τους εχουν
      αλλαξει ημερομηνια τουλαχιστον τρεις φορες ΔΕΝ ΛΕΩ ΤΟ ΟΝΟΜΑ ΤΟΥ SITE
      ΕΙΝΑΙ ΑΠΟΡΡΗΤΑ ΑΥΤΑ 🙂

      Λοιπον παλικαρια του site της
      παραπληροφορισης, για να παρετε πιο γρηγορα την Giulia για δοκιμη σας
      προτεινω να γραψετε γραμμα στον Αγιο Βασιλη για να σας την φερει για
      δοκιμη αυτα τα Χριστουγεννα ”βοηθεια μας”
      Μια προταση για το τι θα γραψετε στο γραμμα ειναι η εξης:

      ”Αγαπημενε
      μου Αγιε Βασιλη ειμαστε απ το site αυτοκινησης Α…….ZONK και θελουμε
      την Giulia αυτα τα χριστουγεννα για δωρο για να κανουμε επιτελους κι
      εμεις ενα test drive γιατι μας εχουν ακυρωσει την ημερομηνια τουλαχιστον
      3 φορες, γιατι….. προφανως δεν μας εχουν σε υποληψη καθως μεχρι και
      το πιο μικρο site αυτοκινητου με εδρα τα Καρδιτσομάγουλα εχει κανει test
      drive στην Giulia εκτος απο μας”

      Προς τον κυριο gazo ή και ”No Video no party” εχω να πω τα εξης…..Ειναι παρασημο για
      μενα που τραβηχτηκες μεχρι το DRIVE για να βαλεις θετικη ψηφο στις
      ασυναρτησιες του Mika…..

  • Alfa has made some great cars; Spyder/ Brera etc . . . .

    This doesn’t do it for me, it’s nice . . just no Brera

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