Alfa Romeo Releases Official Pricing for 2018 Stelvio and Stelvio Ti
Company’s First Luxury SUV Starts at $41,995 Plus Destination
Alfa Romeo fleshed out the pricing of what will likely become its volume seller, the Stelvio compact SUV. In base form, the Stelvio will demand $42,990 with destination, while the up-level Stelvio Ti will cost $44,990 with destination.
Based on the same “Giorgio” architecture as the Giulia sedan, the Stelvio and Stelvio Ti cost $4,000 more than their respective siblings. However, the Stelvio comes standard with the company’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system, a $2,000 option on the Giulia. The extra cash gives the Stelvio customer added versatility, thanks to its hatchback bodywork, improved cargo and passenger space, and slightly more pothole-friendly ground clearance.
Standard on the base model are such niceties as leather seating, xenon headlamps with LED accent lighting, a backup camera and rear parking sensors, remote start, passive keyless entry and pushbutton start, and a power liftgate. Stepping from the Stelvio to the Ti nets a few extra features, like a larger infotainment display, 19-inch wheels to the base model’s 18-inchers, genuine wood interior accents, a heated steering wheel, and front parking sensors, among other things.
A Sport Package is available on the Stelvio ($1,800) and Stelvio Ti ($2,500), which includes larger wheels (19 inches and 20 inches, respectively), a sport suspension, aluminum paddle shifters, a sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals, black exterior accents, and contrast-color brake calipers. The Stelvio Ti Sport Package also adds power-adjustable sport seats with power bolsters and thigh extenders. The Ti is also available with a $2,500 Lusso Package with unique 19-inch wheels, upgraded leather seating, a leather-wrapped dashboard and upper door trim, and more.
Both Stelvio and Stelvio Ti come standard with a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 making 280 hp, routed to the ground via an eight-speed automatic transmission and aforementioned Q4 all-wheel drive. Thus equipped, Alfa Romeo claims the Stelvio hits 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. Further aiding performance is the company’s DNA Drive Mode Selector. DNA features three different settings: Dynamic features more direct brake and steering feel and a more aggressive calibration map for the throttle and transmission, Natural offers a more comfortable experience for daily driving, and Advanced Efficiency dials back the fun a bit for improved fuel economy.
Although we’re still waiting for pricing on the Stelvio Quadrifoglio with bated breath, it’s a safe bet it’ll cost thousands more than its more plebian siblings. Credit for the price difference goes to its 505hp twin-turbo V-6, a powerplant that should launch the all-wheel-drive Quadrifoglio to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds on to a top speed of more than 170 mph. Yowza.
Source: Alfa Romeo