280-Hp Alfa Romeo Stelvio Entry-Level Trims Debuting in New York
10 April 2017 - motor1
Even if you don't get the Quadrifoglio, the Stelvio can be an impressive premium crossover, including lots of standard features.
After premiering the range-topping Stelvio Quadrifoglio in North American at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, Alfa Romeo has the standard versions of its new crossover ready for the upcoming New York Auto Show.
Both the standard Stelvio and Stelvio Ti use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts) and 306 pound-feet (415 Newton-meters) of torque. The only available gearbox is an eight-speed automatic, and it routes power to an all-wheel-drive system that can send up to 60 percent of the torque to the front axle when the traction is necessary. Alfa estimates these models can reach 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 144 mph (232 kph).
The crossover segment is incredibly crowded, especially among premium brands, and the Stelvio wades into this packed pool with a ton of standard features. Even base models come with a leather interior, backup camera, and remote start. The Ti trim gets 19-inch wheels, heating for the front seats and steering wheel, and an 8.8-inch infotainment screen.
For customers that want more amenities, there are additional option packages. The Sport model adds 12-way power seats, including power bolsters for the Ti, a sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals, gloss black window trim, and a choice of red, yellow or black brake calipers.
The Lusso package is exclusive to the Stelvio Ti and adds the 12-way power seats but uses a higher quality of leather. The dashboard and upper door trim also have hide upholstery. Wood accents decorate the interior.