ALFA ROMEO Stelvio Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2017
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
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Sharing its platform with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Stelvio also received an update for 2022 and got an update on the design and the drivetrain.

The Italian automaker introduced the Stelvio crossover in 2017. The name comes from a famous Italian mountain pass where the winding road took the drivers across the mountain. And it's pretty spectacular! Maybe less spectacular was the upgraded version, which was noticeable but not that obvious.

At the front, the vehicle received an improved front fascia that revealed a change in the "Trilobo" grille. That's how the Italians named the vertical triangle, pointed down, and the lower side scoops. In addition, there was a slimmer chromed trim on the triangle than on its predecessor, while the side air intakes were wider. Also, the headlights went through a change with the three LED daytime running lights that resembled the 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato. However, the profile had little to no differences, apart from new optional light-alloy wheels compared to its predecessor. At the back, the taillights got a sharper LED pattern.

Inside, everything resembled a Giulia, from the steering wheel with a push-button to start the engine to the gear selector for the automatic transmission. Yet, the dashboard was different but, like the Giulia, featured a 12.3" TFT screen for the instrument panel with three different layouts: Evolved, Relax, and Heritage. The high-bolstered front seats were unusual for a crossover, but they fitted the Stelvio very well.

Underneath the hood, Alfa Romeo introduced a new 160 PS (158 HP) turbo-diesel that sent its power to the rear wheels only, while the other two versions of 280 PS (276 HP) and the 210 PS (207 HP) powerplants sent their oomph in all corners. The most potent version was a turbocharged gasoline unit, while the other was a turbo-diesel.

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The first SUV released by Alfa Romeo, built on the Giulia platform, the European version of the Stelvio was unveiled to the public in 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Stelvio was powered by either a 2.2-liter diesel engine producing 207 hp or a 2.0-liter gasoline engine developing 276 hp. Both engines were mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission which sent to power to all 4 wheels.

The sportier Quadrofoglio was released at the Los Angeles Motor Show in 2016 and was equipped with a more powerful engine developing 503 hp and reaching 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. It was considered to be the world’s fastest SUV. The mid-size SUV weighed only 1660 kg, thus the reason why the Stelvio’s performance claims were very strong.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was tested by the Euro NCAP in 2017 and scored an exceptional 97% adult protection, which was close to the Volvo XC90’s score.

The car was available with 4 trim levels: Stelvio, Super, Speciale and Milano Edizione.

The Stelvio came with 17-inch alloys, auto lights, auto wipers, AEB, dual-zone climate control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, Alfa’s Connect 8.8-inch screen and reversing sensors.

The Super added 18-inch alloys, along with navigation, front parking sensors and part-leather seats

The Speciale and Milano Edizione brought 19-inch and 20-inch alloys, as well as xenon headlights, heated power leather seats and a heated steering wheel and many more.

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