Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Apr 10, 2018


The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is on sale in Australia from March 20 – bringing world-class performance, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian flair and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size SUV segment.

Brought to life by Alfa Romeo craftsmen at Cassino in Italy, the 2018 Stelvio is a testament to Alfa Romeo's perfect balance of engineering and emotion – creating a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in Australia.

“We’re thrilled to be announcing the highly-anticipated release in Australia of Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, the all-new Stelvio,” Alfa Romeo Australia CEO Steve Zanlunghi said.

“The latest evolution of the Giorgio family architecture, the Stelvio seamlessly blends everything the Alfa Romeo brand stands for; style, passion and exhilaration,” he said.

Mr Zanlunghi is also excited at the prospect of the Stelvio attracting new fans to the Alfa Romeo brand. 

“The premium mid-size SUV segment in Australia is forecast to grow and the introduction of the Stelvio now allows us exposure to this opportunity and with it, further expansion of the brand,” he said.

“Stelvio opens doors to customers that may not have considered our brand in the past due to the family’s lifestyle – the Stelvio has the opportunity to meet this brief while still providing a dynamic driving experience.” 

Aimed firmly at disrupting the premium end of the mid-size SUV segment, the Stelvio delivers an attractive value proposition when compared to its European rivals.

“The Stelvio’s competitive pricing presents a genuine and exciting alternative in its segment and our model mix provides plenty of opportunity for customers to find a Stelvio that suits their needs,” Mr Zanlunghi added.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is on sale from March 20 at Alfa Romeo dealerships throughout Australia.


Performance personified

With near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, segment-leading torsional rigidity and the most direct steering ratio in the segment, the Stelvio also attributes its dynamic driving performance to Alfa Romeo’s Q4 all-wheel-drive technology. Designed for real-time traction management to ensure top-level performance, efficiency and safety, the Q4 all-wheel drive system guarantees the safety advantages of all-wheel drive with the driving pleasure of a rear-wheel drive car. 

The architecture includes an active transfer case and front differential designed to meet the specific technical requirements of Alfa Romeo, entailing the rapid-response management of high torque levels, with a compact, lightweight set-up. It continuously monitors numerous parameters to optimise torque distribution across the two axles according to driver input and how much grip there is beneath the wheels. 

In normal grip conditions, the Q4 all-wheel drive system acts like a rear-drive, with all the torque sent to the rear axle. As the wheels approach their grip limit, the system can transfer up to 50 per cent of the torque to the front axle. This translates into best-in-class control in terms of traction and directional stability on corners.

For further driver customisation and input, the Stelvio offers the innovative Alfa DNA Drive Mode Selector, which modifies the dynamic behaviour of the vehicle according to the driver's selection:

  • Dynamic: Delivers sharper brake and steering feel with more aggressive engine, transmission and throttle tip-in calibrations
  • Natural: Comfort setting for balanced daily driving
  • Advanced Efficiency: Eco-friendly mode to achieve the lowest fuel consumption

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio arrives in Australia with two distinct powertrains:

2.0L Turbo Petrol

The 148kW 2.0L Turbocharged petrol engine is a 4-cylinder unit built entirely in aluminium with carbon fibre drive shaft, combined with the automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive. In addition to MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve actuation, the distinctive features of this engine include "2-in-1" turbo and 200-bar high-pressure direct injection, which pair up to deliver a particularly lively acceleration response across the rev range in addition to first-class fuel-efficiency – using just 7.0 litres of fuel per 100 km travelled on the combined cycle.

The Stelvio 2.0L Turbo Petrol delivers a maximum torque of 330Nm at just 1,750 rpm and has a top speed of 215 km/h – accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds.

2.2L Turbo Diesel

The 154kW 2.2L Turbo Diesel (maximum torque 470 Nm at 1,750 rpm) is the first all-aluminium Diesel amongst the new-generation engines from Alfa Romeo. With four cylinders in-line, it features the latest-generation MultiJet II injection system with Injection Rate Shaping (IRS) and operating pressures of 2,000 bar. The electrically-operated variable geometry turbocharger offers state-of-the-art mechanics and minimises response times and at the same time guarantees benefits in terms of efficiency. 

The most sophisticated driving satisfaction and comfort levels are also guaranteed by the use of a balancing countershaft – an innovation for this market, the 2.2L Turbo Diesel is equipped with a turbocharger speed sensor. The resulting performance is outstanding: with the automatic 8-speed transmission and Q4 all-wheel-drive, the Stelvio 2.2L Turbo Diesel reaches a top speed of 215 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds, while consuming just 4.8 litres of fuel per 100km travelled on the combined cycle.

Both of these new-generation engines embody the peak of Alfa Romeo's technology and are built in Italy at the Termoli (petrol) and Pratola Serra (Diesel) plants, in areas assigned only to Alfa Romeo engines, with state-of-the-art processes and methods that put them at the top of their class in terms of performance and fuel economy.


Style and Comfort 

The exterior of the Stelvio is characterised by an appealing style that expresses the perfect balance of heritage, speed and good looks. The overall effect is completed by striking alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, chrome-plated window frames and courtesy lights on the door handles. To underline its beautiful lines, customers can choose from 11 striking body colours and a selection of exemplary designed alloy wheels, which highlight its sleek silhouette.

The same elegantly sporty touch continues inside the sleek and generously proportioned passenger compartment, with the cockpit crafted around the driver with a diagonal tunnel and smart curved dashboard. 

A contoured leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated start button and beautifully crafted aluminium shift paddles are standard, defining the brand’s competitive heritage.

Further sophistication is presented with electrically adjustable full grain leather seats, while an 8.8'' high-resolution display with the next-generation 3D navigation system developed in partnership with Magneti Marelli puts key controls within easy eyesight. The Information and Entertainment system enables real-time management of the environment and the vehicle’s performance, as well as access to the DAB radio and Bluetooth® streaming audio.


Absolute safety 

The all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers innovative safety and security features and leverages advanced driver-assist features. Key amongst them is the Integrated Brake System (IBS) – an advanced electromechanical system that combines stability control with a traditional servo brake to deliver instantaneous brake response and hence impressively short stopping distances.

Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Forward Collision Warning, Lane-Departure Warning and Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection are among the Stelvio’s standard equipment, as is a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, front and rear parking sensors. Automatic headlights complete the comprehensive catalogue of safety equipment.

The Stelvio was awarded the highest possible 5-star Euro NCAP rating with a score of 97 per cent for the protection of adult occupants. This result was achieved thanks to two fundamental features: the efficiency of an ultra-light body that is both rigid and strong; and the adoption of the aforementioned innovative safety technologies. 

The cockpit of Stelvio displayed outstanding stability in the head-on crash test, while all critical body areas and limbs were also protected for the front passenger in the rigid barrier test. Tests on the front seats and head restraints provided excellent protection against whiplash injuries in the event of an impact from the rear.

In addition, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio features advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side air bags and front and rear side curtain air bags.


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio model lineup & pricing:


Stelvio 2.0L Turbo Petrol $65,900*

Stelvio 2.2L Turbo Diesel $67,900*


Stelvio standard features

  • 19-Inch 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • 7-Inch Colour Instrument Cluster
  • 8.8-Inch Colour Infotainment Display with 3D Navigation
  • 8-Speaker Sound System
  • Alfa DNA Drive Mode System
  • 6 Airbags
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Electric Tailgate
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Back-Up Camera with Dynamic Gridlines
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Upholstered Seats
  • Front Seats with Electrical Adjustment
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Passive Entry
  • Rear View Mirror Auto dimming
  • 35W Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Stelvio Option Packs

For those customers wishing to personalise their Stelvio, Alfa Romeo is also offering an exciting Veloce Option Pack: 

Veloce Pack - $5,000

  • 19" Sport Alloy Wheels
  • Aluminium Interior Trim
  • Aluminium Metal Sports Pedals
  • Black Painted Roof Rails
  • Frequency Selective Damping by KONI®
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power Bolster
  • Red Painted Brake Calipers
  • Sport Front Seats
  • Sport Steering Wheel

The Stelvio First Edition

To herald its arrival in Australia, an exclusive version of the Stelvio can be ordered from Alfa Romeo dealerships today. Limited to just 300 vehicles, (200 2.2L Diesel and 100 2.0L Petrol variants) the Stelvio First Edition is packed with over $8,000 in additional inclusions.


Stelvio First Edition $71,900* Turbo Petrol

                                        $73,900* Turbo Diesel

Stelvio First Edition boasts these additional features:

  • Exclusive 19" Sport Alloy Wheels
  • Aluminium Interior Trim
  • Aluminium Metal Sports Pedals
  • Black Painted Roof Rails
  • Frequency Selective Damping by KONI®
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power Bolster
  • Red Painted Brake Calipers
  • Sport Front Seats
  • Sport Steering Wheel
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 14 Speaker 900W Harman Kardon Premium Audio
  • Privacy Glass – Rear Side and Rear Windows
  • Limited to five colours – Alfa Red, Alfa White (Solid), Vulcano Black, Vesuvio Grey (Metallic), Stromboli Grey (Metallic)

**Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Selling Price includes GST, excludes all on road costs and dealer delivery.

Specifications:

ENGINE      2.0L Petrol 2.2L Diesel

No. of cylinders, layout       4, in line 4, in line

Displacement (cm3)         1995 2143

Bore x stroke (mm)        84x90 83x99

Valves per cylinder 4 4

Compression ratio 10:1 15,5:1

Max. power kW @ rpm 148 kW @ 4500 154 kW @ 3750

Max. torque Nm @ rpm 330 [email protected] 1750 470 [email protected] 1750


GEARBOX

Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Gearbox 8speed automatic 8speed automatic

1a 5.000 5.000

2a 3.200 3.200

3a 2.143 2.143

4a 1.720 1.720

5a 1.314 1.314

6a 1.000 1.000

7a 0.822 0.822

8a 0.640 0.640

Reverse 3.456 3.456

Final drive ratio 3.73 3.27


PERFORMANCE

Acceleration: 0100 km/h (secs)   7.2 6.6

Top speed (km/h)        215 215


CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

Emission standard                 Euro 6         Euro 6

Fuel cons  urban (l/100km)         8.9 5,5

Fuel cons extraurban (l/100km) 5.9 4.3

Fuel cons  combined (l/100km) 7.0 4.8

CO2 emissions urban (g/km) 205 145

CO2 emissions  extraurban (g/km) 136 114

CO2 emissions combined (g/km) 161 127


WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS

Kerb weight (kg)                1660 1604

Towing capacity without brakes (kg) 750 750

Height (mm)                1648 1671

Width (mm)                1903  (ex. mirrors)   1903  (ex. mirrors)

Length (mm)                 4687 4687

Wheelbase (mm)                 2818 2818

Cargo volume (seats up - litres) 525 525

Cargo volume (seats down - litres)         1600         1600

Fuel tank (litres)                 64L 64L

Turning circle diameter (m)         11.7 11.7

Steering Ratio          12 12


It's all in the name – the Stelvio Pass

Nestled in the Italian Alps, the Stelvio Pass is the highest mountain pass in Italy (and the second highest in Europe), and the 20 kilometre road that crosses it boasts over 75 hairpin bends, breath-taking views and a dizzyingly quick rise in altitude, all the way up to 2,743 metres. Over the years, champions of cycling and motorsports have done battle here, making the route a fully-fledged sporting legend. To enjoy it as it is meant to be enjoyed and squeeze every last drop of pleasure out of this unique experience – by oneself or in the company of friends and family – there is only one SUV capable of offering an unrivalled combination of driving pleasure, Italian styling and versatility: The Alfa Romeo Stelvio.