What’s so new about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio?
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is named after the legendary Stelvio Pass which connects Switzerland and Italy. It’s a truly engaging road with 48 hairpins, one after another, and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio would certainly be up to the challenging drive. As soon as you get behind the wheel, you’ll develop a respect for the talents of this first SUV from Alfa Romeo.
Iconic Design Inspiration
Like other models from this manufacturer, the new Stelvio gets inspiration from Alfa Romeo’s previous iconic models. The SUV has substantial proportions which remain aerodynamically sleek. The various contours on the front-end lead to the first-class drag coefficient, quite a feat considering the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s size. And of course, you still get to admire the trademark trilobe grille found throughout the whole Alfa Romeo line-up.
The interior of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio features exquisite finishes to create a peaceful yet powerful space in which to relax as you drive. As always, as the one in charge, you are the most important part of the interior, and all controls are within easy reach. The driving position envelops you, but it is also raised to give you the advantages of a high ride height. Your passengers won’t feel left out, either, as they’re treated to a high level of comfort and safety. For those who want their Alfa Romeo Stelvio to truly embody luxury, you can enjoy leather upholstery, technical fabrics, brushed aluminium and genuine wood inserts.
Innovation and Safety Go Hand in Hand
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio pushes for refinement along with cutting-edge technology, earning the top rating of five stars from the Euro NCAP. Get extra peace of mind from the Integrated Brake System along with Autonomous Emergency Braking, which includes pedestrian recognition.
As well as these advanced braking systems, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio also comes with Forward Collision Warning as standard, and Lane Departure Warning. You can also take advantage of Rear Cross Path Detection, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Of course, innovation in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio wouldn’t be complete without the intuitive infotainment system. Control the 8.8-inch colour display via the Rotary Pad right on the centre console. Or use the advanced voice recognition for the ultimate in hands-free convenience. The system is also fully compatible with your iOS or Android device and can include 3D navigation for the adventurous or Harman Kardon’s Sound Theatre for anyone seeking a suitably sensational soundtrack for their trip.
The Thrill of the Road
The most attractive part of the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio for most drivers will its handling. In fact, it was engineered to thrill with a first-class power-to-weight ratio, something Alfa Romeo achieved by using ultra-light materials like carbon-fibre. This improves driving dynamics as well as, more sensibly, fuel consumption.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio also features the Q4 all-wheel-drive system, which takes all the benefits of four-wheel drive and combines them with the driving dynamics typically reserved for rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The system maximises handling and grip on any surface by constantly monitoring your driving style and the road conditions – making the Stelvio Pass a piece of cake, every time!
Check out motoring expert, John Swift’s, review and verdict when he took the Alfa Romeo Stelvio for a test drive. To truly get to know this latest luxury performance SUV for yourself, visit Swansway Alfa Romeo in Chester or arrange a test drive today!