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Entering The SUV World With The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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While we are used to seeing Alfa Romeo’s comebacks, the truth is that they’re not always successful. Even though they’re not complete disasters, the truth is that they tend to promise a lot more than what they are able to deliver.

However, Alfa Romeo seems in want to change and we were really surprised when we saw the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the ways that Alfa Romeo had to push the brand beyond its comfort zone. After all, we tend to associate Alfa Romeo with a sports or saloon car and they showed us the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, their first SUV.

The new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will face a heavy competition of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Jaguar F-Pace, the BMW X3, and the Audi Q5.

But let’s take a good look to see what you can expect from the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Release Date

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The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio was already debuted and should be arriving car dealers anytime soon.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Price

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We are expecting to see the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio base price to start at around $70,000.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Redesign and Changes

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One of the things that characterize the new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the sporty look. The truth is that the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio shares a lot of its exterior with the Giulia that was released in the beginning of the year.

Featuring a dramatic triangular grille with some slender headlamps, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has an aggressive nose. The sides are quite distinct with some curves that go inwards to make its waistline less bulky.

While the front of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has an aggressive look, the truth is that it is less sporty and has a lower profile than all their direct competitors.

You can expect to see some prominent air intakes in the front bumper as well as some large vents in the bonnet.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Specs

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Under the hood, you can expect to have plenty of options with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

You can choose between a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that is able to produce 280 of horsepower and a 2.1-litre diesel engine that is able to produce 210 of horsepower. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is also considering having another two engine options that should only be available at a later date.

All the different engines come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In case you prefer manual, you won’t have that option.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Interior

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Inside the cabin of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you will find probably one of the best cabins that Alfa Romeo already did. You can expect to have a lot of space both at the front and at the rear, with the space for heads and legs to be quite good. However, when you compare it with their direct competitors, it looses, big time. Especially in what is related to the finishes.

The truth is that the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is equipped with an 8.8 inches infotainment system that besides the fact that is one of the largest, it seems dated. In addition, there are no Wi-Fi features and other technologies that are becoming more and more common.

In terms of security and safety, you may expect to get cross-traffic detection, blind-spot, and autonomous emergency braking that detects pedestrians as a standard for all trims.

Hank • September 24, 2017


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