Alfa Romeo’s first crossover, the Stelvio, is now available to order with a pair of new base engines for markets in European, Middle Eastern and African markets. A new 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine can now be had, producing 200 hp and 330 Nm of torque, while a 2.2 litre turbodiesel with 180 hp and 450 Nm of torque is also offered.

The petrol variant channels its output to the Q4 all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the diesel sends its reserves to the rear wheels via the same transmission. The 0-100 km/h acceleration benchmark is done in 7.2 seconds for the petrol; the diesel does the same feat in 7.6 seconds. Top speed is 215 km/h for the petrol, and 210 km/h for the diesel.

The new powertrain duo join a higher-output versions of the same engines, with the turbodiesel pushing out 210 hp and 470 Nm, and the turbo petrol churning out 280 hp and 400 Nm. Of course, sitting at the peak of the Stelvio is the Quadrifoglio, with 505 hp and 600 Nm of torque from its “Ferrari-inspired” 2.9 litre biturbo V6 petrol engine, sending drive to all four wheels.

Three trim levels will be made available – standard, Super and Business. The base model will come as standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, an Alfa Connect infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen and eight speakers. Safety-wise, there’s Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with autonomous braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and an electromechanical Integrated Brake System (IBS).

The Super adds 18-inch alloys and part-leather upholstery; buyers can also specify the Luxury Pack with a heated steering wheel, full-grain leather upholstery, powered seats and real wood inserts, as well as the Sport Pack with a sports steering wheel, powered sports seats, aluminium inserts and steel pedals. The fleet-minded Business trim is available in diesel form, and throws in adaptive bi-xenon headlights and navigation.

Options include a Connect 3D Nav system with a larger 8.8-inch centre display, a seven-inch multi-info display, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system as well as driver assists such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic warning and active cruise control.


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