The new Alfa SUV is now available

Frankfurt, January 18, 2017

Do you know the new Alfa Giulia advertising? "You don't need this car! You need a car with 510 HP and Italian design." Very funny and not quite as flat as advertising usually comes across. Also the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio needs no one, and certainly not with 280 HP and leather seats. However, The first SUV of the Italian brand is found precisely in this completely redundant configuration.

280 Turbo Horsepower and four-wheel drive

The model of introduction of first edition has a 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine with 280 HP and 400 nm of torque under the hood. To get an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters and a four-wheel drive. In normal driving conditions, the Q4 system such as a rear-wheel drive works. The rear wheels reach their limit of detention, the electronics diverts up to 60 percent of the torque to the front. The system is also used to create a nimble cornering. Alfa promises up to 230 km/h top and a Sprint in 5.7 seconds, the standard consumption stands at seven liter smooth. For the whole package, you must browse stately 56,000 euros on the counter of the happy grinning merchant.

Leather, wood, and Xenon

Get luxurious facilities but also: Xenon headlamps with high-beam Assistant, 20-inch alloy wheels and an electric folding tailgate, for example. Also a noble leather seats, wooden decorative strips, eight-way adjustable and heated front seats, an audio system with digital radio (DAB), and a cruise control are standard. The leather steering wheel is heated, the engine is started by a built-in button, the gas-stamp foot encounters an aluminium pedal. There's an 8.8-inch screen for the navigation in the center console. The inevitable electronic helpers include a collision warning system with emergency brake function and pedestrian detection, a lane, a reversing camera, light and rain sensor parking sensors front and rear. (sl)