Alfa Romeo Stelvio: grey SUV

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio (Type 949) is a car built by the Italian marque Alfa Romeo since 2016. As a D-segment model it slots above the smaller Tonale model in the marque’s SUV range.

A large SUV, it was first revealed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, introduced by a 60″ short film directed by Louis Sebastian Pane, and entered production at the Cassino Plant at the end of 2016. In 2018 it was Alfa Romeo’s best-selling model, with roughly 43,000 sold that year.

The Stelvio uses FCA’s Giorgio platform, shared with the D-segment Giulia saloon. The name Stelvio derives from the Stelvio Pass, Italy’s highest mountain pass, noted for its 48 circuitous switchbacks.

The car’s engine lineup is similar to that of the Giulia’s, with a turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four and a 2.2-litre diesel inline-four.

The Quadrifoglio trim level offers a 2.9 litre 690T twin-turbo V6 rated at 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp), developed for Alfa Romeo by Ferrari.

In Europe, consumption standards use the WLTP measuring system, which increases accuracy for consumption and emission figures. On 29 September 2017, a Quadrifoglio model set a Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes, 51.7 seconds, the fastest for a production SUV.

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