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New York 2017: New Alfa Romeo Stelvio displays powerful trio

The brand new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
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Following its world premiere in Los Angeles last November, the brand new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio midsize luxury SUV is presenting its full lineup to the North American public this week at the New York Auto Show.

There will be three models starting with the Stelvio and Stelvio Ti, both using a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder delivering 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s 2.9L twin-turbo V6 supplies 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque for 0-100km/h sprints in less than 4.0 seconds.

All of them epitomize the brand’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) motto.

“The 2018 Stelvio lineup marks Alfa Romeo’s venture into the second fastest-growing premium segment and an important next chapter of the brand’s rich 105-year heritage as we continue to grow in North America,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “From the new Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models, to the ultra-high-performance Quadrifoglio model, each of our Alfa Romeo SUVs deliver class-leading power and driving dynamics, standard all-wheel drive, next-level technologies and race-inspired performance, plus gorgeous design and breathtaking style that could only be from an SUV born in Italy.”

Both the Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models are available with a Sport Package (larger wheels, sport steering wheel and pedals, aluminum and black accents, etc.), while the latter also offers a Lusso Package (Luxury Pieno Fiore Italian leather, genuine wood trim, etc.).

However, we still don’t know exactly when the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will land in Canadian showrooms or how much it will cost. FCA has yet to provide these details. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we get them.