SAME ACRONYM, NEW MEANING.
PUTTING THE S BACK IN SUV
THE TRUE MEANING OF SUV
The acronym SUV is a part of our everyday vocabulary. It has become such a general term that it’s hard to find its true meaning. SUV stands for sport utility vehicle, but what does SUV really mean for Alfa Romeo? Since 1910, Alfa Romeo has been focused on creating a driving ex-perience that creates a powerful emotion and puts the driver at the center, whether it’s a track, city street or mountain pass like the one Stelvio gets its name from. The undeniable performance and emotion that come from Alfa Romeo’s first ever SUV are putting sport front and center once again. Right where it belongs.
HISTORY WROTE A NEW STORY
There was a time when rugged vehicles were more necessary and SUVs were limited to those who needed extra capabilities. Thankfully, those times have changed and so has the form and function of an SUV. Today, Stelvio leads the charge with all of its state-of-the-art technology, from the exclusive Alfalink™ suspension to precision engineering and stunning Italian design. It delivers the safety, comfort and versatility that is expected from an SUV while shifting the paradigm about what sport and performance mean for an SUV.
COMFORT THAT COUNTS ON AN SUV
The use and utility of a modern SUV have undoubtedly changed over the years. Alfa Romeo has shaped the landscape of the SUV category with Stelvio and its spacious, yet refined design that creates an elevated sense of pleasure and comfort in perfect harmony with its performance. The interior envelopes the driver and passengers, providing ample space and legroom for everyone on board as well as an overly spacious boot. These features along with iconic Alfa Romeo engineering have been combined to create a genuinely uncompromised SUV that redefines ver-satility creating one of a kind emotions.
NEVER BEFORE SEEN POWER ON A SUV
The striking lines and design of the first SUV from Alfa Romeo demonstrate the finest in Italian design, but Stelvio puts the “sport” back in SUV with its world-class engine. The diesel and petrol engines are both sculpted from a full aluminum monobloc that can generate up to 280hp, and up to 510 hp for Quadrifoglio versions of the award-winning SUV. The ingenious design of the in-line four cylinders engine paired with its state-of-the-art mechanics, including a variable geometry turbocharger and an 8-speed automatic transmission, put the SUV in rare company as it creates unparalleled power and exceptional efficiency.
WHAT IS NEXT
Tonale Concept – presented at Geneva International Motor Show 2019 - marks the debut of Alfa Romeo in the compact utility vehicle segment and in the electrification: the natural evolution of the brand on the way towards propulsive synergy capable of enhancing performance and driving dynamics.
Alfa Romeo is reinterpreting its own DNA to capture the new idea of beauty, energy, harmony, efficiency and driving pleasure.