Al­fa’s fir­st SUV

Top Yacht Design - - Contents - By Giu­lia Trin­kaf

Stel­vio is the fir­st ever Al­fa Ro­meo SUV and re­tains the mar­que si­gna­tu­re spor­ty dy­na­mics wi­th beau­ti­ful­ly ba­lan­ced weight, the be­st stee­ring feed­back in its seg­ment and evol­ved su­spen­sions fea­tu­ring Al­fa­lin­kTM tech­no­lo­gy as well as a broad ran­ge of ul­tra­light ma­te­rials su­ch as car­bon-fi­bre whi­ch is used for the dri­ve­shaft and alu­mi­nium for the en­gi­nes, su­spen­sion, bon­net, mud­guards, rear hat­ch and doors. Al­fa Ro­meo Q4 All Wheel Dri­ve de­li­vers un­com­pro­mi­sing roa­d­hol­ding. Su­perb per­for­man­ce and hand­ling are mat­ched by great pas­sen­ger spa­ce and com­fort too. You can al­so choo­se ei­ther a 200 bhp or 280 bhp 2-li­tre Tur­bo Pe­trol wi­th ei­ther 200hp or 280 hp en­gi­ne or a 190-bhp or 210-bhp 2.2-li­tre Tur­bo Die­sel. Bo­th are cou­pled wi­th an 8-speed au­to­ma­tic tran­smis­sion (AT8) the Q4 All Wheel Dri­ve. The Qua­dri­fo­glio on the other hand sports a 510-bhp 2.9-li­tre twin tur­bo V6. Sa­fe­ty fea­tu­res in­clu­de eve­ry­thing from IBS to For­ward Col­li­sion War­ning, Au­to­no­mous Emer­gen­cy Bra­ke, La­ne De­par­tu­re War­ning, and even Blind Spot Mo­ni­to­ring ( BSM) wi­thRear Cross-Pa­th De­tec­tion. La­stly, Adap­ti­ve Crui­se Con­trol adap­ts speed to traf­fic con­di­tions.

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