Fiat-Chrysler has announced the all-new Alfa SUV will come in two trims, with the base model starting at $52,995.
File the following statement under the "obvious" category: SUVs and crossovers are really, really popular right now. As such, virtually every major automaker is planning for or has at least one SUV in its lineup, if not several. Alfa Romeo is no exception – the Stelvio will be the company's first production SUV, and today, we know how much it will cost.
Fiat-Chrysler has announced the all-new Alfa SUV will come in two trims, with the base model starting at $52,995. The upgraded Stelvio Ti, meanwhile, will have an MSRP of $54,995. Both trims can be upgraded with a $2,500 Sport Package, while the Ti will also have an optional luxurious Lusso Package ($3,250). A pricier performance-focused Stelvio Quadrifoglio will also be available at a later date.
Alfa's SUV, which is named after the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy, will take on the likes of the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, and Audi Q5 when it hits showrooms this summer. Considering how quickly the segment is growing, and how popular some of those vehicles are, it's no surprise Alfa Romeo wanted in on the action.
"The all-new Stelvio further highlights and expands Alfa Romeo's return to North America with a premium mid-size SUV that truly stands apart in the segment," said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo.
So what does a person get for spending $50,000+ on an Alfa Romeo SUV? The Stelvio comes standard with all-wheel drive, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, minimum 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlamps, dual exhausts, and heated steering wheel, among other things.
The Ti trim adds on with features that include 19-inch wheels, wood interior accents (no "faux" stuff here), 8.8-inch infotainment screen, 3D navigation, front parking sensors, and more.
On the base model, the Sport Package adds things like a sport-tuned suspension, aluminum paddle shifters, black roof rails, coloured brake calipers, and more. On the Ti, this package adds 20-inch wheels and 12-way power adjustable seats, just for starters.
Alfa Romeo doesn't have the brand recognition of, say, BMW or even Jaguar, so it will be interesting to see if the Stelvio's driving dynamics and equipment will be able to pry away consumers who may be quite loyal to those other brands. Motor1's first drive of the SUV says that the vehicle has "the ingredients to succeed." We're betting those other European luxury carmakers are keeping a close eye on the new kid on the block.
Source: Alfa Romeo