Alfa Romeo has priced the Stelvio to be one of the cheapest premium SUVs available in the UK with a manufacturer suggested retail price of £33,990, it undercuts both the Jaguar F-Pace and BMW X3.
The price for their Quadrifoglio version with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine remains a mystery for now, but most potential buyers will go for the 2.2-litre diesel Stelvio anyways. Delivering 180hp to its rear wheels, the base model Stelvio costs £740 less than the entry-level Jaguar F-Pace powered by a 2.0-litre diesel.
UK customers will only be getting two engine options at launch; a 210hp 2.2-liter diesel and a 280hp 2.0-liter petrol unit, both of which comes standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Those who want the entry level model or a 200hp 2.0-liter petrol powered Stelvio will have to wait until September.
Similar to its sedan sibling, the Stelvio will be offered in four trim levels not including the top-tier Quadrifoglio. There’s the standard ‘Stelvio’, 'Super', 'Speciale' and 'Milano Edizione'.
Though the sub $34k entry-level trim undercuts the F-Pace, by £740, the Mercedes-Benz GLC by £2435 and the Audi Q5 by £4045, that doesn’t mean Alfa Romeo hasn’t equipped it with plenty of features. There’s the set of 17in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, 8.8in infotainment system, automatic lights and wipers, two rear USB ports, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist.
According to AutoCar, the Stelvio is expected to reach dealers during the summer of 2017.