Alfa Romeo's eagerly-awaited SUV is confirmed for introduction in the South African market early in 2018 and order books are already open. Here's what you can expect to pay for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Named after the iconic mountain pass in Northern Italy, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the brand's first SUV. There are high hopes for this product and it'll rival the likes of BMW's X3, Audi's Q5, the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the all-new Volvo XC60.
Thanks to a dealership bulletin issued by Penta Motor Group, we can get an idea of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio specification for the South African market. Officially the car can now be ordered, with the first deliveries potentially arriving in early 2018. Some demonstrator units will arrive in late 2017.
The model earmarked for South African market introduction is the 2.0 GME Auto AWD. It features a turbocharged 2.0 4-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 206 kW and 400 Nm. Power goes to all four wheels via the eight-speed ZF gearbox used in the Giulia sedan. The performance will be brisk as the Stelvio 2.0 will be able to hit 100 kph in a claimed 5.7 seconds and max out at 230 kph. In terms of fuel consumption, Alfa Romeo is claiming this Stelvio will consume 7.0 L/100 km.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be comprehensively specced, which is fair considering the asking price
SA-spec cars will come in a choice of six exterior colours, with three interior colours. Two alloy wheel sizes are available; 18-inch and 20-inch. It appears that the 20-inch wheels are standard on the First Edition model. Standard specification appears comprehensive, which is fair considering this price point. A quick browse through the bulletin highlighted equipment like adaptive cruise control, 2 zone climate control, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, auto wipers, rear parking camera with front/rear sensors, satellite navigation and full leather upholstery.
There's no mention of the potent Quadrifoglio or any diesel derivatives, so it looks like we're just getting the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol for now. As always, we'll update you as soon as we hear anything.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio indicative price (July 2017)
There will be two Stelvios for our market, with the difference being trim level. Each dealership will receive an Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition demonstration unit for customers to check out in the meantime. The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will come with a 3 year/100 000 km warranty and a 6-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.
Entry R810 000
Super R946 000