One of the world's hottest performance SUVs has finally landed in South Africa and we can bring you pricing. This is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV and here's how much it costs.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was launched in South Africa back in November 2017. Powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines driving all four wheels, the Stelvio was impressive, but not without fault. What the petrolheads were craving was the QV derivative.
Much like the much-lauded Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, the Stelvio QV comes to market with a Ferrari-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 engine. However, in this application, 375 kW and 600 Nm goes to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. In its most aggressive setting, the gearbox can change cogs in just 150 milliseconds.
Despite a weight penalty over its sedan sibling, the super SUV can sprint to 100 kph in just 3.8 seconds and run to a top speed of 283 kph. It's not just a straight line specialist either and held the Nurburgring record for SUVs for some time, before being dethroned by the V8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S.
We don't have final details on SA-spec Stelvio QVs, but the chassis features adaptive suspension, rear-biased all-wheel drive as well as active torque vectoring. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights with LED DRLs, a leather dashboard, leather and Alcantara seats, carbon fibre interior and a comprehensive infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of rivals, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV will be going up against the aforementioned Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, Audi SQ5 and forthcoming BMW X3 M.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV Price in South Africa
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV comes with a 6-year / 100 000km maintenance plan.
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