Alfa Romeo, the Italian luxury car manufacturer, has made a name for itself with its powerful and stylish cars.
The brand has a long history of making sports cars and high-performance vehicles, but in recent years, it has expanded into the SUV market as well.
Alfa Romeo currently manufactures three SUVs: the Stelvio, the Tonale (coming mid or late 2023), and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at each of these vehicles.
The Stelvio SUV
The Stelvio SUV is Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, and it has been well-received since its launch in 2018. It features a sleek and sporty design that is quintessentially Italian, and it’s powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower.
This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, which helps the Stelvio deliver a smooth and responsive driving experience. The Stelvio can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds, which is impressive for an SUV in this price range.
The Tonale SUV
The Tonale SUV is Alfa Romeo’s newest addition to the SUV lineup. It was first introduced as a concept car in 2019 and is expected to hit showrooms in mid or late 2023.
The Tonale has a distinctive design that blends traditional Alfa Romeo styling with modern features such as LED lighting and a digital cockpit. Under the hood, the Tonale features a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder turbo PHEV engine that produces 285 horsepower.
This engine is paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, which should provide a fun and engaging driving experience. The Tonale is expected to have a starting price of around $44,490, making it the most affordable SUV in Alfa Romeo’s lineup.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the most powerful and most expensive SUV in Alfa Romeo’s lineup – it’s more powerful version of the Stelvio. It features a 2.9L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine that produces a whopping 505 horsepower.
This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, which helps the Stelvio Quadrifoglio go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. This kind of performance is on par with some of the world’s most elite sports cars, and it’s a testament to Alfa Romeo’s commitment to building high-performance vehicles.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a starting price of $88,175, which makes this car a bargain against other high-performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the BMW X5 M. The Cayenne and X5 M costs nearly twice as much in their upper trims.
Alfa Romeo’s SUV lineup offers something for everyone, from the affordable and stylish Tonale to the powerful and performance-oriented Stelvio Quadrifoglio. All three SUVs feature distinctive Italian styling and are sure to turn heads on the road.
Whether you’re looking for a practical family SUV or a high-performance machine, Alfa Romeo has an SUV that fits the bill.
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