The Alfa Romeo Stelvio range in Europe has a new model that closes the gap — at least visually — with the range-topping Quadrifoglio. Unfortunately, it won’t be coming to Australia.
The updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio is expected to arrive Down Under in the first quarter of 2021, and pricing is yet to be announced.
The new Stelvio Veloce Ti has a new rear diffuser insert, along with tinted windows and unique badging. The 21-inch alloy wheels have a dark finish and are an inch bigger than on the standard Veloce model.
Inside the cabin there’s real carbon-fibre trim, aluminium paddle shifters, sports seats covered in a mixture of leather and faux suede, and black headliner material.
As with other Stelvios, the Veloce Ti comes with an 8.8-inch infotainment system.
There’s also a host of assisted driving features, including lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane following assist, and driver attention monitoring.
In Europe the Veloce Ti is powered by either a 206kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, or a 154kW/470Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel.
This means there’s still a sizeable step up to the Quadrifoglio, which is motivated by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 with 375kW and 600Nm.
Both of the Veloce Ti’s engines drive all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.