It's a pretty thing.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the italian automaker's first swing at the world of SUVs, and has been quite the success story thus far. Having arrived in 2016 for the 2017 model year, the attractive Stelvio, alongside its sibling the Giulia, received a mid-life refresh for the 2020 model year which included new exterior colors such as Lunare White, and Verde Visconti, and a new interior design. Now Alfa Romeo has announced some more great news. The 2021 model year will see the introduction of the new range-topping Stelvio Veloce Ti, which introduces a wide range of new standard equipment and technology, as well as some new exterior design features.
The acronym Ti stands for 'Turismo Internazionale' and signifies the car's position at the top of the Stelvio range. The Veloce Ti features a brand new bumper with an aggressive diffuser, a new body-color body kit, and optional 21-inch alloy wheels finished off in a dark grey.
On the inside, the Veloce Ti's cabin resembles that of the more exclusive Quadrifoglio versions, thanks to a set of aluminum gearshift paddles, sport bucket seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara, and real carbon fiber accents. The window surrounds also feature dark highlights. Alongside the new trim, Alfa Romeo is also introducing Euro 6d-final compliant engines and a full suite of Alfa Connect Services.
The Stelvio Veloce Ti is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 280 horsepower. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission and a carbon-fiber driveshaft, which allows the Italian SUV to sprint from 0-60 mph in only 5.4 seconds. The Stelvio will reach a top speed of 144 mph. There is no word regarding the introduction of the new trim level to North America, but info on pricing and specification will be announced in January 2021. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio starts from $41,400 in the US.