Alfa Romeo debuts SUV at Geneva

Luxury car maker Alfa Romeo will debut its first SUV at the Geneva Auto Show this week in response to the flourishing sports utility market, alongside a refreshed Giulia sports range.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio contains four powertrain options. The first is the 2.0-litre, 205kW turbocharged petrol engine, first launched in Europe two months ago. The diesel options are largely similar, with a 132kW 2.2-litre, and a 154kW 2.2-litre engine. Both engines are married to an automatic eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive.

At the top of the range, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio contains a 375kW 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo petrol engine, which debuted in Los Angeles last November.

The latest incarnation of the Giulia sports sedan will also be on display with a range of engine options. The first is the Giulia Veloce with a 205kW 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, automatic eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. The Giulia Veloce is also on display with the same 154kW 2.2 diesel engine with an automatic eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive, as seen in the Stelvio SUV

The Guilia range tops out with the Competizione Red Quadrifoglio, equipped with a 375kW 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo petrol engine matched with an automatic eight-speed transmission.

A new version is also set to launch in Europe this month– the Giulia Super with a 2.2-litre, 133kW engine with the same automatic eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive.

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan is “weeks away” from its New Zealand debut, and the Stelvio SUV is scheduled to reach the country by the end of the year, according to Fiat Chrysler New Zealand.

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