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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review

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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review

Alfa Romeo has bolstered its Stelvio line-up with a new mid-tier performance variant to bridge the gap between the core range and the full-fat Quadrifoglio – but is it any good?

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs

The wider Alfa Romeo Stelvio range has been on sale in Australia since the middle of 2018, but we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the range-topping Quadrifoglio performance hero. Well, it'll be here in January, and it'll cost $149,900 before on-road costs, a $6k premium over the related Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition diesel review
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition diesel review

Automotive icon Alfa Romeo has awoken from its slumber. Does the new Stelvio crossover do enough to disrupt the ever-growing premium SUV market and give the German brands a fright?


The automotive name of thrones: Around the world in 80 cars
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The automotive name of thrones: Around the world in 80 cars

There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves to the point where they almost overshadow the brands they come from. Take Mustang and Corvette for instance, which have broken the bonds of their Ford and Chevrolet parents and grown into brands of their own...


Alfa Romeo baby SUV could be built on shrunken Stelvio platform - report
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Alfa Romeo baby SUV could be built on shrunken Stelvio platform - report

Alfa Romeo will build its new Audi Q3 and BMW X1 rival on a smaller version of the platform underpinning its Giulia and Stelvio, according to new reports out of the UK. Coverage by Auto Express suggests Alfa Romeo will have two new SUV models in showrooms by 2021, the first of which targets the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Jaguar E-Pace and Volvo XC40 and their fast-growing segment...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio with rear-wheel drive added to US range, not for Oz
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio with rear-wheel drive added to US range, not for Oz

A lighter, cheaper Alfa Romeo Stelvio with rear-wheel drive will join the North American line-up for 2019, but there's no word on whether the new variant will be added to the Australian line-up. According to Car and Driver, the 2019 model-year Stelvio will get a new entry-level model with rear-drive in the USA...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

With the medium SUV segment already brimming with premium Europeans, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will need to be something really special to compete in a crowded market.


CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'
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CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'

In the studio this week with Mandy Turner are Mike Costello and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI have been announced, along with leaked details about the Renault Megane RS. Plus, Audi Australia is focusing on sustainability instead of volume, specs for the Tesla Model 3 Performance have been revealed, and the Chrysler 300 SRT Core and BMW 530D have joined the NSW Highway Patrol fleet...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti announced from $78,900
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti announced from $78,900

Alfa Romeo has made the Stelvio Ti official in Australia, with the 206kW SUV priced from $78,900 before on-road costs. The hotter SUV, which has been offered in overseas markets since launch, is powered by the 206kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine from the Giulia Veloce. Alfa Romeo says it runs from standstill to 100km/h in just 5...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets five-star ANCAP rating

ANCAP has released its latest set of safety ratings this week, with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio scoring top marks, while the Citroen C3 scored a disappointing four stars. Based on tests conducted by sister agency, Euro NCAP, the Stelvio scored an impressive 97 per cent for adult occupant protection – just shy of the related Giulia sedan's record 98 per cent score...


The week's top news stories, April 22
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The week's top news stories, April 22

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under

Alfa Romeo will bring the more powerful Stelvio Ti offered in overseas markets to Australia later this year. With power from the same 206kW/400Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as the Giulia Veloce, the Ti sprints to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds – 1.5 seconds faster than the base petrol Stelvio, and 0...


CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!
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CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio pricing and specs
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio pricing and specs

Australian details for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio range have been announced this week, ahead of a March 20 on-sale date. Priced from $65,900 before on-road costs, the Stelvio starts around $5000 higher than the Giulia sedan, and will be available with two powertrains at launch – one petrol and one diesel...


Alfa Romeo specials heading to Geneva
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Alfa Romeo specials heading to Geneva

Alfa Romeo has revealed a slew of special-edition models for the Geneva motor show, based on the 4C, Giulia and Stelvio. There's quite a bit to cover – here's a look at each model. Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING Headlining the Alfa Romeo stand at the Geneva motor show are the matte-grey Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING specials, celebrating each model's record lap around the iconic German race track...


Most anticipated new cars of 2018
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Most anticipated new cars of 2018

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


260kW Alfa Romeo Giulia spotted on service website
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260kW Alfa Romeo Giulia spotted on service website

The Alfa Romeo Giulia range may be in line for a more powerful engine, to bridge the gap between the regular models and the tyre-frying Quadrifoglio. A more powerful engine was spotted by Bozi Tatarevic, a freelance automotive journalist, on Mopar Tech Authority, a global service and parts website run by Fiat Chrysler...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets Nurburgring SUV record
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets Nurburgring SUV record

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in seven minutes 51.7 seconds, setting a new record for a production SUV. Its time is eight seconds quicker than the previous record holder, the outgoing Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Even as an SUV, the time set by the Stelvio Quadrifoglio places it between the 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar and the 2015 BMW M4 on the race track's official leaderboard...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio local details - UPDATE

Update: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that the specifications initially listed for the 2.2-litre diesel engine were incorrect. See article for details. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio range will start arriving in showrooms toward the end of quarter one next year, with two new engine variants and a high-performance Quadrifoglio variant to follow, the Italian marque has confirmed...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian marque's first salvo in the SUV segment and it will go up against some of the most popular vehicles in Australia when it lands early in 2018.