Alfa announces

Stelvio prices

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, side, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2017
Alfa Romeo Stelvio, front, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2017
Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2017, interior

ALFA Romeo's first SUV, the Stelvio, will be priced from £33,990 when it goes on sale in the UK in September.

The 11 model line-up will include a limited run of range-topping Milano Edizione special models costing from £43,990 for a 2.2-litre 210bhp diesel and £45,390 for a high performance 280bhp 2.0-litre petrol model.

That version is laying claim to being the quickest medium-sized SUV on the market with a 0 to 60 time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. Fuel economy is rated at 40mpg with emissions of 161g/km.

The diesel Stelvio is almost as quick at 6.6 seconds 0 to 60 and Alfa claims it can return 58.9mpg with a CO2 figure of 127g/km.

Both are four-wheel-drive with an eight-speed auto box as standard.

They will be joined by a 180bhp diesel available either as a 4x4 or a real wheel drive variant and a 200bhp petrol which is all-wheel-drive only.

Including the special edition models four trim specifications are available with the entry level cars including 17-inch alloys, LED tail lights and Alfa's DNA multi-mode drive programme.

Interior features include dual zone climate control and an 8.8-inch display screen to supplement a 3.5-inch TFT screen in the instrument cluster.

Sat nav is standard on higher grade Speicale versions which are priced from £41,490 while the Milano Edizione models sit on 20-inch alloys and come with leather sports seats, an upgraded sound system and a rear view camera among their standard features.

The Stelvio, which made its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, has already been given a five star Euro NCAP safety score and all models include autonomous emergency brake systems with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, forward collision and lane departure warning.

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