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New Alfa Romeo Stelvio ‘Veloce Ti’ revealed

In a nutsell:

  • Replaces the ‘Veloce’ at the top of the Stelvio range.
  • While stylish and fast, it’s not as potent as sister car the award-winning Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
  • New line up of engines also promised for the Stelvio and the Giulia.

ALFA Romeo’s stylish Stelvio SUV has been given a new range-topping model - the Veloce Ti.

And while it’s not as potent as its performance-oriented sibling, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, it should prove plenty quick enough, coming with a 280hp 2.0-litre Turbo petrol engine, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and ‘Q4’ all-wheel drive.

As it stands the Stelvio comes in four guises - base Super, which starts at £39,360, followed by Sprint, Lusso Ti and Veloce.

So when the Veloce Ti hits the line-up in 2021 it’ll add a fifth dimension to the Stelvio stable.

The standard Super is already pretty well specced, coming with an 8.8 inch infotainment screen, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as driver assistance systems like lane departure warning and Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB).

The Veloce adds an uprated sound system with 11 speakers and a subwoofer, wireless charging pad, 20 inch alloys, active cruise control, steering wheel paddles, the parking assistance pack and tinted rear windows.

And now the Veloce Ti adds even more styling flourishes.

There’s a new rear bumper with a specific diffuser, a body coloured body kit, and 21-inch five-hole alloy wheels with a dark finish.

The interior features aluminium gearshift paddles, sporty seats in leather and Alcantara, black headlining and real carbon fibre accents.

If you’re wondering, by the way ‘Ti’ stands for ‘Turismo Internazionale’, and it’s a name that’s been applied to the swankiest Alfas for a good few decades now.

Of course, if you’re looking for a really special Stelvio, you’ve got to consider the Quadrifoglio.

Prices begin at £73,195 and underpinning everything is a 2.9 litre V6 twin-turbo engine producing power of 510HP.

That’s enough to catapult you from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds.

The Quadrifoglio needs uprated brakes to cope with all that grunt, while the interior is as plush as you’d expect from cars in this class, which include the likes of the Porsche Macan Turbo and Jaguar F-Pace SVR.

As well as the Veloce Ti, Alfa has also promised a new range of Euro 6d-final compliant engines for the Stelvio, as well as the Giulia, for 2021, with details to be announced in January.

There’s also a host of new ‘Alfa Connect Services’ on the way, including SOS call function, an Amazon Alexa interface, and an app that monitors the health of the car at all times.

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