The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been awarded Cars.com’s fist ever’ Best In Show’ award following its unveiling at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show last week.
The Stelvio is the third new Alfa Romeo product that will reach U.S. shores and, so long as current sales trends stay the course, will probably be the most popular. It rides on the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan’s Giorgio platform and in Quadrifoglio form is powered by a Ferrari-derived twin-turbocharged 2..9-liter V6 engine.
“With its sexy curves and promising performance chops, the Stelvio easily took home Cars.com’s Best in Show award,” said Aaron Bragman, Cars.com Detroit Bureau Chief. “Alfa Romeo’s new 2018 Stelvio SUV stunned at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show.”
Alfa didn’t show the standard Stelvio and Stelvio Ti in LA, however the automaker did share some info on the two. Both will be powered by Alfa’s 280 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and will come standard with Alfa’s Q4 all-wheel drive system. Up to 13 exterior colors will be available, along with seven wheel choices ranging from 18 inches to 21 inches and an “almost endless selection of interior color and trim choices.,” the automaker says.