Two years ago, Alfa Romeo introduced the first-ever SUV and it looks like we are already about to see some changes for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio model. The famous sports car maker is about to update its complete lineup and the focus will be on the interior design. According to the latest reports, the new version will come with a significantly upgraded cabin, while the rest of the crossover is pretty much about to remain unchanged. Expect to see the new version a little bit earlier than usual, most likely in the third quarter of the next year.
- Excellent handling
- Attractive and distinctive styling
- Monstrous optional six-cylinder engine
- Rivals feature better interior quality
The Stelvio is quite a fresh model on the market. It came a couple of years ago and the upcoming year probably won’t bring more important changes. Still, minor visual upgrades are possible. We could see a bunch of small tweaks to the styling, but definitely nothing significant. On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will definitely remain unchanged. The 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will continue to ride on the same Giorgio platform, the same that underprints the Giulia sedan. The two models are closer than you would imagine, especially when it comes to suspension design, so it’s no wonder that the Stelvio offers spectacular driving dynamics, despite sitting pretty high. This is one of the rare areas where this crossover is in a clear advantage compared to German competitors like Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, and Audi Q5.
This is the aspect where we expect to see big changes. The current model has many strong points, but the interior design is definitely a drawback. Compared to the competition, the interior quality is on a notably lower level, and that is the most anticipated novelty for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Better materials, additional features and similar modifications are things we expect to see in the updated model. Also, count on an update of tech features.
In this aspect, we probably won’t see bigger changes. The current model comes with three engines in the offer. The lineup starts with an efficient 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 280 horsepower. This makes the Stelvio one of the most powerful compact crossover when we talk about base models. Things are even better if you decide for a 2.9-liter Quadrifoglio six-cylinder engine from Ferrari, which delivers more than 500 horsepower, enough to provide 0-60 time in less than four seconds. Models with this engine are definitely among fastest SUVs you can around. Finally, you can find a diesel engine in some markets. It is a familiar 2.2-liter JTD unit which comes in several output variants, between 150 and 210 hp.
2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Release Date and Price
Considering all these updates, the 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio should come earlier than usual. Most likely, we will see it sometime in the third quarter of next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around $40,000.