You might remember that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV was revealed last November at the L.A. Auto Show 2016. The sleek, sporty four-door vehicle was the company’s first-ever SUV and created quite a stir. Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven has been waiting with great anticipation to see it become available for shoppers like you.Alfa Romeo engineers concentrated for so long on the Alfa Romeo 4C sports car and the mid-sized Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan that we’re pretty excited about an SUV that is promised to live up to the mountain pass that it was named after.

Powered by an all-aluminum, turbocharged, 2-liter engine with 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is guaranteed to be fast. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (the model that was shown in Los Angeles) is even faster, with a twin-turbocharged 2.9 liter V-6 that raises the horsepower to 505 and the torque to 443, clearly the brand’s most powerful engine ever. Capable of an amazing zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is bound to be a record-setter.

A bread-and-butter model is expected soon. Alfa Romeo engineers will offer a base model and a better-equipped Ti (Turismo Internazionale) model. Each will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive will be standard across the range.

Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven hopes that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be available soon. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the new SUV. You might also want to take a look at the new exotic cars currently on hand in our showroom that serves the Auburndale and Lakeland areas.