Can You Buy Alfa Romeo In The U.S.?
You’d be quickly forgiven for thinking that Alfa Romeo was strictly a European-market offering. In fact, for a span of about thirteen years, it actually was. Thankfully, that run ended with the proliferation of a handful of 100 8C Competizione models and then *boom* a myriad of high-profile commercials from 2017 announcing a full-scale return to the U.S. market for the brand.
Alfa Romeo’s U.S. re-emergence comes in conjunction with its previous built-in success in markets like France, Germany, UK, China, and, (where else?) Italy.
But, now another word regarding those 2017 commercials.
One of these started, intriguingly, with “Dear predictable,” before its female narrator breaks up with the type of monotony associated with the everyday driving experience; she ends by opting for (what else?) the powerful, elusive qualities of the Alfa Romeo Giulia instead.
And really, why wouldn’t she?
As a world-class sport sedan that’s been designed to excite, the Alfa Romeo Giulia represents the brand’s return to its roots. There’s even a Nero (or black) Edizione for those mesmerized by a darker sense of style. For SUV enthusiasts, there’s the incomparable Stelvio.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Luxury SUV
Rairdon’s Alfa Romeo of Kirkland has the 2018 Stelvio. Exterior color variants include Alfa Rosso, Vulcano Black Metallic, Verde Visconti Metallic, Alfa White, and Montecarlo Blue Metallic. Package options consist of Stelvio/ Stelvio TI (with available Sport and Lusso Packages) and there’s also a Stelvio TI Lusso.
Performance wise, the 2018 Stelvio comes with an all-aluminum 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves 280 horsepower, 306 lb-ft of torque, and a top speed of 144mph. Interior color options consist of Red Sport Leather, Chocolate Sport Leather, and Black Sport Leather.
Other Stelvio features include:
5 Seats/ 4 doors
Passenger Power Folding Mirror
Integrated Key/ Remote/ Remote Engine Start
Primary Monitor Touchscreen
(Optional) Panoramic Sunroof and Heated Steering Wheel
Stelvio Ti Sport
20-Inch Sport Aluminum Wheels
Gloss Black Window Surround Moldings and Black Roof Rails
Red Brake Calipers with White Script
12-Way Power Front Leather Seats including Four-Way Power Lumbar Support with Power Bolsters and Manual Thigh Support
Leather-Wrapped Sport Steering Wheel with Black Push-Button Start
Steering Column-Mounted Aluminum Paddle Shifters
Aluminum Interior Accents
Aluminum Sport Pedals and Footrest
Stelvio Ti Lusso
The Stelvio Ti also comes with an available Lusso Package. The company describes it as being designed to seduce drivers with its blend of luxury + performance.
Features for the TI Lusso include:
Genuine Dark Gray Oak or Light Walnut Wood Interior Accents
Luxury Leather Seats with Cannelloni Design
12-Way Power Front Seats Including Four-Way Power Lumbar Support
Leather-Wrapped Dash and Upper Door Panels with Accent Stitching
Aluminum Pedals and Footrest
Stelvio’s Quadrifoglio trim boasts 505-hp, 2.9-liter V-6 (premium). Its other standout features include:
Navigation System with Voice Activation
Optional Power Glass Tilting and Sliding Sunroof
8-way power driver seat
Simulated suede/leather upholstery
Smart Device Integration (e.g., Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)