Alfa Romeo continues to grow its presence in North America carefully and patiently with the Giulia and Stelvio models, particularly the Quadrifoglio versions, looking to endear itself to mavens past and future.
However, this calculated rollout of product occasionally needs a little boost to remind folks that Alfa is around and viable. To that end, the brand rolled out its Nero Edizione package for both vehicles at the New York International Auto Show.
The appearance package adds a sporty element to the Giulia and Stelvio models equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged, 280 horsepower power plants.
(First Drive: 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti. Click Here to get the story.)
The packages include:
- 20-inch Dark Miron sport aluminum wheels (Stelvio specific)
- 19-inch Dark Miron aluminum wheels (Giulia specific)
- Dark Miron “V Scudetto” grille surround
- Dark Miron exterior mirror caps
- Custom painted brake calipers (Black, Red or Yellow)
- Dark exhaust tips (late availability)
- Dark headlamp bezels
The sporty appearance add-ons also include: Dark Miron rear skid plate (Stelvio specific); Gloss Black roof rails (Stelvio specific); Gloss Black window surrounds; Monotone wheel caps with Alfa Romeo logo; and Dark Miron exterior badging.
The Stelvio, Alfa’s first-ever SUV, also was named 2018 Crossover of the Year in Popular Mechanics’ Automotive Excellence Awards at the show.
(Click Here for details about our first drive in the Stelvio.)
“The Stelvio is the Giulia of crossovers, and that’s about the highest praise we can give it. It’s got muscle, even in four-cylinder guise, but it’s also one of those cars that’s fun to drive at any speed, because of the way it feels,” said Ezra Dyer, Automotive Editor at Popular Mechanics.
“The steering is light but not numb, the ride control is taut without being harsh. It was obviously tuned by people whose priorities skew toward performance. The Stelvio feels like an Italian sport sedan, only taller. Which is exactly what it is.”
(To see more about the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Click Here.)
The Stelvio, as well as its sibling, Giulia, features best-in-class horsepower, 0 to 60 mph, top speed, power- to-weight ratio, and near perfect 50/50 weight distribution in addition to unmistakable Italian styling.