Legendary Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has officially expanded the 2.0L turbocharged, 280-horsepower Giulia and Stelvio lineup by premiering new Nero Edizione Packages for both vehicles at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
Popular Mechanics also announced at the show that the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been named “Crossover of the Year” in the magazine’s annual Automotive Excellence Awards. While the the Alfa Romeo Giulia was one of the ten finalists for the 2018 World Car Awards “Car of the Year” and was named the 2018 Motor Trend “Car of the Year.”
Both the Stelvio and the Giulia put out 280 horsepower, can hit 60mph in under six seconds and now both come with the option of adding Alfa Romeo’s new Nero Edizione package. The package comes with Dark Miron aluminum wheels, grills, exterior mirror caps and badging, custom-painted brake calipers, dark exhaust tips and headlamp bezels, Gloss Black window surrounds, and monotone wheel caps with the Alfa Romeo logo.
“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.”
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