Nero Edizione Package for Giulia and Stelvio SUV

Without the cliche’ black trim, it’s still sleek and fast.

Has it come to this already for the nascent FCA brand in its U.S. comeback? On display in New York are the Nero Edizione trims that, yawn, brings a “unique look to the Alfa Romeo showroom” on 2-liter turbocharged, 280-horsepower Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV models.

Is it not enough that all Giulia and Stelvio models have not only a broad racing and performance heritage, but take the Germans on – once again – with best-in-class horsepower, 0 to 60 mph acceleration times, top speed, power-to-weight ratio, and close to 50/50 weight distribution in addition to their instantly recognizable Italian styling. During March, Alfa Romeo sales of 2,576 vehicles were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago. Giulia led the brand with 1,284 followed by Stelvio at 1,270 vehicles. 

Expanding the Giulia and Stelvio lineup, Alfa Romeo’s new Nero Edizione package wraps the Italian brand’s latest products with dark exterior accents:

  • 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
  • Dark Miron rear fascia appliqué (Stelvio specific)
  • Gloss Black roof rails (Stelvio specific)
  • Gloss Black window surrounds
  • Monotone wheel caps with Alfa Romeo logo
  • Dark Miron exterior badging

Driving home the heritage point, Stelvio Quadrifoglio – on sale in early 2018 – holds the Nürburgring record for the fastest production SUV with a lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds.

As the first iteration of a new generation of vehicles on an all-new Giorgio platform, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti sedans deliver performance and advanced technologies that include the optional Q4 AWD system in the premium mid-size sedan segment.

Take This AMG

As the top model in the lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s hard earned motorsport expertise  with a best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, plus a a record-setting Nürburgring lap time of 7:32 – the fastest ever by a four-door production sedan. (your driving results may vary).

 

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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