Saturday, March 20, 2021

Car FYI Canada 2021 Vehicle Guide: Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio at 2020 CIAS
Photo Credit: Car FYI Canada/Chris Nagy

Selling a little over 1,400 vehicles to Canadian customers in 2019, Alfa Romeo has a small yet unique footprint in the marketplace in this country. For 2021, Alfa Romeo will continue to import three models consisting of the Giulia sedan, Stelvio crossover and the limited production 4C Spider sports car (advertised as a 2020 model). The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio are both marketed under a realigned, simplified trim line led by base models typed as the Sprint. In June of 2020, Alfa Romeo began celebrating 110 years of vehicle production.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider  

Photo Credit: Stellantis North America

A low production, mid-engined sports car, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has wonderfully fulfilled the role of providing a true Italian performer on the street. The 4C spider is based on a carbon fiber monocoque frame inspired by Formula 1 race cars creating a well-balanced machine with race-tuned suspension. First arriving in North America in late 2014 as a hardtop model with the Spider appearing a year later, the sports car prepares to make a bold exit in the form of a limited edition special model. Introduced as a 2020 model year vehicle late in the calender year, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo pays homage to a prized 1967 Alfa Romeo sports car. With only 33 examples set to be produced in Modena, Italy, the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo wears Rosso Villa d’Este tri-coat paint on its body shell paired with an interior finished in black-and-tobacco. Grey-gold five-hole alloy wheels, commemorative badges and red transparent finish to the cabin fiber monocoque will also define this special sports car. The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo will be propelled by a small yet potent turbocharged 1.75 liter engine generating 237 horsepower. 

Notable Changes for 2021: Production of the Alfa Romeo sports car will wrap with the sale of the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo.

Canadian Pricing:

33 Stradale Tributo: $92,690

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Photo Credit: Stellantis North America

Premiering in the Canadian market for the 2017 model year, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is an elegant sport sedan crafted so gracefully with Italian character. Arriving for its fifth year with a revised trim level grading system, the 2021 Giulia features carefully balanced weight placement for optimized handling, a well-proportioned interior with leather seating and Alfa Romeo’s steering wheel mounted push-button start. Powered by a 280-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s new for 2021 Sprint trim level delivers a high-end entry-level introduction with 10-way power front seats, Forward Collision Warning with Full-Speed Stop and an infotainment system operated through an 8.8-inch multi-touch display. Upgrading to the Ti trim package for 2021 now includes a standard dual-pane sunroof and a GPS navigation system. The 2021 Giulia Ti Sport model consists of a number of performance-tuned accent touches such as a rear diffuser and 20-inch aluminum wheels as well as a newly standard limited-slip differential. Rear-wheel drive is standard while Q4 all-wheel drive is optional. At the peak of the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s 2021 model lineup, the Quadrifoglio model comes alive with a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged engine providing a driver with 505 horsepower to launch the sedan from 0 to 60 miles per hour (69.56 kilometers per hour) in 3.8 seconds. Torque Vectoring, Alfa Active suspension, carbon fiber spoiler and a Race Mode and four-mode Alfa DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector is also equipped on the 2021 Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan. 

Notable Changes for 2021: A simplified trim lineup led by Sprint entry level. Four new tri-coat exterior paint colour. Added standard features on Ti and Ti Sport models. Reshuffled Advanced Driver Assistance System technology packages.

Canadian Pricing:

Sprint: $50,995

Ti: $55,495

Ti Sport: $58,245

Quadrifoglio: $91,895 

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Photo Credit: Stellantis North America

Alfa Romeo’s mid-sized crossover vehicle, the 2021 Stelvio maintains an awe-inspiring sport focus by drawing heavily on the Giulia sport sedan. Withing the finely sculpted body panels of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a cabin with five-passenger seating and a maximum cargo volume of 56.5 cubic feet. Standard equipped with rain-sensing windshield wipers, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, power liftgate, automatic dual-zone climate control and an 8.8-inch multi-touch display, the Stelvio Sprint is propelled by an energetic turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 280 horsepower. New for 2021, a navigation system and dual-pane sunroof is now included on the Stelvio Ti while the Stelvio Ti Sport gains a standard limited-slip differential in addition to its performance accent touches such as aluminum paddle shifters. With 505 horsepower of momentum available from a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 engine, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio provides lightning-quick acceleration. All 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio crossover vehicles sold in Canada come standard equipped with Q4 all-wheel drive. 

Notable Changes for 2021: Simplified trim lineup led by Sprint entry level. Four new tri-coat exterior paint colour. Added standard features on Ti and Ti Sport models. Ti Sport and Quadrifoglio available with new 21-inch wheels. Reshuffled Advanced Driver Assistance System technology packages.

Canadian Pricing:

Sprint: $53,095

Ti: $57,595

Ti Sport: $61,145

Quadrifoglio: $97,845

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