Two Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles are displayed with the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club, host course of the 2017 Presidents Cup in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Alfa Romeo is backing a new group of drivers with a mid-sized sport-utility vehicle priced below $42,000 and a commitment to serve as a premier global partner of the PGA Tour’s Presidents Cup.
First, a look at the roadway before talk of the fairways.
All-new 2018 Stelvio lineup
The Italian luxury brand set the starting price of the Stelvio at $41,995, not including the $995 destination fee. It’s sister nameplate, Stelvio Ti, has a starting price of $43,995 – again minus the destination fee.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sport
“The all-new Stelvio further highlights and expands Alfa Romeo’s return to North America with a premium mid-size SUV that truly stands apart in the segment,” Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo, said in a written statement.
The Stelvio features an all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbocharged engine that generates standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, Stelvio launches from 0-60 mph in an estimated 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 144 miles per hour.
Stelvio Ti tees up more premium content and convenience offerings, including standard 19-inch wheels, wood interior accents, an 8.8-inch widescreen entertainment and information display, SiriusXM, front park sensors, heated steering wheel and heated front seats.
Alfa Romeo has also become the third global partner of the Presidents Cup joining luxury watchmaker Rolex SA and banking firm, Citigroup Inc.
About the Presidents Cup
The Presidents Cup is slated to run from Sept. 26 through October 1 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The partnership will showcase Alfa Romeo’s series of new model launches, including the Stelvio and the Giulia. The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider will also be sponsored.
The 12th Presidents Cup will be held for the first time in the New York Metropolitan area.
In 2015, it was held in South Korea, which resulted in a 15½ to14½ victory by the U.S. Team. The U.S. now holds a 9-1-1 lead with first-time U.S. Team Capt. Steve Stricker facing off against returning International Team Capt. Nick Price.
In another first, there will be four captain’s assistants for each team: Stricker will be assisted by Fred Couples, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III and Tiger Woods; Price will have Ernie Els, Tony Johnstone, Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Weir.
More information on the tournament is available at www.presidentscup.com.