Alfa Romeo Stelvio Two Years Later



Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Two Years Later

About two short years ago the first Alfa Romeo SUV hit the roads in the US delivering a thrilling driving experience, outstanding performance and sporty style. It was the first time that these distinctive features embodying the genuine “Alfa spirit” have now come together in a sport utility vehicle.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was instrumental in setting new rules for the medium-sized premium SUV segment currently dominated by Jaguar, Lexus, Range Rover, Cadillac and BMW. After being road tested for a few years this Alfa Romeo measures up against the competition and the high performing and expensive Quadrifoglio version’s luxury and exceptional performance often outpace the finest offerings by the finest makers.






The Stelvio’s proportions express strength, dynamism and compactness. Externally, its attractive line is the perfect blend of tradition, design and performance, an integral part of the brand’s history, dating back over a century. Achieving this mix, now as in the past, involves combining the three ingredients of Alfa Romeo design: proportion, simplicity and top-quality surfacing. It’s not a Lexus RX, which strives to for comfort appealing to a broader customer base and even without the road handling dynamics of the Jaguar E-Pace or F-Pace the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has held it’s own. Named after a treacherous mountain pass in Italy this Alfa is based on the same rear-drive platform and architecture as the critically acclaimed Gilulia sedan, but the Stelvio adds cargo space and a higher ride height while preserving the uniquely fabulous Italian visual flair and dynamic driving characteristics that are synonymous with the brand.


In true Alfa Romeo tradition the handling on this SUV is almost worthy of a real sports car, proven by balanced weight distribution, the most direct steering ratio in the segment and state-of-the-art suspension with that we feel is second to Jaguar. It is the use of ultra-lightweight, hi-tech materials including carbon fiber for the drive shaft and aluminum for the engines, suspension systems, hood, wings, doors and the tailgate does make this a true Alfa. Our test car had the ultimate in road-holding Q4 all-wheel drive system that is a must in the northeast US and my hometown of Michigan.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio did bring a bit of Italian style to this segment with minimal interior that is tasteful and elegant with plenty of room that still has the Stelvio tailored in all respects to embody Italian good companionship, comfort and taste. Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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