You’ve heard it a million times: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when does imitation cross the boundary? Well, having spent more time in the Alfa’s cabin, this is a point I’m struggling with. See, anyone familiar with Audi and BMW cockpit controls may see some visual similarities between them and the Giulia’s … [Read more…]
ITS THE THOUGHT THAT counts. Launch a car named Stelvio, allow the press to drive it on the Stelvio pass, and watch the column inches pile up. If you’re Alfa Romeo though, it’s not quite that simple, particularly when the Stelvio tourist board’s own website confirms that the pass is closed from November to May.
Is there no limit to the tortures to which our testing would subject a car? Over the past few months we’ve hammered the Giulia Quadrifoglio till its tyres combusted, and – all in the name of rigorous enquiry, y’know – repeated the process at Alfa’s track, and Red Bull’s and finally our own. We’ve pasted … [Read more…]
Crucial diesel version of Alfa’s new saloon promises more than just catwalk looks The arrival of a Giulia in the UK feels like a watershed moment. For now, the steering wheel remains on the wrong side for UK, but soon that will change and the nation’s compact exec buyers will have the option of a … [Read more…]
Alfa Romeo claims its new SUV will eclipse all rivals on performance in 503bhp Quadrifoglio guise; on sale early next year, priced from around £40k Alfa Romeo’s new four- wheel-drive Stelvio Quadrifoglio, unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show in November 2016, stands to be the fastest SUV yet built, its makers claim. The 503bhp … [Read more…]
After a century in business, Alfa gets round to building an SUV. And it’s based on The Giulia… How unnervingly refreshing it is for us to bring you news of all-new Romeo – the first SUV ever to carry the Alfa name, no less, and not have to awkwardly tiptoe around the likelihood that it’ll … [Read more…]
The launch of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV at the Los Angeles motor show this month will kick-start a revival plan for the Italian marque that is mapped out to include up to nine new car launches in the next five years – potentially ushering in a rival for the BMW 5 Series, a flagship … [Read more…]