ALFA ROMEO STELVIO 2.2 210 DIESEL Q4 AWD SUPER
Price £38,490 On sale Now What’s new? First right-hand-drive test of the new SUV’S most powerful diesel THE STELVIO RETAINS its neat handling in 207bhp, oil-burning spec, aided by a kerb weight that’s actually 1kg less than the petrol version’s impressively trim 1660kg. Wellcontained roll, impressive traction from the four-wheel-drive system and steering that’s keen – if a bit artificialfeeling – let you make good use of the engine’s healthy torque band.
Interior layout and space are well up to class standards, while the cabin finishes just pass as ‘premium’. Less welcome are the animated ride and questionable refinement, however. Still, it’s cheaper and cleaner than the comparable BMW X3, Jaguar F-pace and Mercedes GLC, and quicker than the closest Audi Q5.