ALFA ROMEO STELVIO 2.2 210 DIESEL Q4 AWD SU­PER

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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.

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