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I just read Mark Walton’s excellent piece on the new Range Rover Velar, tested in/ against Norway (CAR, September).4
Being a Norwegian myself I can’t help laughing at how spot-on he got it. I’m sure he was kind of joking, but the part about the Jante law is (sadly) true. The Range Rover (any which one) is seen as a sign of elitism and self-elevation, and that does not go down well in this part of Scandinavia.
Norwegians are patriots, and whenever someone says something about our country we are filled with great pride. So, naturally I loved your article.
Anyway, the car looks great. I want one! But probably shouldn’t. But, it would make me look good! But they’d hate me. Oh, crap... Ole Martin Hoel
During a lifetime of reading CAR I have never been so shocked as when reading Chris Chilton’s words during the giant test of three SUVs: Alfa Romeo vs Volvo vs Audi (CAR, September).
Regarding the Alfa Stelvio, he says: ‘Unless you’re dead set against driving an SUV you’d be mad to go for the saloon.’ I thought CAR was a magazine for petrolheads who only buy SUVs out of dire family need.
Maybe I am biased as I adore my new Giulia Veloce, which powers along hugging the tarmac like a sticky rollercoaster.
As for his comments on the style of the interior… you either get Alfa’s simple, elegantly composed, beautifully proportioned design, or you don’t. Chris V Lloyd
Every curve is there for a reason, every line goes somewhere, every surface a delight
Is the Alfa Stelvio excellent full stop, or excellent for an SUV?