SUV WITH ITALIAN FLAIR: ALFA ROMEO’S STELVIO AIMS FOR A SPORTY SWEET SPOT
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian manufacturer’s first SUV. Jack Evans sees how it shapes out in a very competitive market place
WHAT’S NEW? Alfa Romeo, being a manufacturer of dynamically capable vehicles, has worked hard to ensure the Stelvio is geared towards ‘sporty’ driving more than other SUVS on the market today. As such, you’ll find it has perfect 50/50 weight distribution, and suspension set up to provide a more dynamic drive, rather than an overtly comfortable one.
They’ve also carried over many of the features which were popular on the Giulia saloon; the gearshift paddles, for instance, are massive and crafted from aluminium, while the steering rack is quicker than you’d expect - another trait of the Giulia.