06 Feb 2018
Alfa Romeo Stelvio is “New Car of the Year 2018”
Stelvio wins yet another top award. Chosen by Quattroruote readers by a large margin, the Alfa Romeo brand's first SUV wins the monthly magazine's most coveted prize. On the award's roll of honour, Alfa Romeo Stelvio's name comes straight after the Giulia sports sedan, which won the last edition
The award ceremony took place today in Milan, on "Quattroruote Day". Before an audience of leading personalities from industry, journalism and the automotive sector, the award was presented to Alfredo Altavilla, Chief Operating Officer FCA Emea.
With 34.2% of the votes cast by Quattroruote readers on the magazine's website, the first Alfa Romeo SUV swept aside stellar competition, finishing ahead of no fewer than 12 models from different segments and brands. The victory is even more impressive in view of the large gap separating Stelvio from the second and third placed cars (with 10% and 9.2% of the votes respectively).
First held in 2000, the competition has been won by a total of twelve FCA models, most recently last year by the Giulia sports sedan, the trailblazer for the new Alfa Romeo generation which, like the Stelvio SUV, represents the excellence of Italian automotive design and engineering worldwide. What's more, in FCA's view, readers' passionate interest in this title also underlines the standing of Quattroruote itself and its entire editorial staff.
The "New Car of the Year 2018" award confirms Stelvio's undisputed appeal for a vast public. Naturally, this is thanks to its elegant, sporty style, combined with its superlative handling and the supreme performances it delivers. Stelvio therefore expresses the genuine "Alfa spirit", embodied in a sport utility vehicle for the first time in over a century of history. The model also stands for unbeatable safety, reflected by the sought-after Euro NCAP five star rating, and proudly holds the title of "fastest SUV around the circuit" after Stelvio Quadrifoglio set the lap record at Germany's legendary Nürburgring.
Turin, 6 February 2018