Alfa romeo stelvio off road. The firms initial location was in naples but even before the construction of the planned factory had started darracq. Its the first suv from the italian luxury automaker and the one that buyers are most likely to see on. Luxury suvs are a mission critical segment for the italian brand. Its a david and goliath moment and as in the ancient parable the little guy is winning.
Circuit of the americas in austin texas is a serious race track that will host formula one motogp and pirelli world challenge events this year. The 20 turn 341 mile road courses high speed. And it might look something like this. The stelvio is alfa romeos first crack at an suv since returning to the us market.
The stelvio is helping alfa to post modest. The stelvio is alfa romeos sole crossover. The 2018 alfa romeo stelvio couldnt have arrived soon enough for the fledgling luxury brand. Alfa romeo reemerged into the mainstream luxury market in the us.
The stelvio is an all new model from alfa romeo that shares the same platform and powertrains as the giulia sedan. Uniquely desirable styling that stands out in the. The company that became alfa romeo was founded as societa anonima italiana darracq said in 1906 by the french automobile firm of alexandre darracq with some italian investorsone of them cavaliere ugo stella an aristocrat from milan became chairman of the said in 1909. We spend some time behind the wheels of a 2018 bmw x2 xdrive 28i and a 2018 alfa romeo stelvio to try to get a sense of which buyers these entry level suvs would match best with.
That sedan was the 2018 motor trend car of the year and the stelvio is the italian automakers.