Judged by the professional team at ‘What Car?’, the legendary Italian brand beat off stiff competitors from Audi, Mercedes, BMW and final year’s category winner Porsche, to win the 2018 award. This considerable win is the most recent accolade for the Giulia, which has won seven business awards in the UK in the final 12 months alone.
Combining 50:50 weight distribution with rear-wheel drive architecture, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by a 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, which permits it to accomplish a best speed of 191mph (307 kmph) and accelerate from zero to 62mph (100 kmph) in just three.9 seconds.
The Giulia was also nominated in the ‘Executive Saloon’ category, although the Stelvio was amongst the nominees in the ‘Large SUV’ class.
Talking about Stelvio, the Alfa Romeo brand’s very first-ever SUV scooped the ‘Premium SUV’ title at the inaugural edition of the CCT100 Awards organised by the UK’s ‘Company Car Today’. The CCT100 awards are open to the greatest models accessible to corporate fleet purchasers, with the winners selected by a jury of business specialists. The choice in each and every category is primarily based on a wide variety of criteria, such as driver desirability, worth, practicality, appeal, corporate fleet sales volumes, residual worth and emissions.
The Stelvio accomplished very first spot in its class by virtue of its low emission volume and security functions, along with its sophisticated, sporty style and the outstanding driving encounter it gives.
These are not the only attributes that make Stelvio distinctive and extremely attractive – it also expresses the feelings and superlative overall performance intrinsic to the genuine ‘Alfa spirit’, now combined in a sport utility automobile for the very first time in more than a century of Alfa Romeo history.
And with 34.two per cent of the votes cast by ‘Quattroroute’ readers, the Stelvio also won the Italian magazine’s prestigious ‘New Car of the Year 2018’ award, sweeping aside stellar competitors to finish ahead of no fewer than 12 models from distinct segments and brands. The victory is even much more impressive in view of the huge gap separating Stelvio from the second and third placed vehicles (with 10 per cent and 9.two per cent of the votes respectively), and sees the Stelvio following in the footsteps of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which won the award in 2017.
But it is not just the British and Italian motoring press that continues to rave about Alfa Romeo. Germany’s prestigious Auto, Motor und Sport specialist magazine’s readers also gave a huge thumbs up to the Giulia by picking it, for the second year operating, as the greatest medium-class imported vehicle. Now in its 42nd edition of the reader survey, the Alfa Romeo Giulia got 22.four per cent of the votes. These most recent accolades add to the developing good results of Alfa Romeo’s most recent models, which have claimed several business awards given that their launch final year.
Information Source: Muscat Daily