Our Toby Hagon gets behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and explains what it’s like to drive, what the interior’s like and whether you should consider it over its German rivals…

In A Nutshell: Alfa Romeo Took More Than A Century To Build Its First SUV, The Stelvio, Which Has Come Out Fighting With A Sporty Demeanour In A Competitively-Priced Mid-Sized Package.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Specifications

Price $65,900+ORC Warranty 3 years, 150,000km Service Intervals 12 months, 15,000km Safety5-star ANCAP rating Engine 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol Power 148kW at 4500rpm Torque330Nm at 1750rpm Transmission 8-speed auto Drive Four-wheel drive Dimensions 4687mm (L), 1903mm (W), 1648mm (H), 2818mm (WB) Kerb Weight 1619kg Towing 2000kg Towball Download 200kg Boot Space 525L Spare Repair kit (space saver spare optional; reduces boot space by 5 percent) Fuel Tank 64L Thirst 7.0L/100km

After more than 100 years of vehicle production, Alfa Romeo finally bit the bullet and built an SUV. But the Stelvio isn’t one of those dirt under its nails SUVs. This thing has bitumen in its veins and is more about the high-ride of an SUV which seems to be what everyone wants, but the on-road performance expected from an Alfa. Watch the video to find out what we think.


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