Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is “SUV of the Year”

Brian Joss – The 2020 model year of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio receives an award that the Italian high-performance SUV won once before two years ago: the car magazine AUTO ZEITUNG once again awarded the 375 kW (510 hp) top version of the series as the “SUV of the Year”.

This time the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio prevailed against eleven competitors, including the most powerful SUVs of the major German, Italian and British brands.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is equipped with a V6 bi-turbo petrol engine: its 375 kW (510 hp) provides acceleration from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 283 km/h. This agile handling is due to the active suspension with electronic shock absorber control (AlfaTM Active Suspension), the AlfaTM D.N.A. Pro Dynamic Driving Control system, enhanced by the “Race” performance mode, the Brembo® high-performance braking system, the AlfaTM Q4 electronically controlled four-wheel drive, the ideal weight distribution of almost 50/50 between front and rear axles and the extremely direct steering. Sports seats upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara® and an eight-speed automatic transmission that allows gear changes using paddles on the steering wheel further enhance the driving pleasure. Shortly after its premiere, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio set a lap record for production SUVs on the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. Highlights of the 2020 model year include advanced electronic driver assistance systems, which enable autonomous driving at level 2, and a newly developed infotainment system with an 8.8-inch (22.3-centimetre) display.

CAPTION: Winner: the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Picture: Quickpic

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