The return of Alfa Romeo to North America shifted into higher gear in 2016 as the Italian car marker unveiled its all-new SUV, the Stelvio, and gave the public its first opportunity to learn more about the new Giulia sport sedan.
Alfa Romeo took to the stage at AutoMobility LA before the LA Auto Show for the world debut of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The premium mid-size SUV offers all of the design, style and performance that consumers have come to expect from Alfa Romeo and marks the brand’s emergence in one of the fastest- growing segments in the United States.
The four-door Stelvio offers unparalleled performance in an SUV, delivering a best-in-class 505 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque from its Ferrari-derived 2.9L V-6 engine. When drivers need more control, they can rely on the Q4 all-wheel-drive system, which comes standard on all Stelvio models.
In the months following the reveal of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the LA Auto Show in November 2015, the performance sedan set records and stoked the interest of customers throughout this year.
Alfa Romeo brought the Giulia to Monterey Car Week and displayed it among the premium vehicles at events throughout the region.
Not only did the car impress attendees at car shows and galas in California, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio hit the Nürburgring in Germany with a record-setting time of 7:32, the fastest ever by a four-door production sedan.
4C Spider named to “Hot List”
The handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider offers its owners race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and a future collectible vehicle. This year, Hagerty classic car experts selected the two-seat sports car to be added its Hot List of future collectible vehicles.
To be considered for the Hot List, a vehicle must deliver the joy of driving today, will continue to further every gearhead’s love of driving and become collectible in the future.
Alfa Romeo vehicles received a number of awards from the automotive press this year, including:
Cars.com: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns first-ever “Best in Show” at L.A. Auto Show
2016 Miami International Auto Show: Giulia Quadrifoglio named “Star of the Show”
The Car Connection: Giulia won “2017 Driver’s Choice Award for Best New Luxury Car”
Hispanic Motor Press: Giulia named 2017 Auto del Año© (Car of the Year) in Mid-size Sedan segment
Top Gear: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio named “Car Of The Year”
Auto Bild and Bild am Sonntag: “Golden Steering Wheel:” Alfa Romeo Giulia is named the most beautiful car of 2016
Automotive Circle International: Alfa Romeo Giulia wins the prestigious “EuroCarBody 2016” award
Italian Union of Motoring Journalists: Alfa Romeo Giulia wins “Auto Europa 2017”