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Alfa Romeo's rwd/awd sports-D-suv launched: the 'Stelvio'

Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by prabhjot, Nov 17, 2016.

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    After the Alfa Giulia 'beat' the bmw 3 series in almost all comparo-s in almost all countries, this French auto web-mag (that country's most popular) rates the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio superior to the Audi Q5, that too with the 2.2 diesel mjd2 and not even the truly awesome QV 510 3litre twin turbopetrol or the class leading new 2litre multiair turbopetrol at 280 hp.

    http://www.caradisiac.com/comparati...-vs-audi-q5-domination-en-question-113899.htm
     
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    Another rave review for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio d-cuv this time, a model that is going up very distinctively and all too capably against such models as the Porsche Macan, the Jaguar F-Pace, Volvo XC60, BMW x3 and Mercedes glc et al. This time for the new 2 litre turbopetrol multiair 280hp version in America:

    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-alfa-romeo-stelvio-first-drive-review
     
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    Hi Prabhjot, Another perspective of how the New Giulia was born, I am sure you being the most informed enthusiast, would have watched it already. If not, please go through the below-enclosed youtube link and suggest your views.

    An open claim on how Giulia QV was made ready in 2 years, I am sure it s not a contraption but well sorted at best.

     
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    Hi.

    This guy is a satirical 'peasant buffoon' style comic. This video is for er lowdown and easy laughter full of lampooning facts about past, 1990's and 2000's Alfa-s that were not particularly successful. Not meant as any sort of truth whatsoever. In fact this is in Spanish, i believe, not Italian?

    The Giulia and the Stelvio are built at the world's and the auto industry's MOST advanced and highly automated/robotised and digitised plant at all-renewed historic Cassino.

    The chassis is the lightest and stiffest in the world for rwd. And modultar/scalable.

    The steering is the fastest and yet feelsome-est, the stopping distances are class best, the euroncap crash rating is the highest for any car ever (at 98/100, i believe.)

    The all-new turbopetrols and diesels have either, by a distance $/euro for $/euro the highest power+torque euro6b of theie German-dominated class, and also have BY FAR the best power and torque-to-weight ratios.

    The Giorgio platform (or 'family of architectures') consists essentially almost entirely of Ferrari chassis/etc technology and embedded knowledge.....but deployed for the first time ever for rwd, scalable, hybrid powetrain compatible sedans and sports-cuv-s (c-, d- and e-segment size scalability.)

    The knowhow was 'already there', but with Ferrari. So the jokes about it being developed in 2-3 years flat (Marchionne created a 'skunk works' project with a very very select group of engineers, lead by ferrari ones, who worked with complete autonomy and freedom cutoof/seperated from any other work at either ferrari or fca-at-large) are fair but also completely 'false'.

    The new Alfa-s are essentially Ferrari i.e., 'supercar' engineering and knowhow applied for a rwd sedan/cuv format, that's all.....which is A LOT!

    The ferrari 'suv' that'll come out in 2022 or so, a very fast and yet highriding hybrid, will also be built on the Giorgio 'platform' by fca for ferrari, it seems clear. As will the nextgen ferrari ff/gtc4Lusso.

    All future Dodges, Maserati-s and at least 2 Jeeps will also use the Giorgio architecture-family, and share componentry, powetrains, as well as, especially, factories+workers+engineers.

    Nextup within the next 2 years: 2 more all-new Alfa-s on this platform/etc and a Dodge d-cuv sibling for usa-market of the Stelvio, probably made alongside it in Italy. But with American big-(turbo)v6 engines, instead.
     

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