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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review

Alfa Romeo has bolstered its Stelvio line-up with a new mid-tier performance variant to bridge the gap between the core range and the full-fat Quadrifoglio – but is it any good?

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New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass
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New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has confirmed it'll spend over €5 billion ($7.7 billion) on new products and drivetrains to be produced at its Italian factories. The automaker met with union officials last week to outline its updated production plans for the next three years, which it hopes will return the company's Italian factories to full employment...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio pricing and specs

The wider Alfa Romeo Stelvio range has been on sale in Australia since the middle of 2018, but we've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the range-topping Quadrifoglio performance hero. Well, it's here. And it'll cost $149,900 before on-road costs, a $6k premium over the related Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan. Power comes from a Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition diesel review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition diesel review

Automotive icon Alfa Romeo has awoken from its slumber. Does the new Stelvio crossover do enough to disrupt the ever-growing premium SUV market and give the German brands a fright?


VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump
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VFACTS August: Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo defy luxury slump

Three smaller challengers to the perennial German luxury leaders all grew in a cooling luxury market in August, with Alfa Romeo, Infiniti and Volvo all posting meaningful increases over their 2017 results. We'll start with Volvo, which shifted 689 cars and held a 0.7 per cent market share, for 83.7 per cent growth over the same month last year...


Alfa Romeo baby SUV could be built on shrunken Stelvio platform - report
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Alfa Romeo baby SUV could be built on shrunken Stelvio platform - report

Alfa Romeo will build its new Audi Q3 and BMW X1 rival on a smaller version of the platform underpinning its Giulia and Stelvio, according to new reports out of the UK. Coverage by Auto Express suggests Alfa Romeo will have two new SUV models in showrooms by 2021, the first of which targets the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Jaguar E-Pace and Volvo XC40 and their fast-growing segment...


Alfa Romeo Mito production ending in early 2019 - report
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Alfa Romeo Mito production ending in early 2019 - report

  The long-serving (should that be suffering?) Alfa Romeo Mito will be out of production early in 2019, according to reports from Europe. There was no mention of the two-door hatch in Fiat Chrysler's five-year plan earlier this year, but Autocar has now confirmed its downfall...


Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition arrives from $143,900
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition arrives from $143,900

Alfa Romeo has revealed the Giulia Quadrifoglio Carbonio Edition, a limited-run flagship priced from $143,900 before on-road costs. Just 20 examples will be made for Australia, all finished in a choice of Trofeo White or Competitzione Red on the outside. A dark finish for the 19-inch alloy wheels is also standard, along with genuine carbon-fibre finishes for the grille, exterior mirrors, front door sills and the gearshift...


Seat wants to be Alfa-equivalent for younger buyers
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Seat wants to be Alfa-equivalent for younger buyers

Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, says the Seat brand will be positioned as the group's sporty mainstream brand. As part of a move by Diess to reduce internal competition between the Volkswagen Group's non-luxury brands, Seat will be a sporty complement to the value-focused Skoda marque...


Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler
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Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat since 2004 and Chrysler from 2009, has passed away aged 66 after complications arising from surgery. Known for his straight-talking style, workaholic lifestyle, and love of black wooly sweaters, Marchionne was not a noted "car guy", but his legacy includes turning around not one, but two automakers...


Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away
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Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) until last weekend, has passed away after complications arising from surgery. “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," John Elkann, head of Exor, the holding company for the Agnelli and Elkann families, and largest shareholder in FCA, said in a statement released in the last hour...


Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health
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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health

After an emergency board meeting Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has appointed Mike Manley, previously head of Jeep and RAM, as its acting CEO effectively immediately. In a statement overnight, the company announced with "profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours", and as a result the outspoken CEO "will be unable to return to work"...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio with rear-wheel drive added to US range, not for Oz
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio with rear-wheel drive added to US range, not for Oz

A lighter, cheaper Alfa Romeo Stelvio with rear-wheel drive will join the North American line-up for 2019, but there's no word on whether the new variant will be added to the Australian line-up. According to Car and Driver, the 2019 model-year Stelvio will get a new entry-level model with rear-drive in the USA...


Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe future looking shaky
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Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe future looking shaky

Alfa Romeo could axe the 4C coupe after its 2018 model year runs out, leaving the 4C Spider to carry the brand's two-seat torch. After reports from the USA said the 4C Coupe will be killed in North America next year, Autocar has quoted Sergio Marchionne calling the model's future into question...


TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

Good news for fans of hot hatches and fast-fours. And good news for fans of motorsport. The worldwide motorsport category, TCR Touring Car, is coming to Australia. The category was conceived in 2014 and has since become one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. In 2018, TCR regulations became the umbrella rules for the new FIA World Touring Car Cup...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

With the medium SUV segment already brimming with premium Europeans, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will need to be something really special to compete in a crowded market.

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$65,900 - $67,900

2016-18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta recalled
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2016-18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta recalled

Fiat Chrysler has recalled the 2016-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, over concerns drivers could deactivate the passenger-side airbag using the instrument panel. According to the company, the passenger airbag may not deploy if the driver has disabled or switched it off using the menus in the car's instrument panel...


Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo not attending Paris motor show - report
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Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo not attending Paris motor show - report

If you're keeping track of the brands headed for the 2018 Paris motor show, you'll know Volkswagen, Ford, Opel and Nissan are all unlikely to make an appearance. Now, according to reports from France, we can add Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep to that list. According to a report in Auto Plus, the group won't be attending motor shows in future, unless there's a large, relevant launch accompanying it...


Alfa Romeo: A new 8C, reborn GTV and two SUVs coming
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Alfa Romeo: A new 8C, reborn GTV and two SUVs coming

As part of Fiat Chrysler's presentation to investors overnight in Italy, the company has revealed its latest plans for Alfa Romeo, which it still hopes to fashion into a serious long-term competitor to BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Given sedan sales are shrinking, it's perhaps no surprise to learn plans for a BMW 5 Series competitor based on the Giulia platform have been shelved...


The week's top news stories, May 27
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The week's top news stories, May 27

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...