Thursday, 19 September 2019

Alfa Romeo Continues to Win More Awards in 2019

  • Achieves a record and exceeds the 160 awards in 3 years
  • Continues to win the hearts of fans, automotive journalism and customers

The Alfa Romeo brand has continued to outperform many of its competitors in 2019. It has won several prestigious awards from industry experts and automotive journalists globally, regionally and locally, adding new awards to its track record even after breaking the 160 mark in just three years. The most prominent of these awards are the ‘Best mid-size SUV 2019’ from the German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport, the ‘Middle East Car of the Year 2019’, and the ‘Best Car 2019 (SUV segment)’ in the Geneva International Motor Show won by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Similarly, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has also won three prestigious awards, the ‘Performance Car of the Year 2019’ from What Car magazine in the UK, the ‘Most Beautiful Stylish Brand 2019’ in the Geneva International Motor Show, and the ‘Car of the Year 2018’ from the U.S magazine Motor Trend.

Commenting on these achievements, Biju Luckose, Marketing Manager at Dhofar Automotive said, “The Alfa Romeo brand has achieved great milestones over the past few years; winning over 160 awards both regionally and internationally. We are proud to be the official dealership for such a prominent brand in the Sultanate. These awards further confirms that Alfa Romeo models are a great addition to the Omani automotive market. They especially appeal to customers who are passionate about vehicles that offer sporty performance and true driving pleasure.”

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio features attractive looks with strong performance, something that is even more prominent in the Quadrifoglio variant. It has design features that create an even sportier style and cater to the car's specific technical features. Its all-aluminium 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine delivers 510 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque, achieving a top speed of 283 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio set a new record for its class in 2017 on the iconic Nürburgring with a time of 7 minutes 51.7 seconds.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia sets new standards for the luxury mid-size sedan class. It has won numerous regional and international awards and has remained a class leader since its initial reveal. As with the Stelvio, the most potent version of the Giulia is the Quadrifoglio. Fitted with the same 510 horsepower V6 2.9-litre bi-turbo petrol engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, the Giulia Quadrifoglio guarantees thrilling performance, with a top speed of 307 km/h and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.9 seconds. As the Italian brand’s halo model, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s performance and motorsport knowhow with its record-setting 7 minutes 32 seconds lap time around the legendary Nürburgring – fastest ever at the time by a four-door production sedan.

“The Alfa Romeo Giulia has set a new benchmark for mid-size luxury sedans, featuring an unprecedented level of Italian craftsmanship, class-leading performance, cutting-edge technology, and true driving pleasure. It has been very well received since its first global debut, both in the Sultanate and globally. Since her first reveal it has earned several prestigious awards. Following in its footsteps, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the brand’s first SUV, has already built a strong fan following and has continued to win awards across all categories, covering both its looks and performance,” he added.

For more information on Alfa Romeo or to book a test drive, customers can visit their local Alfa Romeo showroom, or go online to www.dhofarautomotive.com. Customers can also call +968 2458 4530, or follow the brand on its ‘Alfaromeooman’ facebook page or on instagram at www.instagram.com/Alfaromeooman.