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Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Top Gear car review:Alfa Romeo Stelvio
On the inside
Layout, finish and space
On public roads, at more sensible speeds, wind and road noise is minimal and while the ride is generally busier than an Audi Q5 or Merc GLC, it deals with the big intrusions well and never feels harsh like a Jaguar F-Pace on 22s. Add into this a 525-litre boot (125-litres down on the F-Pace) with a low wide lip, good rear head and legroom (at least for a 5ft 8in short-arse like me), an infotainment system that isn’t the last word in luscious graphics but is easy to make sense of and interior quality that’s higher than the Giulia (door bins lined with carpet make all the difference, you know) and you have that most un-Alfa of things – an extremely solid all-rounder.
UK specs and prices are yet to be announced, because it’s not officially on sale here until September or October, but all the equipment any self-respecting SUV owner could want will be available. That means wheels from 17 to 20-inches, 13 colours, an electric tailgate and sat-nav as standard, and many sensors to help brake, steer and bleep annoyingly at you.