MIDRAND, Gauteng – Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio (above), since launching in November 2017, claims to have set the bar among the executive SUV class,
”It’s delivered a thrilling driving experience, outstanding performance, and eye-catching styling,” the automaker says. ”Now this 2019 SA Car of the Year finalist has added the title ”most cost-effective vehicle to service” to its accomplishments.”
The 2019 Kinsey Report found the Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2,0T Super Q4 was the most economical car for which to buy parts and to service in the executive SUV/crossover class.
REPORT FROM AN EXPERT
The Stelvio’s various parts baskets came to a R135 029, beating competitors such as Toyota’s Prado 3.0 DT VX Auto (#2), whose similar basket costs R199 429 and the Jaguar E Pace D180 HSE (#3) at R212 969.
The annual report is compiled by senior motoring journalist Malcolm Kinsey to detail parts prices in nine categories from city cars and entry-level, through super-mini, family favourites, and executive sedans.
Graham Eagle, MD of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, told The Corner in a media release: ”The report’s finidings are another testament to the extensive investments made by FCA for the Alfa Romeo brand.
”This investment has not only helped to make cars such as the Stelvio reliable and dependable but also to become serviceability champions in terms of quality and the price of parts and services.”
Earlier in 2019 a British motoring publication, Auto Express, released the results of the Driver Power 2019 brand survey. Alfa Romeo was second in the 2019 manufacturer survey thanks to its overall satisfaction rating of 92.04%.
In 2018 another notable British publication, What Car?, also placed Alfa Romeo high in its car reliability survey.