Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at ‘sport auto AWARD 2018’
Performance-oriented readers of German car magazine vote Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio top pick of category ‘Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 Euro’ (www.sportauto.de/sportautoaward). Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce wins in category ‘Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 50,000 Euro’. Both models also score third place in their respective overall category, ahead of major German competitors. Alfa Romeo 4c Spider also scores top ranking.
Once a year, Germany’s renowned car magazine ‘sport auto’ asks its performance-oriented readers about their favourite models. This is why the result of the ‘sport auto AWARD’, which focuses primarily on the dynamic capabilities of each competitor, is widely regarded as a benchmark for manufacturers of sports cars. For the second time in a row, the Alfa Romeo Giulia emerged strongly. In keeping with 2017, the range’s top model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, powered by a 2.9 V6 bi-turbo petrol engine delivering 375 kW (510 bhp), won the import class of the category ‘Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 euro’. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce, having a 206 kW (280 bhp) turbo petrol engine 2.0 under its bonnet, was rated number one import car of the category ‘Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 50,000 euro’ by the readers of ‘sport auto’ magazine.
Both Alfa Romeo Giulia models also competed in the overall classification of their respective categories, facing strong German competitors. Once again, the readers of ‘sport auto’ again demonstrated their preference for Italian design, style and performance. They rated the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio third overall in the category ‘Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 euro’ and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce also achieved a strong third place in the overall category ‘Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 50,000 euro’.
‘We are very proud to win two import categories at the ‘sport auto AWARD’ with the Alfa Romeo Giulia for the second year in a row,’ said Roberta Zerbi, EMEA Region Head of Alfa Romeo Brand, during the prize giving ceremony at the magazine’s home town of Stuttgart. ‘Another great result is reflected by the two third overall positions against strong domestic competitors. Also, in future, we will continue our effort to impress more than just the readers of ‘sport auto’ with high-performance cars from Alfa Romeo.’
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider also ranked high, coming third in the ‘Standard Roadster up to 100,000 Euros’ category and finishing in the Top 3 of the category once again.
This was the 26th sport auto AWARD’, an annual event organized by one of Germany’s top car magazines. In total 238 sports car models competed in 25 categories, 15 of them with an additional import class. Evidently, there was a good number of Alfa Romeo fans among the more than 11,000 readers who cast their votes.
Turin, 8 November 2018