- Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the most cost-effective Executive SUV to own in South Africa
- Inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide provides authoritative independent view of cost-of-ownership
- Recently updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available in Super and Quadrifoglio models
- Stellantis well represented in affordability stakes with Peugeot 208 the most affordable compact family vehicle to service
The recognition comes after its sedan stablemate, the Alfa Romeo Giulia ranked the winner in the 30th and final AA Kinsey Report last year, which also researched parts and service costs across the South African motor industry.
“The AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide is important research consumers must be made aware of. Buyers often don’t consider the potential lifetime costs of vehicles at the time of purchase, and budgeting for these expenses is critical,” the AA said in a statement.
“Our research shows that more and more people are keeping their vehicles for longer due to prevailing economic conditions and personal finance circumstances; the information in our Guide is a critical component of proper research as part of buying a new or second-hand vehicle.”
Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio has the lowest Rand value of the AA’s parts basket research in the Executive SUV segment. It also features the lowest service costs, proving that it is not only gorgeous to look at and beautiful to drive, it is also cost-effective to own.
“We are delighted by this independent recognition of the value-for money represented by the Alfa Romeo brand in the South African market,” said Leslie Ramsoomar, Managing Director of Stellantis South Africa. “Having some of the most affordable parts in the industry make an enormous impact on our dealer network and their ability to service our valued customers in support of our ongoing drive for customer satisfaction.”
In addition to the Alfa Romeo, the Peugeot 208 1.2 Active was deemed the most affordable Compact Family vehicle to service, with the lowest rand value parts basket in its category. The irresistible hatchback offers sporty and sensual design, brimming with innovative technology, at a very attractive price point.
Sharing the Giulia’s dynamic platform, Alfa Romeo’s first SUV conquered a complex challenge to make an Alfa capable of driving with agility off-road without losing anything in terms of performance and handling on-road. In other words: a SUV that can be driven like a sports sedan.
Featuring perfect 50/50 weight distribution, Alfa Romeo Q4 all-wheel drive architecture, best-in-class power-to-weight ratios and innovative engine and driver technologies, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio embodies everything a true Alfa Romeo should. Not only that, but the Stelvio can boast to be the lightest mid-size SUV in its class thanks to its lightweight body structure and carbon fibre driveshaft.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio certainly does stand out from the crowd, thanks to its distinctive Italian design, expressed through its proportions and technical archiecture leaving the impression of sophisticated simplicty and quality, inside and out.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available in Super and Quadrifoglio models powered by an all-aluminium four-cylinder 206kW 2.0-litre Turbocharged petrol engine and mighty 375kW Bi-Turbo V6 respectively. Both models feature a host of safety and luxury features as standard and automatic eight-speed transmission.