New four-leaf clover is lucky for Alfa

The Giulia Quadrifoglio suggested Alfa Romeo might finally be able to escape the premium car doldrums. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV confirms it, writes Matt Robinson

17th December, 2017
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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: enormous fun when roads are challenging

It was 2014 and Italian-Canadian businessman Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) decided to lay down the law to the underperforming Alfa Romeo brand that was part of his wider automotive house.

Founded in 1910 and once one of the proudest motoring marques in the world, Alfa had been in a slow but gradual decline for decades. Ironically enough, the downturn probably began right around the time Fiat itself saved Alfa from financial...

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