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Alfa Romeo Stelvio looks great in the snow

The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo's attempt to bring some of its Italian flair and driving passion to the world of SUVs

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Drew Stearne
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The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo's first SUV.

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It's based the same platform as the Guilia, and they share the same wheelbase.

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We're not used to seeing an Alfa this tall.

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The Stelvio is a softer-looking alternative to many SUVs.

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The front is unmistakably Alfa, with its trademark grille leading the charge.

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The car is named after the Stelvio Pass, the highest road in Italy and one of the best driving roads in the world.

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Although the car looks compact from the outside, it doesn't sacrifice internal space.

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That badge is quite lovely.

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The Q4 designation indicates that this crossover packs all-wheel drive.

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It might be an SUV, but it really does deserve that badge.

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Normally, the car will send all of the power to the rear wheels, giving it a more sporty feel.

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The name gives the car a lot to live up to, but the handling rises to the challenge.

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The interior is sparse but comfortable.

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As with other new Alfa vehicles, there's a mode selector for the driver to play with

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The transmission can (and should) be manually operated. The shift paddles have a wonderfully metallic feel to them and are a joy to use.

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