Alfa Romeo has declared March 3 as 33 Stradale Day and 2023 as the year of the 33 Stradale. The 33 Stradale is a car that embodies all the values of one of the most iconic sports brands in the history of world motoring. In case you haven’t worked it out, the third day of the third month represents the 33 in the name of the car, launched in its original form way back in October, 1967 at the Paris […] Read more


Say “Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili Romeo Giulietta” with an Italian accent and you will understand why lovers of all things Italian like driving cars with a plenty of verve. (In case you haven’t worked it you for yourself Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili is what Alfa stands for!) The Giulietta five-door hatchback has been styled to look like a sports coupe thanks to cleverly ‘hidden’ rear door handles. The rear seat armrest has fold out cup holders gives a feeling of luxury sedan. The rear seats have a 60/40 split fold,… Read more


Demand for mid-sized sedans has been declining steadily in recent years as more and more buyers are switching to the more functional SUVs. But if you want some pizzaz in your life, love driving and don’t need to carry lots of stuff in the back then the Alfa Romeo Veloce is well worth considering. There are currently three models in the Giulia range: Ti, Veloce and Quadrifoglio as well as a limited-edition version of the Quadrifoglio called 100th Anniversary to commemorate the first use of that badge in the 1923… Read more


Right now, this is your cheapest ticket into the glamorous, alluring world of the Italian marque Alfa Romeo. The Tonale is a small SUV that is available at the moment only as a fuel-saving hybrid, which could be a real bonus depending on your perspective. Some drivers may hunger for something a bit spicier, say the larger more powerful 2.0-litre turbo from Stelvio. Named after a mountain pass in Northern Italy, Tonale sits on the same platform as the Jeep Compass and is a little brother to the mid-sized Stelvio,… Read more


Alfa Romeo has added a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Tonale small SUV to the hybrid variants that arrived here last year. It sits below the mid-sized Stelvio SUV and joins the Giulia sedan in Alfa’s limited Australian range. Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 is a major step in Alfa’s electrification process with the Italian carmaker targeting 2016 for its first-ever fully-electric vehicle. Tonale PHEV is the most efficient Alfa Romeo ever, with approximately 60 km of all-electric range and 34 g/km of CO2 emissions. The Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4… Read more


Alfa Romeo Giulia is a stylish Italian sports sedan built on a rear-drive platform and designed to tackle the market segment currently dominated by the premium European brands. Although the name Giulia (pronounced Julia) was around in the 1960s and early 1970s it didn’t re-emerge until 2015 when, to the delight of Alfistis everywhere, the company broke away from using the bland numeric names 156 and 159 and returned to such a distinctively Italian one. There are five models in the Giulia range: Ti, Veloce, Quadrifoglio, GTA and GTAm. There’s… Read more


Alfa Romeo Australia has released details of upgraded version of its Giulia sedan and  Stelvio SUV.   The MY23 Stelvio is available in dealerships now with a price starting at $76,450. The  updated MY23 Giulia will follow later in June priced from at $68,450. On-road costs  need to be added.   Each model comes with the choice of two variants, Ti and Veloce, with high- performance Quadrifoglio models to be added the Q4 2023.   Both Giulia and Stelvio get a new front grille and lower grilles of the two… Read more


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio or QF for short is one of the quickest and most desirable SUVs that money can buy. At one time it held the lap record for the Nurburgring in Germany and to this day still rates as one of the five fastest SUVs to lap the 20.8km circuit. Them’s bragging rights, but the bark from the twin-turbo V6, which exits the rear of the car via a set of four gaping tailpipes is enough to sell the car by itself. Stelvio QF is the Alfa… Read more

ALFA ROMEO MITO 2009 – 2016

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is a very Italian sporty three-door hatchback that has excellent styling, inside and out. It was overpriced when introduced here in July 2009 so sales were very slow. Though prices were reduced several times the damage had been done and sales didn’t really pick up. So, it was withdrawn from sale here early in 2016. Though it’s sold as a three-door hatch, MiTo’s interior is more coupe like in that it’s rather tight inside. The front seats have good legroom but some people may find headroom… Read more


The number of sports sedans available to Aussie drivers continues to shrink. Ford and Holden’s offerings are no more and the Chrysler 300 is over and out too. That leaves the Germans, the Genesis G70 and maybe the Lexus IS350 F-Sport — and of course Alfa Romeo Giulia. Who could forget the Giulia, the car and platform with the very future of the storied brand riding on its elegant back. If there’s one thing the Italians know how to do and do well, it’s design and build great- looking cars… Read more