16 Mar 2018
The Jeep® brand wins Creativity Award at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
- Middle East regional magazine "Automobile" selects latest Alfa Romeo and Jeep vehicles as 2018 segment winners
- Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the brand's first ever SUV, named as "2018 Best Sport SUV"
- The all-new Jeep Compass wins the "2018 Best Compact SUV" award
The latest models from the Alfa Romeo and Jeep® brands continue to receive further prestigious recognition from both the international and regional media, the latest being two "2018 Best Of" awards from the Middle East's regional "Automobile" magazine for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and all-new Jeep Compass.
Selecting the 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the first ever SUV in the brand's long history, as "2018 Best Sport SUV", "Automobile" Co-publisher Mostafa Fakhri said; "The aggressive design of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio gives it a special presence on the road that can't go unnoticed. With a charismatic engine that likes to rev out, matched with a perfectly tuned gearbox, it's an SUV that can truly do it all. It can be very civilised for the daily commute and a beast when you want to have some fun."
"I've never driven a sport SUV that can deliver the same level of performance - it delivers superb handling characteristics and genuinely feels more like a high performance sedan than an SUV."
The Stelvio, which also has the distinction of being the first Quadrifoglio to be a SUV, features many class-topping features, immediately making it the new benchmark in the premium compact SUV segment. With its awe-inspiring design, performance and technology, it's the fastest SUV around the iconic Nürburgring circuit, having clocked a new record for its class: 7 minutes 51.7 seconds.
And the success continues with the all-new Jeep Compass, which offers an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best in class 4x4 off-road capability, contemporary and authentic Jeep design, excellent on-road driving dynamics, open-air freedom and a full array of advanced user-friendly connectivity and safety technologies.
"The all-new Jeep Compass is truly a huge step forward in comparison to the model it replaces. In terms of exterior and interior design, it's as fresh and attractive as it could possibly be, backed by new tech in the form of the highly impressive Uconnect infotainment system," said Fakhri, naming the all-new Jeep Compass as "2018 Best Compact SUV".
"Mechanically, the 2.4 litre engine matched with the 9-speed gearbox is impressive in terms of performance and efficiency. Last but not least, the Compass is a true Jeep with unparalleled off-road capabilities in its segment."
These latest awards further add to the growing success of the latest Alfa Romeo and Jeep models, which have claimed numerous industry awards for performance, design, capability and quality since their launch.