I have just returned after spending a week in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. I stayed at the luxurious Le Hameau Abert Premier, which granted me a beautiful view of the Mont Blanc range every morning.
At an altitude of 3,478ft Chamonix is connected via a network of winding roads. So, I needed a car that could handle the challenge of steep climbs with ease. I opted for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, known for its excellent grip, engine response and great handling experience. Plus, I was instantly attracted by its aggressive, sporty look.
Upon entering the dashboard swoops around to envelop the driver. The design details were striking from the time I entered. Take the steering wheel for instance which feels so premium and comfortable. The Alfa Romeo embossed seats, the cluster panel and overall feel of the car is so Alfa male. Though the feature I like most about the Stelvio is the start/stop button conveniently located on the steering wheel.
The Stelvio performed better than I could imagine. Its excellent road grip and quick acceleration allowed me to swoop around hair-pin curves and climb steep roads with ease. Never did the engine feel it was losing power or the suspension slipping because of frost on the roads. It is why the Stelvio is now my favorite SUV!