Like it or not, our automotive world has moved in a distinct direction. Once everyone in Namibia (actually, southern Africa) had figured out how practical a modern SUV can be, there was no stopping its proliferation. Although the performance-SUV is nothing new, I recently tested this exciting newcomer from Alfa…
The tragic hero
“I hope this car doesn’t end up being a tragic hero” mumbles my co-driver on the recent launch of the new Alfa-Romeo Giulietta. “You know mos, a fantastic car that everyone ignores” he concludes while we negotiate hundreds of kilometers on scenic Boland back roads.
The hyperactive character
MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde sounds like an item off a posh Italian restaurant menu. In true Mediterranean fashion, the top-of-the-line MiTo turned out to be just as palatable though. Allow me to quickly unravel the various components of its name for you.