Once again Alfa Romeo's design has resonated with the readers of Germany's renowned car magazine "auto motor und sport". During the annual "autonis 2017" award readers named Alfa Romeo, "Design Brand of the Year", while the award for the "Large SUVs" category went to the latest addition to the Italian brand's portfolio: the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio.


"This is an important recognition for Alfa Romeo: being chosen two years in a row by German car enthusiasts as the leading design brand and seeing Alfa Stelvio - the very first SUV in Alfa Romeo's history - win its category, just as the Alfa Romeo Giulia did last year, is very rewarding for our design team and shows we are on the right track", commented Klaus Busse, Head of Design FCA EMEA, during the prize giving ceremony in Stuttgart. 


Exactly 16,602 readers of "auto, motor und sport" printed magazine and web-based content cast their votes in ten categories for the 17th issue of the "autonis" award. More than half of the votes (50.5 per cent) went to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, crowning it the winner of the category "Large SUVs", whilst, with 27 per cent of the votes cast, Alfa Romeo won the title of "Design Brand of the Year" for the second year in a row.


Turin, 29 September 2017