Being Alfa Romeo dealers near Cincinnati, OH, we’re always excited when one of the vehicles we sell or lease wins an award. That’s why we’re happy to tell you that the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia recently won a prestigious title from the editors at Motor Trend when they named it the publication’s 2018 Car of the Year.

Every vehicle in contention to win this coveted title were closely examined by Motor Trend’s judges. The six key criteria that were scrutinized include the following:

  • Advancement in design
  • Engineering excellence
  • Safety
  • Efficiency
  • Value
  • Performance

The judges performed tests on the competing vehicles as they evaluated them. Each vehicle was tested on three different courses located at a professional testing center before the finalists were selected by Motor Trend’s editors. This year, the competition for Motor Trend’s Car of the Year honors included the third largest field ever in the history of the award.

“Motor Trend’s judges agreed that the Alfa Romeo Giulia is the new ultimate driving machine,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend editor-in-chief. “[The] Alfa Romeo [brand] developed a car that is perhaps the finest handling sedan on the market.”

“The Motor Trend Car of the Year award acknowledges all of the hard work, dedication, and passion that went into developing the entire [Alfa Romeo] Giulia lineup – including our record-breaking [Alfa Romeo] Giulia Quadrifoglio – which revolutionizes the segment and pays tribute to our storied heritage and racing pedigree,” said Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo. “We are honored to be the first Italian brand to ever receive this prestigious award and we’re excited for the future of [the] Alfa Romeo [brand] here in North America and abroad.”

If you want to see why the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is Motor Trend’s 2018 Car of the Year, visit Jake Sweeney Alfa Romeo to take one for a test drive today.