A mule for Alfa Romeo's upcoming crossover has been spied undergoing testing in Italy.

A mule for Alfa Romeo's upcoming crossover has been spied undergoing testing in Italy.

Snapped wearing a modified Fiat 500L body, the prototype looks like a bit of mess but thankfully won't resemble the production model.  While the crossover's styling is still unknown, at least it will have an accommodating interior judging by the mule's wheelbase.

Alfa Romeo hasn't said much about the model but it is reportedly codenamed 949 and is expected to ride on the same platform that underpins the Giulia.

Engine options are also expected to be shared with the Giulia so there could be a high-performance variant with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine that develops 510 PS (375 kW).  Other options remain unconfirmed but Alfa Romeo's five-year plan called for four-cylinder petrol engines with outputs ranging from about 110-330 PS,  six-cylinder petrols with output between 400-500 PS and four- / six-cylinder diesel engines with outputs of up to 350 PS.

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