Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has reportedly confirmed Alfa Romeo's upcoming crossover will be called the Stelvio. According to Auto Express, Marchionne revealed the moniker when he was visiting the Cassino plant to announce the Alfa Romeo Giulia will go into production on March 14th. The executive declined to elaborate but the Stelvio name reportedly pays homage to a famous mountain pass in Italy.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has reportedly confirmed Alfa Romeo's upcoming crossover will be called the Stelvio.

According to Auto Express, Marchionne confirmed the name when he was visiting the Cassino plant to announce the Alfa Romeo Giulia will go into production on March 14th.  The executive declined to elaborate but the Stelvio name reportedly pays homage to a famous mountain pass in Italy.

While Alfa Romero's future always seems to be in a constant state of flux, the company recently confirmed plans to introduce a mid-size crossover in 2016 or 2017.  The company declined to go into specifics but the magazine says the crossover will go into production late this year before going on sale in early 2017.

Little is known about the model but it is expected to be based on a slightly modified version of the Giulia’s platform.  Engine options will also be shared with the Giulia so we can expect an assortment of different mills including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 276 horsepower and a biturbo 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 505 hp and 443 lb-ft pound-feet of torque.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will eventually be joined by two additional crossovers which are slated to be introduced by 2020.

Source: Auto Express

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