A new report indicates that Alfa Romeo is planning to held the official premiere of its first ever SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

A new report indicates that Alfa Romeo is planning to held the official premiere of its first ever SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Earlier this month we heard the model’s name will most likely be Stelvio and this was revealed during a meeting between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and workers at the Cassino plant where the Giulia will be produced from March 14. Now Motoring reports the Italian marque will show its first ever SUV in late autumn and the big debut is believed to be held at the Los Angeles Auto Show in mid-November.

The news comes from Alfa Romeo and Maserati chief Harald Wester, who is quoted as saying the SUV “is going to be presented I would say in one of the important auto shows in autumn.” The vehicle is expected to reach the assembly lines in the fourth quarter of 2016 with sales scheduled to start in early 2017.

No official details regarding the SUV are currently available, but sources say it will be based on the Giorgio platform that also underpins the Giulia sedan. We expect to see the same 2.0 petrol and 2.2 diesel engines, while a range-topping QV version with 2.9 V6 biturbo motor is also a possibility.

Source: Motoring

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