Could debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November
Alfa Romeo's product revival is kicking into high gear as spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the Stelvio crossover wearing a production body.
Set to be launched sometime next year, the Stelvio has a Giulia-inspired front fascia with an iconic Alfa Romeo grille that is flanked by slender headlights. Camouflage hides most of the other styling details but the crossover has a rakish windscreen, an upward sweeping beltline, and a gently sloping roof. The model also has wraparound taillights and a dual exhaust system.
Alfa Romeo has been relatively tight-lipped about the model but it will ride on the same platform that underpins the Giulia. Rear-wheel drive will be standard on entry-level variants but all-wheel drive will also be available.
Engine options will carryover from the Giulia so American consumers can expect to see a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 276 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. There will also be a high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde variant that uses a 2.9-liter biturbo V6 engine that develops 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. It enables the Giulia QV to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 191 mph, so expect the Stelvio QV to be slightly slower.