The Alfa Romeo Stelvio CUV, which was confirmed last month by Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, will debut this fall at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto show in November, according to Australia’s Motoring.com.au.
Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester confirmed the arrival of the Stelvio later this year on the floor of the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.
“We announced – and this is going to be presented I would say in one of the important auto shows in Autumn – a more compact SUV for Alfa Romeo and this is also part of the answer,” he said.
Wester also confirmed the Alfa Romeo Stelvio would be smaller than the recently unveiled Maserati Levante and that Maserati would not offer an SUV smaller than the Levante so as to not step on the Stelvio’s toes.
“If you are a group and you have 10 brands like we have, not every brand can do a little bit of everything. So for the time being this is a segment which we don’t target right now for Maserati, and we said this very clearly from the beginning.
“We will have an additional product in the segment with the new Alfa, to be presented in late Autumn this year, and for the time being there are no plans for Maserati to further extend our range downwards in the more compact SUV segment.”
The Stelvio will be based on the Giorgio platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulia and will thus likely also carry the same engine options. That would mean the 2.0-liter gasoline and 2.2-liter diesel engines will serve as the base-engine options, while the 505 horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 will find its way into the high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde version.