In March, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester said the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV would arrive “in autumn”, all but confirming it for a debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The inbound SUV was recently spied testing ahead of its LA debut , Autoblog reports, however the heavy cladding and camouflage attached to it prevents us from getting a good look at it.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be smaller than the recently unveiled Maserati Levante, however the silhouette of the vehicle, especially the greenhouse section, looks strikingly similar to the Levante. The SUV will likely be based on Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform that debuted under the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, making it the second car to adopt the new rear-wheel drive platform.
Engine options will likely be the same or similar to the Giulia sedan. That means a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be standard, while a 2.2-liter diesel will be available in Europe. The 505 horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 from the Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde may also power the high-performance QV variant.
Check out the spy photos over on Autoblog before the Alfa Romeo Stelvio makes its debut later this year.