The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been caught undergoing pre-production tests by Autoblog photographers, revealing aspects of the compact crossover’s interior and dashboard design ahead of an expected debut in early 2017.
Inside, the Stelvio appears very similar to the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. The steering wheel, gear-shift paddles, gear selector, center console, infotainment system, HVAC controls and gear selector all appear similar or identical to the Giulia’s. There’s camouflage covering some parts of the cabin, however, so some parts may not be visible.
The similarities to the Giulia are hardly surprising, seeing as the Stelvio will utilize Alfa’s rear-wheel drive Giorgio platform first introduced with the Giulia. The crossover may also utilize the Giulia’s new engine lineup, which consists of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 2.2-liter diesel four-cylidner. A high-performance Stelvio Quadrifoglio Verde will also eventually arrive utilizing Alfa’s Ferrari-derived twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine.
The production Alfa Romeo Stelvio should be with us by this time next year, but in the mean time, check out the spy shots over at Autoblog.