Photographers have spied a prototype for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV out testing ahead of its debut next week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Stelvio spied testing was wearing very little camouflage, signaling the SUV’s quickly approaching introduction. Apart from the leaked images of the vehicle being built at Fiat Chrysler’s Cassino plant in Italy, they represent our best look yet at the hotly anticipated Alfa.
The Stelvio is to share the rear-wheel drive Giorgio platform with the compact Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, however all-wheel drive will be standard on all models. The Giulia’s 2.2-liter diesel and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines will be available in the standard Stelvio, with the high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde version utilizing the Giulia QV’s 505 horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
Inside the Stelvio will strongly resemble the Giulia. The Giulia’s steering wheel and infotainment screen should be present, along with its DNA drive mode selector and other components such as the HVAC vents, instruments and gear-selector for the eight-speed automatic transmission.
We’ll have to wait until the Stelvio debuts next week to hear all the facts, but for now, check out the spy shots over on Autocar.