UPDATE: Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Design Details Revealed by Inside-Factory Video

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November 15 - save this date so you know when to expect the Los Angeles Auto Show debut of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
And since the SUV's official introduction is just around the corner, the Italian automaker wants to keep us on our toes. As such, Alfa Romeo has just released a Giulia production video that sees the Stelvio making a cameo appearance.

The high-riding Alfa is seen on the production line of the Cassino plant in Italy, the site that has been chosen for the revival of the sporty brand. While an important part of the car remains covered, there are multiple design details to be observed grille.

First of all, the front fascia looks just like you'd expect it to, mixing the iconic Scudetto grille with the automaker's current styling language, which we've already seen on the Giulia sedan.

Secondly, the coupe-like roofline means the Stelvio follows the current trend, which sees high-ground-clearance vehicles trying to pass as sporty coupes.

The Stelvio doesn't just share its facial details with the mid-size Giulia, but also its platform. Going past the four- and six-cylinder gas and diesel engines, as well as the RWD and AWD details, we'd like to focus on the Quadrifoglio incarnation of the Stelvio.

The future range-topper should be able to deliver more than a superb drive through the homonymous mountain pass linking Italy to Southern Austria - just think of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio's Nurburgring performance, which recently saw the machine taking back its sedan record from Porsche with a staggering 7:32 lap.

So the Ferrari-engineered twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, which delivers 503 hp (510 PS) on the Giulia Q, will be put to good use.

We'll remind you the Stelvio, which uses the Tipo 949 internal name, is part of a much larger mid-term line-enrichment plan, which will also see Alfa Romeo introducing a larger, seven-seat SUV codenamed Tipo 962, as well as the successors of the Giulietta and MiTo hatchbacks. Heck, the Giulietta replacement, which will bow in 2017, should see the compact switching from FWD to RWD, so we're keeping a close eye on the Italians.

Update:In a difficult-to-understand move, Fiat Chrysler has decided the video needs to become private. However, since the screenshots to your right cover all the Stelvio bits of the clip, we're not going to fret.

Update 2:As you'll be able to see at the bottom of the page, the footage is back online and we're inviting you to try and guess which part of the clip is missing.

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