Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Prototype Drops Some Camouflage, Looks Like a Sweetheart

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With Alfa Romeo being almost ready to introduce its first SUV, the Italians have decided to strip the prototype of some camouflage and we're now bringing you the spyshots of the test car.
The Stelvio, a name which the automaker has confirmed, is expected to make its debut at next month's Los Angeles Auto Show. The spy pics we have here give us a better idea on the stance of the car, while the slightly smaller (compared to the Alfa) Fiat 500L in front of the prototype gives us a decent idea on the size of the vehicle.

As for any design details revealed by the more liberal camouflage, the inner graphics of the taillights are probably the clearest bit we have here. However, we'll remind you that we showed you the Stelvio's front end fully naked about one month ago. That's when-when the company allowed a sequence from the Cassino factory, which will bring the SUV to the world, to "leak" online.

Once the Stelvio arrives in Alfa Romeo showrooms next year, complementing the fresh (and incredibly fast) Giulia, we'll see the Italian marque continuing its crossover offensive.

With the upcoming high-rider using the modular architecture that debuted on the Giulia, the SUV will also borrow the sedan's engine range. And yes, this means the Ferrari-developed twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 delivering 502 hp (make that 510 PS, you metric system fans) will bring us an overly sporty Stelvio Quadrifoglio, even though the engine might be slightly downtuned for the crossover.

Now that both Maserati and Alfa Romeo have broken the high-riding ice, we should see Alfa introducing two other crossovers that would keep the Stelvio in between them in terms of market positioning. So far, we've only heard details about a Tipo 962 C SUV, which would offer a seven-seat arrangement. After all, since Ferrari can't milk the SUV cash cow, Fiat Chrysler has to make up for that somehow.
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