FCA has added a video on its YouTube account. The video has been shot at the factory of Alfa Romeo in Cassino. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is being assembled in this plant. A large part of the video displays the sedan being assembled. However, at the 1:17 mark, one can notice the company’s first ever SUV. It is none other than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The model seems to be a near production prototype. Well, it is not known whether the glimpse of Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an intentional one or by accident.
However, the video lets us observe the Alfa Romeo Stelvio closely. We can see back door handles and small wheels. These are indications of a base model of the Stelvio. So, it is expected that the upper trim level models will certainly look better than this one. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be revealed completely at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the month of November. However, the official images of the Stelvio could be revealed by next month. The high riding Alfa Romeo Stelvio is going to be a bit bigger than BMW X3.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is going to be equipped with just about the same engines present in Giulia. The SUV will be available with both AWD and RWD layouts. In Europe the model is likely to receive a turbodiesel unit of 2.2 liter. The unit will be delivering 178 and 148 hp as it does in the Alfa Romeo Giulia. In the near future, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio could receive a Quadrifogilo version. It will have the biturbo V6 unit of 2.9 liter (505 hp). This is the unit that powers the Giulia Q model. The production of Stelvio will begin either by this year’s end or early next year. Deliveries are not likely to begin until spring. The model will be built at the Cassino factory.