Spy Photographers Catch Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV for the First Time

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV has been caught on camera for the first time.

Expected to enter production in the final quarter of 2016, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will hit the market in early 2017. Throughout the model’s development, the Italian automaker has remained adamant that the Stelvio would be a competent SUV and that it will focus on being best-in-class for on-road ability.

The SUV will ride on a variation of the Giulia’s all-new architecture and will be available in rear- and all-wheel drive. The architecture also gives the automaker the ability to power the Stelvio with a variety of powerplants including four-cylinder and V6 engines in both gas and diesel form.

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Like the Giulia, there will be a high-performance Quadrifoglio Verde variant powered by the same 2.9-liter V6 engine found in the Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Although heavily camouflaged, it’s easy to see that the Stelvio will have Alfa Romeo’s signature styling up front including its triangular grille. Expect the Alfa Romeo Stelvio to arrive in the U.S. as a 2018 model.

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