Alfa Romeo Stelvio Crossover Spied Lurking Near the Nurburgring

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been spied testing near the Nurburgring.

The upcoming SUV is still dressed in heavy camouflage, but there’s no mistaking that signature Alfa Romeo front end. Spy photographers have caught the prototype testing on public roads near the Nurburgring, but they expect it to do some laps on the track in the near future.

Now that the Alfa Romeo Giulia is in production, the Italian automaker is working hard on the Stelvio SUV in hopes of debuting it late this year or early next year. It was originally planned for an earlier debut, but has been delayed.

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It is expected that the powerplants used in the Giulia will make their way over to the Stelvio, so don’t be surprised to see a 505-horsepower model that uses the Ferrari-sourced twin-turbo V6 engine. The high-performance crossover and SUV segment is heating up with the likes of the Audi SQ5, BMW X3M and Mercedes-AMG GLC. It also wouldn’t be a surprise if Alfa Romeo has a goal to compete with Porsche’s crossovers and SUVs.

Expect the Alfa Romeo Stelvio to go on sale in the U.S. as a 2018 model.

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