Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Accidentally Makes an Early Appearance

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) accidentally gave a preview of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.

The automaker posted a video on its YouTube channel that had footage of a crossover boasting Alfa Romeo’s signature front end at the Fiat Cassino plant in Italy, where the Alfa Romeo Giulia is produced. The company didn’t waste much time in making the video private, but like everything else that surfaces on the internet, screenshots were taken and shared.

Although spy photographers have caught the Alfa Romeo Stelvio testing numerous times in the past months, this is our best look yet at the overall body and the front end undisguised.

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Expected to make its debut at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, Alfa Romeo’s SUV will take aim at the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace with hopes of boosting sales for the Italian automaker in the U.S. The model will likely share its powerplants with the Giulia sedan, which means a high-performance version with the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 could also be coming in the form of an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio model. In the Giulia, that powerplant offers 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque and helps push the car to a Nurburgring lap record.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Sep 15, 2016

    Crossovers, crossovers, crossovers, crossovers, crossovers ... what is wrong with drivers today?!

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