Alfa Romeo confirmed that the company has plans to launch its first ever SUV model named the Stelvio. Even
Even though, the vehicle is scheduled to hit dealership stores in 2017, the test mule has been spotted on the road recently adding to the hype.
Despite their successful sedans and other models, Alfa didn’t have a dedicated SUV until now. The company confirmed the news earlier during an auto expo and added that the vehicle will go into production by the end of 2016. While it is great to spot a test car on the road, it has been heavily disguised and uses a makeshift body. The actual chassis and the platform will be much different when compared to the one leaked through spy photos.
However, the camouflage didn’t stop photographers from recognizing the fact that it is indeed the Stelvio the auto maker has been building for a while now. The car is going to go public at the Los Angeles auto show. The event will take place in the month of November this year. The front fascia of the SUV shared a lot of resemble to the Giulia. The size of the car is on par with the F-Pace SUV from Jaguar.
The testing phase is being carried out under the codename Tipo 949D. A fast windscreen should be a unique aspect of the model combined with high rise shoulder line, rounded rooflines and twin exhaust outlets. These exhausts look stylish and are sure to boost the performance of the vehicle to new levels. The tail lights don’t stand out and are designed to tightly wrap around the car’s body.
It is confirmed that Alfa Romeo’s first SUV Stelvio is being built on the Giorgio platform. The entry level models will sport a rear wheel drive system. Buyers looking forward to experience better performance and acceleration can opt to upgrade the vehicle to an all-wheel drive model. It is equipped with a Quadrifoglio Verde QV engine with a 2.9-liter twin turbo variant capable of rendering 376kW power.
The SUV from Alfa is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4 seconds. The vehicle’s production is about to commence as confirmed by top executives during an employee meet held in the factory. Pricing and other trimline variants of the SUV will be announced at the Los Angeles auto expo scheduled to be held this November in the U.S.