Spy Shots: Alfa Romeo's Stelvio SUV is ready

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The first and long-awaited Alfa Romeo SUV has been spotted undergoing final development testing in Italy, ahead of its international unveiling at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Here's what we know about this vehicle so far.

Photos by S.Baldauf / S.B. Medien

Alfa Romeo as a global brand is undergoing a serious revamp and is upscaling its product offering over the next few years. We were in attendance when the Alfa Romeo Giulia broke cover in Milan and witnessed a new brand identity emerge. Of course, there have been numerous promises of a full product offensive since the introduction of the now ageing Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta, but it would appear that the ball is finally about to start rolling. After the international launch of the Giulia sedan, the range expansion has been confirmed to include an SUV, rumoured to be called the Stelvio.

The Stelvio seems to take its design cues from the new Giulia sedan. It should be a real looker!

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been heavily delayed, but finally, we have news that it will be unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be taking on a hot segment and will have to beat the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Porsche Macan. That's illustrious company to be in, so Alfa will have to make sure that its Stelvio can match them.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will ride on the Giulia platform and will feature an extensive line-up of engines. We reckon we'll see the full complement of motors ranging from four-cylinder petrol and diesels, to the mighty 2.9-litre biturbo V6 seen in the Giulia QV. We'll have more details when the vehicle is fully revealed next week.

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