We have already mentioned to you that the future Alfa Romeo SUV would be named Stelvio, after the Stelvio Pass. We have also shown you the back of the car, revealed by Ralph Gilles, with his predecessor on it. What we had not shown so far was the real car. And we can now do that with the help of ICS Photography. They have obtained mathematical models of the new SUV. Well, at least of important parts of it, such as the side.
This image shows parts of the Giorgio platform. It will be the base of the Stelvio and it is already the architecture in which the Giulia is based. Curiously, this image also shows that the two vehicles may share more than the engines and the platform: it seems that some parts of the doors are also common, even if the Stelvio doors are longer than the Giulia’s. Especially their upper part. When it comes to car production, all sharing that can be done dramatically lowers the production cost, due to scale, and speeds up development.
The back door of the new SUV presents the shape of the tail lights, the position of the license plate (a little below the round badge) and how small the rear window will be. It has to do with the high belt line of the SUV, as well as with its sporty character. The Stelvio will be probably revealed at the Paris Motor Show with the most powerful engine offered by the Giulia, the 2.9 V6 with 2 turbochargers that delivers 375 kW and 600 Nm. In the Giulia, it comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission and reaches a top speed of 307 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 s. In the Stelvio, which may not receive the Quadrifoglio badge, total power may be reduced in a trade for higher torque.
That makes perfect sense. While the Giulia wants to recover the driving pleasure that Alfa used to offer, the Stelvio aims to pay the bills. Just like the Cayenne did with Porsche. The only people mover that could put these things together would be a Giulia Sportwagon, such as the one imagined by Alessandro Masera. We hope it gets produce as much as we hope that it is not too late for the Cuore Sportivo to beat in strong pace again.