FCA reveals a little piece of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio in corporate video. Why? – UPDATED

When OmniAuto revealed that a video of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio was made inside the Cassino plant, we were sure it was a leaked video or something of the kind. But it ended up being a corporate video of the plant, a clear attempt to present the level of assembly quality the new Alfa Romeo cars have. And, in the middle of it, more precisely at 1:18, we get to see a Stelvio in the final steps of assembly, almost complete. Check it for yourself.

Not possible, right? This is because FCA has made the video private, probably willing to edit the inconvenient part. But we have saved it. Watch it below.

If you have no patience for the video, or no understanding of Italian whatsoever, here is the frame in which the Stelvio appears.

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The Stelvio will be revealed at the LA Auto Show, in November, but, with this video, we believe FCA will try to promote it as much as it can before the official revelations. Expect lots of teasers, calculated slip situations, such as the video above, and even official pictures prior to the LA event. Check what OminiAuto believes the Stelvio “Quadrifoglio” will look like:

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The first version of the Stelvio to appear will probably present 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.

Built over the Giorgio platform, the same one used by the Giulia, the Stelvio will be a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle. It will very likely also offer the other engines the sedan presents: a 2.2 MultiJet II turbodiesel unit or a 2.0 all aluminum turbocharged petrol engine. The Stelvio caught in the video is most surely equipped with one of these engines. And we can say that by looking at its wheels

The former delivers up to 132 kW at 3,750 rpm and 450 Nm at 1,750 rpm. It comes with a 8-speed ZF automatic transmission as standard and a 6-speed manual transmission as an option in the Giulia. The latter produces 147 kW at 5,000 rpm and 330 Nm at 1,750 rpm. It is sold only with the 8-speed automatic gearbox in Europe, but we believe it may offer the manual gearbox in the USA. Most “alfisti” will not surrender to the comfort automatic transmissions deliver. They prefer to make the Cuore Sportivo beat in a more controlled pace.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.