More details about the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV have been revealed in a set of patent images.
The base-spec Stelvio doesn’t look drastically different from the hot Quadrifoglio range-topper, although much of the performance model's aggressive styling has been toned down.
At the rear of the more mainstream Stelvio are two large exhaust pipes and the front gets a split lower grille like that of the Giulia. Although the image doesn’t reveal the alloy wheel design, the wheels fill the arches, which implies that large-diameter alloy wheels will be used on the bottom-spec car and throughout the rest of the range.
The engines in the Stelvio line-up will be the same as those in the Giulia's – a 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel for the majority of the range.
It’s expected that a Veloce model will be introduced, too, given that Alfa has also revealed to Autocar that a 276bhp, 295lb ft version of the 2.0-litre petrol engine will be used – the same engine that appears in the Giulia Veloce.
The Stelvio's trim levels are likely to follow those of the Giulia, with the base-spec car taking the name Stelvio, and the range then rising to Stelvio Super, Technica, Speciale, Veloce and finally Quadrifoglio.