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.
Pricing for the Stelvio hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to start at around £40,000 for the lower-spec car seen in these latest images and the range-topping Quadrifoglio will be around £65,000.
Quadrifoglio-spec Stelvios are expected to be heavily outsold by the mainstream variants.