After the brief glimpse caught thanks to Italian tv, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio returns in the standard, non-Quadrifoglio version, this time courtesy of patent images.
Of course, since we’re discussing leaked patent images, we can still take them with a grain of salt, and also comment that in real life this underwhelming design will not be, well… real. Still, this is the best look so far at the standard Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV – which has so far been presented only in its flagship QV iteration. It can easily be called a blown-up Giulia since the crossover inherits most of the design traits from the midsize sedan. That’s not bad – but not great either – especially since every automaker now seems to be going down the VAG route of diluting every model to the point of not being able to distinguish them without reading the model tag.
Of course, we already know the Stelvio will borrow the entire cabin from the Giulia – as well as most of the hardware and powertrains. And this is because both use the same brand new Giorgio architecture – and the Stelvio is even going to be produced at the same Cassino, Italy plant where the sedan is made. The only engines announced for now are the 280-hp 2.0-liter gasoline hooked to an eight-speed automatic as well as the Ferrari-inspired biturbo 2.9-liter V6 with 505 hp and the potential to bring even more Nurburgring records home.