By the mid-2016, Alfa Romeo plans to launch its first SUV, codenamed the Stelvio. The expected date of launch was confirmed by Fiat Chrysler CEO; actually speaking, eight brand-new models are expected to run by 2018. One of these ambitious projects, the Stelvio SUV, will accordingly debut at the 2016 Auto Show in the City of Angels in late fall. Sharing the basis with the Giulia sedan, the Stelvio will supposedly feature a Turbo V6 engine in the standard RWD and optional FWD versions.
What is the reason for such a production growth? FCA intends to boost the high sales by reviving the marquee worldwide as Maserati and Alfa Romeo models seem to appear more competitive and commercially viable than Fiat models at once. Towards this goal, FCA has already spent more than $2.2 billion. Harald J. Wesler, the CEO of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, confirmed the Stelvio to be unveiled this fall, admittedly at the LA Auto Show.