Expect Alfa Romeo's updated Stelvio to arrive next year.
Back in March, we got our first look at the updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio parked up during winter testing as the stylish SUV prepares for its obligatory mid-cycle facelift. As development continues, this latest batch of spy shots shows the updated Stelvio enduring some hot weather testing in Southern Europe.
Finished in white, the facelifted Stelvio has been covered in camouflage at the front and back, indicating that the bumpers have been redesigned. New full LED headlights are also expected to be added as development evolves. Overall, the exterior will be getting some very minor updates to keep the Stelvio looking fresh in the highly competitive SUV segment.
Bigger changes can be found inside, as the Stelvio facelift features a redesigned center console. The gear shifter and surrounding dials and buttons also look different to the current model's, and the button for the electronic park brake has been repositioned next to the gear shifter. Elsewhere, the armrest between the seats has also been redesigned. Expect a digital instrument cluster to be added to the options list as well.
In the current Stelvio, power is provided by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine producing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, while the more powerful Quadrifoglio version uses a 2.9-liter twin turbo V6 with 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph takes just 3.6 seconds in the range-topping Quadrifoglio. Power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission in both configurations. These engine options should carry over, but rumors suggest mild-hybrid options will also be added to the lineup as part of Alfa Romeo's electrification strategy.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio facelift is expected to break cover next year. In the future, it will also be joined by the smaller Tonale SUV, which was revealed as a concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show with sleek styling and hybrid technology.