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CAUGHT: Updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio Will Feature Switchback Headlamps!

LED Matrix Headlamps, Feature Even More Technology...

Alfa Romeo continues to test its upcoming mid-cycle-action (MCA) of its Stelvio D-SUV for the 2024 model year. Expect to be rolled out in 2023 in Europe, the North American market will receive the updated two-row Italian SUV in late-2023 as a 2024 model. The updates align the Stelvio with the more modern Tonale and keep the Stelvio competitive until the next-generation all-electric Stelvio arrives in late 2025 as a 2026 model.

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

A couple of months ago, we were treated with some low-resolution photos of some 2023 model year pilot models that came down the assembly line at the Stellantis Cassino plant in Italy. Since then, our good friend Walter Vayr of GabetzSPYUnit seems to have caught up with the update Stelvio for a second time. This time capturing a 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 model, while it was testing in Italy.

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

Black tape over the headlamps hides the new LED Matrix-style headlamps, that were originally teased back in 2018 with the proposed Alfa Romeo GTV. However, Vayr was able to catch that the new headlamps will include switchback turn signals integrated into them.

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

Even more, the black tape helps to hide smaller detail changes to the front fascia, which include a newly styled “Scudetto” grille, a new grille mesh texture, and Quadrifoglio-inspired front air intakes into the corners of lower grille openings. We were hoping that the Stelvio’s rear taillamps would be updated as well, however, it appears that they will stay the same.

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

When it comes to engines, we expect the 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to carry over its current offerings. This will mark the last time to get a Giulia with an internal combustion engine (ICE), as the next-generation SUV will be exclusively a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). We expect that the Stelvio will adopt the same mild-hybrid (mHEV) propulsion system as the Ghibli and Levante Hybrid models. Equipped with the proven 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (GME-T4) engine that is found under the hood of many of our favorite Stellantis products, however, for the Maserati Hybrid models, there is a huge boost in power to a whopping 330 horsepower and 332 ft.-lb. (450 Nm) of torque at just 1,500 rpm.

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

There should also be some changes to the interior as well. Other leaked images confirmed that both the Giulia and Stelvio will adopt the new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. We have also been hearing about some new higher-quality materials that will be used throughout the interior. There should be even more updates to the infotainment system, which should now run Uconnect 5 software with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features.

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Q4 Tester Image Gallery:

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Robert S. Miller

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