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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio crossover has been spied for a second time, and this time around the spy photographers managed to nab pictures of the car’s interior.

Compared to earlier prototypes, this latest vehicle has shed some of its camouflage, notably around the rear where the Ssangyong Stavic-style false rump has been removed. We can now see the outline of the tailgate, which has a more raked back appearance than its mainstream German rivals.

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Under the skin, the Stelvio uses the ‘Giorgio’ rear- and all-wheel-drive platform that made its debut in the Giulia sedan.

Like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and C-Class, the Stelvio seems to share most of its interior fittings, including the dashboard, steering wheel, and centre tunnel with the Giulia.

Given the close relationship between the SUV and sedan, it’s likely that the Stelvio will feature the same engine lineup as Alfa Romeo’s new BMW 3 Series challenger.

In Europe, the Giulia is available with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel in both 112kW/380Nm or 134kW/450Nm trims. For China and the US, the 149kW/330Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine will be the volume seller.

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A report earlier this month indicated that Alfa will also offer a Quadrifoglio version of the Stelvio with the Giulia’s Ferrari-developed 380kW/600Nm 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet.

Australia

At the earliest, the Stelvio will make its official debut in late 2016, although an early 2017 is more likely. Production isn’t likely to start straight away, meaning that the SUV’s Australian introduction probably won’t occur until the second half of 2017.

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