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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been spied again on public roads, but this time it has shed much of its disguise.

While a company video in August accidentally revealed the design of the headlights, grille, and front bumper, this heavily camouflaged vehicle presents us with our first decent look at the car’s sides and rear.

Previous prototypes were clad in comprehensive disguise kit, with almost every part of the SUV’s exterior covered in false body panels.

We can see from this latest set of images that the Stelvio hews closely to the styling template laid out by the Giulia sedan, with round shapes and soft surfacing balanced out by aggressive details.

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At the rear, the Stelvio features tail-lights similar to those of the sedan, as well as a licence plate cutout at the bottom of the tailgate.

On the inside, earlier spy photos revealed that the Stelvio will share most of its components with the Giulia, including the dashboard design, centre console layout, and centre tunnel setup.

Under the skin, the sedan and crossover utilise the ‘Giorgio’ rear- and all-wheel platform. As such, volume-selling versions of the Stelvio will use the same turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines as the Giulia.

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The company may even offer offer a high performance variant that’s powered by the same Ferrari-developed 375kW/600Nm 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 used by the Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Australia

The new Stelvio crossover will make its global debut at the Los Angeles motor show, which takes place in the middle of November. That means that Alfa’s first SUV won’t go on sale locally until either late 2017 or early 2018.

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