Italian marque says it has 'something new up our sleeve', could it be the baby Stelvio? More will be revealed on March 5.
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Alfa Romeo is planning to reveal something at the Geneva motor show next month, which the company says should give "a taste of what's next to come in the word of Italian performance and luxury".

Speaking with Roadshow by CNET, company spokesperson, Berh Alexanian, indicated the brand will arrive at the Swiss event in "full force" with "something new up our sleeves as well".

"Stay tuned on March 5 to see a glimpse into the next chapter of Alfa Romeo's legendary story," Alexanian told the American publication.

It's not very clear what the "something new" actually is, though the rumour mill is churning around the world.

Some reports claim it's the anticipated small SUV model that will slot under the Stelvio, potentially based on either the Jeep Compass or on a shortened version of the 'Giorgio' rear-drive architecture that underpins the Giulia and Stelvio.

This seems fairly logical, given the well-documented market shift towards higher-riding vehicles globally, though it's not the only new model that could be on the table.

While the compact crossover has previously been confirmed in the company's launch plans prior to 2022 with a product roadmap (above) shown internally in June last year, Alfa Romeo has also previously indicated an updated Giulietta is on the way along with refreshed versions of the Giulia and Stelvio.

Replacements for the GTV and 8C sports cars are also slated for launch before the end of 2022 as well, in addition to a flagship E-segment SUV that will sit above the Stelvio and compete with the likes of the BMW X5.

The company is also planning long-wheelbase versions of the Giulia and Stelvio, likely for the legroom-conscious Chinese market, while plug-in hybrid drivetrains and Level 3 autonomy are planned across the line-up in the coming years.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the Geneva motor show, which kicks off on March 5.