The new Alfa Romeo Tonale goes on sale in late 2020December 4, 2019
The new compact SUV Alfa Romeo Tonale will go on sale at the end of next year.
The new compact Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV will be launched at the end of next year. He joins Giulia and Stevio in the Italian brand lineup and is part of the FCA’s offensive strategy for the crossover market. When the Tonale goes on sale, it will enter the extremely crowded SUV market in the very tight small SUV segment represented by cars such as the BMW X2, Volkswagen T-Roc and Audi Q3, and will be a premium alternative to more popular models such as the SEAT Ateca and Nissan Qashqai.
Previously leaked images completely anticipated the style of the Tonale production model – and the good news is that its design has not deviated too far from the concept that was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. Naturally, some details were softened for the production car.
The front bumper has become less angular, probably in the interest of pedestrian safety, while the huge alloy wheels have been replaced with wheels of a more reasonable size. The optics are also slightly larger than the concept, and the door mirrors got a more familiar shape. However, Tonale will feature many design details for the Alfa Romeo brand, in particular the traditional heart-shaped radiator grille, an offset front number plate and hidden rear door handles.
Tonale will share its platform with the Jeep Renegade, albeit with a number of revisions such as a new suspension, upgraded brakes and a new interchangeable hybrid powertrain. Tonale will be the first PHEV Alfa Romeo model to debut with this technology before launching it in the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV. Alfa Romeo has not yet published details about the Tonale engines and specifications, but speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Alfa Romeo’s European head Robert Zerby said the company is working on a range of plug-ins.
Tonale will also offer a variety of modes updated to meet the requirements of a hybrid installation. The “dynamic” mode will become the “Dual Power” mode and will force gasoline and electric engines to provide maximum power. The “normal” mode maintains a trade-off between efficiency and performance, while the “Advanced Efficiency” mode switches to the “Advanced E” mode, providing a fully electric mode of operation.
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