It is limited to two models, the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV, the compact SUV Alfa Romeo Tonale has been expected for several years now. It marks a break with previous models Alfa Romeo for two reasons: it will not use the Giorgio platform and it will be the first Alfa Romeo hybrid.
While it was to be marketed in 2021, following the integration of the Alfa Romeo brand into the Stellantis Group and the change of the management team, the Alfa Romeo Tonale will finally be presented on February 8, 2022 at an event called "La Metamorfosi" and marketed in the summer of 2022.
As explained in the introduction, we know that the Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact SUVand therefore of the C segment. The dimensions will be 4.53 m long, 1.84 m wide and 1.6 m high. The trunk capacity is about 500 liters. The weight is still unknown.
On the models presented, the Alfa Romeo Tonale is equipped with Pirelli P ZERO in the 235/40R20 96V XL size. The Pirelli P ZERO has been chosen as original equipment for the various versions of the Tonale: hybrid, Q4 plug-in hybrid and diesel.
For driving behaviorThe platform used for the Tonale is the SUSW, taken from the Jeep Compass and Jeep Commander. The front and rear suspensions are of the McPherson type. The basic platform has been improved, however, under the direction of Domenico Bagnasco (who worked on the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA), in order to give the Tonale a sporty behavior.
The Tonale's steering has also been tuned for performance with a powerful electric motor in the steering column that offers a 13.6:1 ratio. For comparison, the reduction ratio is 15.9:1 on the Jeep Compass. The weight distribution, front/rear, has also been worked on.
On board the Tonale, for infotainment, we find the U-Connect 5 system, with the Alexa voice command service, compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, already seen on the latest Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte or even the electric Fiat 500. That's a good point because it performs well. Harman will still be a partner for premium audio. In total two screens of 10.25 inches and 12.3 inches are available at the driver's level and at the central level.
Driving aids are also included. From level 2, there will be 360° camerablind spot detection, lane departure detection, autonomous emergency braking, etc.
The Tonale's headlights are full led and matrix led, a first for Alfa Romeo. The Matrix LED headlight concept consumes very little power and the light emitted by these headlights is rather white and intense.
Regarding the quality of assembly and materials, the new director of the brand, Jean-Philippe Imparato (former CEO of Peugeot), promises top-of-the-line finishes.
Alfa Romeo Tonale engines
The Alfa Romeo Tonale will be the first electrified Alfa Romeo of the brand. According to the latest information, here are the engines that will be offered for order:
- 1.5L MHEV DCT7 130 hp gasoline (light hybrid technology)
- 1.5L MHEV DCT7 160 hp gasoline (light hybrid technology)
- 1.3 T4 PHEV AT6 275 hp gasoline (plug-in hybrid technology, 15.5 kWh battery)
Only the 275 hp engine is offered in four-wheel drive. The other two engines are tractions.
The 1.5L MHEV hybrid engine is new to Stellantis but has already been seen in Jeep and probably other models in the group soon. The difference in power between 130 hp and 160 hp of the 1.5L MHEV is obtained thanks to a variable geometry turbo. In the 130 hp version of the Tonale, the 0 to 100 km/h would be accomplished in 9.6 sec and the top speed would be 195 km/h.
The 1.3L PHEV engine with 275 hp is interesting because already known in 240 hp version at Jeep but the power has been increased here thanks to a battery of 15.5 kWh, for a sportier behavior, while having a range between 60 and 80 km in all electric. The 0 to 100 km/h with this motorization, would be accomplished in 6.2 sec.
The 2.0L 255 hp gasoline and 1.6 Multijet DCT7 130 hp diesel engines will be offered in countries where the regulations concerning pollution tax are compatible, probably in the USA.
Launch dates of the Alfa Romeo Tonale
Assembled at the Italian plant in Pomigliano d'Arco, the Alfa Romeo Tonale will go on sale in June and it is likely to see the first deliveries to customers in September 2022.
- Presentation to the press on February 8, 2022
- Production launch in March/April 2022
- Launch of orders and press tests in June 2022
- First deliveries between September and December 2022
Note that theAlfa Romeo Tonale Edizione Speciale is available for order since March 2022.
Alfa Romeo Tonale & Competition Award
Due to its platform and size, the Alfa Romeo Tonale will be less expensive than its big brother theAlfa Romeo Stelvio which starts at about 50 000 €.
The price of the Alfa Romeo Tonale should be located, depending on the versions (Super, Sprint, Ti, Veloce), engines (diesel, gasoline, hybrid), and equipment, between 35 000 € and 45 000 €.. The colors at launch will be: blue, green, gray, red, white and black.
Rates updated in October 2022.
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Super 130 hp gasoline hybrid||35 400 €||5.9 L||134 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Super 130 hp diesel||35 900 €||5,6 L||146 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Sprint 130 hp gasoline hybrid||37 900 €||5.9 L||135 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Super 130 hp diesel||38 400 €||5.6 L||147 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale TI 160 hp gasoline hybrid||42 400 €||6 L||136 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale TI 130 hp diesel||40 900 €||5.6 L||147 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce 160 hp petrol hybrid||44 900 €||5.9 L||135 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce 275 hp gasoline hybrid||/||/||/|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Edizione Speciale 130 hp petrol hybrid||39 000 €||6.1 L||139 g|
|Alfa Romeo Tonale Edizione Speciale 160 hp petrol hybrid||41 000 €||6.1 L||138 g|
A few months after its release, it will probably be possible to find an entry-level Alfa Romeo Tonale, with a Super finish, for less than €30,000.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale will have a 5 year warranty and 8 years or 150,000 km for the batteries.
Alfa Romeo Tonale's direct competitors The compact SUV is the 2nd best segment in Europe with 536,000 sales in 2021.
This will win back former Alfa Romeo customers, whose Giulia and Stelvio prices were unaffordable for some.
Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio
The Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio is not on the agenda for the moment. The brand's priority objective is to make volume before making sporty models.
If the Alfa Romeo Tonale Quadrifoglio is to be released one day, it must be compatible with the pollution standards and be able to offer a true sporty behavior.
The two hypotheses retained are either a 2.0L GME PHEV engine of 380 hp, already existing at Jeep and compatible with the Tonale platform, or a 100 % electric (but in this case, not before 2024).
Alfa Romeo Tonale Insurance
The insurance of the Alfa Romeo Tonale will probably cost between 1000 € and 1500 € / year in all risk, depending of course on your bonus/malus, etc. To have an accurate price, make a simulation ofAlfa Romeo insurance.
Alfa Romeo Tonale Test Drive
Press testing began in May 2022 and will continue until June 2022. Initial feedback from the automotive press indicates a well-equipped, dynamically handling compact SUV with good fit and finish and an attractive price tag.
We will share our test of the Alfa Romeo Tonale as soon as it is possible...
Alfa Romeo Tonale video and pictures
Check out the experience of the Alfa Romeo Tonale in the video presentation below.
Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019 (and yes already), the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept, driven by Klaus Busse, marks the next step in Alfa Romeo design. Modern but with tributes to the past and in particular to the SZ and Brera.
Pictures of the Alfa Romeo Tonale prototype
In October 2019, images of an Alfa Romeo Tonale prototype panicked fans. These are images of a prototype, not definitive, which were leaked voluntarily or not.