The study was presented in 2019, and we’ve been waiting eagerly for the production version of the Tonale ever since. Now there is new information about the planned compact SUV from Alfa Romeo. The premiere should take place in September 2021, reports Motor.es. The car should then be available for order in November and will be available at dealerships in February 2022. AUTO BILD expects that the Alfa Romeo Tonale will cost 31,000 euros in the base.
Study should almost go into series production
The car is likely to be based on the Jeep Renegade’s platform. Because the show car with plug-in hybrid drive looked almost ready for production, no major changes are to be expected for series production. Only the headlights and the side mirrors will most likely be larger, as the drawing by the AUTO BILD illustrator shows. Accordingly, Alfa could also adopt the design elements from classic models. These include the turntable-look rims, which have been part of the brand since the Tipo 33 Stradale, or the slit headlights with the three light elements (reminiscent of the Alfa SZ and the Coupé Brera).
Displays on the air vents
The interior of the study looks like a futuristic reinterpretation of the classic Alfa cockpit. This is mainly due to the deeply cupped steering wheel, which is reminiscent of the wooden flounces of the 1960s. Behind it sits a digital instrument cluster that imitates the shape of conventional circular displays. Small displays on the ventilation nozzles show the set temperature. The infotainment is operated via a ten-inch touchscreen, which is also possible using gesture control.
Plug-in hybrid as the most powerful engine
On the engine side, the Tonale is likely to use the Jeep Renegade’s drives. The most powerful variant would then be a 250 hp plug-in hybrid. A more potent Quadrifoglio version is apparently not being planned. Incidentally, the Tonale, like its big brother Stelvio, was named after an Italian pass road.