Alfa Romeo Tonale Crossover spied in camouflage days before debut
Alfa Romeo is set to unveil the all-new Tonale crossover on February 8, but it’s still in development. New spy photos, possibly the last we’ll have of the long-awaited model, show that Alfa is still finishing cold weather testing. The latest photos still show the crossover in camouflage, but the teaser campaign is in full swing, so we might see more with those.
When the new crossover debuts early next month, it will likely have a 1.3-liter turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain under the hood. It will allegedly produce 240 horsepower (179 kilowatts), but nothing is official until Alfa says so. Other rumors suggest smaller, less powerful engine offerings, such as a 130 hp (97 kW) turbo four-cylinder are possible. There might even be a diesel variant and a mild hybrid variant.
The Alfa is still well hidden under its camouflage, but the skin-tight trim shows off a curvaceous design. We expect the Tonale to adapt the styling of the Stelvio to the smaller vehicle, although it should look much sharper and more refined on the new model.
A recent teaser showed off the front end and light signature, along with a brief look at the interior instrument cluster. The new spy shots also reveal a bit of the dashboard, including the digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen, which aren’t flush against the curvy dash.
We’ll get our best look at the new Tonale, inside and out, in just a few days. We should have seen the Grecale last year, but it suffered two delays, one of which was related to the ongoing chip shortage plaguing the industry. The new Tonale will sit below the Stelvio in Alfa’s lineup and will give the brand an essential entry into a lucrative and popular segment, particularly for luxury marquees. The new Tonale will go on sale later this year before hitting the US market sometime after.
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