The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale is a sporty small crossover with a PHEV option
Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled its first new vehicle in a few years, the new 2023 Tonale, a small crossover SUV that shares its platform with the Fiat 500X, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade. Alfa says the vehicle stays true to the concept version announced in 2019 while adding customer-focused features. It will be offered with two available powertrains, including a PHEV.
The Tonale PHEV Q4 AWD combines a 15.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and 90 kW electric motor with a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Together, the combustion engine and electric motor produce 272 horsepower, and the vehicle can travel 30 miles on electric power alone. The other powertrain offering is the Q4 AWD model.
The Q4 AWD uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This engine develops 256 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. Tonale Q4 AWD models are equipped with stop-start technology, which allows them to meet the new 30 super-ultra-low emission standard.
All versions of the SUV have three different operating modes, including Dual Power/Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency. Tonale gets the latest Stellantis Uconnect 5 infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch driver cluster display. The vehicles also include a host of driver assistance and safety systems and Level 2 autonomy available with Traffic Jam Assist. Alfa will offer the Sprint, Ti and Veloce models with orders opening in Q4 2022 and the first vehicles shipping in Q1 2023. Pricing is not announced.