2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale – The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale is finally available. We first glimpsed the Tonale in a prototype in the year 2019, but additional development for the gas-electric drivetrain as well as the lack of chip in 2021 made it difficult to launch the vehicle. It’s finally here! Alfa Romeo has finally presented the production version of its second SUV that is positioned just below the Stelvio and will be one of the very only Alfa Romeo to feature a plug-in hybrid engine.
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Review
2023 Tonale will come with two engines. The most prominent of them is the brand new plug-in hybrid system that combines a 180 horsepower turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four engine that powers the front wheels, with an electric motor that is 121 horsepower and attached to the back axle. The system delivers a total performance of 272 horsepower across all four wheels. The electric motor draws its power from the 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The Tonale PHEV is equipped with an automatic transmission with six speeds and Alfa Romeo promises over 30 miles of electric range.
Tonale PHEV will have three driving modes Natural which mix with the engine as well as the electric motor to provide everyday driving Advanced Efficiency, which is designed to be pure electric power; and Dynamic, which allows for the best efficiency from both engine and the e-motor. In addition to the plug-in model, Tonale buyers will be offered the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that’s mated with an automatic nine-speed transmission. The engine is capable of producing a whopping 295 lbs-ft of torque. The nonhybrid Tonale can also be ordered with an all-wheel drive.
Alfa Romeo promises that the Tonale will feature the same athletic driving performance we’ve become accustomed to from the company. Alongside a fast 13.6:1 steering ratio, The Tonale has an independent suspension in the front and rear, with optional adaptive dampers which can be adjusted for comfort or sport. In terms of style, stylistically, the Tonale remains true to the idea, sporting sleek headlights with three U-shaped LEDs that frame the classic Alfa Romeo grille. The rear is adorned with a stylish full-width taillight, which is reminiscent of the lighting design in three pieces that is visible from the front. This Tonale has a length of 178.3 inches in length, which makes it a couple of inches more than the BMW X1 but still over six inches smaller than the X3.
Inside the Tonale has a 10.3-inch center touchscreen that runs Stellantis’ Uconnect 5 infotainment system, as well as a 12.3-inch digital gauge panel. The Tonale will be equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, as well as the ability to charge phones wirelessly, which are going to become included as standard. Uconnect 5 includes Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. It’s Alfa Connect app will allow users to stop and start the engine as well as lock and unlock doors remotely, in addition to other things. Additionally, the Tonale is also able to receive over-the-air updates. Alfa Romeo says the Tonale will be the first car equipped with a digital NFT certificate. It will keep details about the vehicle over its life cycle and act as a document proving that the Tonale was properly maintained and maintained. Alfa Romeo claims it will increase the value of the vehicle’s residual value and let future buyers buying on the used market know what they’re buying. Alfa Romeo did acknowledge that it is possible that NFT won’t keep records if you choose to take care of maintenance yourself.
The Tonale is also fitted with safety features that are standard, such as the adaptive cruise control system, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic emergency brakes. An additional traffic Jam Assist feature will be capable of steering and altering the car’s speed while on the highway.
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Release Date & Price
The Tonale will be available in three trim levels – Sprint, Ti, and Veloce–and will be available for sales at the beginning of 2023. The order books will open during the 4th quarter of the year, and we’re expecting that it will start at a price of around $38,000. This Tonale will be the very first in a series of the many electrified Alfa Romeos to come, with the Italian automaker announcing the launch of a car that will come with hybrid and fully electric engines in 2024 before the EV is fully developed in 2025.