Alfa Romeo Aims to Lose the Elitist Status That’s Plagued it for Years
Times are changing at Alfa Romeo. It is adopting EV tech and starting to ditch their classic sedans for compact SUVs, although nearly every other manufacturer is doing the same nowadays. The most significant change in the company is coming straight from the man in charge, Jean-Philippe Imperato, who said, "My quality benchmark is Lexus," in an interview with Automotive news.
2022 Alfa Romeo Tonale Edizione Speciale
The new "Edizione Speciale" is nothing more than just a Tonale Launch Edition with a different name. According to the company, the Tonale Edizione Speciale will be "packed with tech specs and connectivity" and will be offered in two trim levels and with two packs.
While prices were not revealed just yet, Alfa Romeo announced that the new edition will be offered at the same price in the main European markets.
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Breaks Cover As The Company’s First Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle
Alfa Romeo unveiled the Tonale concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the same platform as the Jeep Renegade and will be the flag bearer for the automaker in the compact SUV segment. The SUV has been spotted many times in the past, and was even leaked a day before its launch.
Now, the compact SUV is finally here. It will be offered in three trims and two engine choices. One of these is a plug-in hybrid that puts out 272 horses. There’s no word on the pricing for now, but the Tonale will arrive in the U.S. early next year.
Scoop: First Look At Alfa’s New Baby SUV; 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale
Two Weeks Until Reveal and the Alfa Romeo Tonale is Still in Development
Alfa Romeo already confirmed that the new, 2023 Tonale will make its official debut on February 8, 2022. Yes, less than two weeks from now! This means the company’s engineers are busy doing the last testing and adjustments. The car was caught testing out in the cold once again, and this time our spy photographers were also able to take a quick shot of the interior.
Alfa Romeo Teases Tonale’s Front End And Digital Gauges Before February 8 Debut
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Looks Production-Ready In These Latest Spy Shots
Alfa Romeo currently has just two products in its portfolio and it desperately needs new products to sustain itself comfortably. Enter: The Tonale. The Tonale concept was showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and roughly three years later, it seems like the production version is ready. Alfa Romeo is yet to debut the compact SUV, but it has been spied testing in the snow; this time, with lesser clothing.
The Tonale will be based on the same platform as the Jeep Renegade. The compact SUV has been spied only with the wraps on so far, but it does look sharp. Fortunately, a lot of elements from the concept seem to have been retained. It goes unsaid that the Tonale will have a lot of design cues from the Stelvio as well. Some production-spec details can also be seen here vis-à-vis the concept, like bigger lights, standard wing mirrors instead of cameras, and regular door handles.
The Tonale is expected to debut in February and could go on sale from July.
Check out the gallery below and let us know in the comments section what you think of the upcoming Alfa Romeo Ronale
Here’s What To Expect From Alfa Romeo’s 5-Year Onslaught of New Cars
It seems Alfa Romeo is one of those brands that refuse to step away from traditions and move on with the times. Over the last decade or so, the Italian company has come up with some great models, but their business strategy hasn’t been what you would call sustainable. However, this may be about to change, as the Italian car company recently stated that we will be getting a new model every year until 2026, and from 2027 onwards, all models of the brand will be electrified.
Fork in the Road: Alfa Romeo’s Make It Or Break It Moment
At some point, you almost have to feel bad for Alfa Romeo. Despite having some pretty cool cars, a blend of bad decisions and a tainted perception of reliability has put the brand in a position where it would almost make more sense to kill it than try to bring it back to profitability. Fortunately, the brand isn’t done just yet, and a heap of new models between now and 2026 could be exactly what the company needs to bounce back. Still, at the same time, one can’t help but wonder: Is this the beginning of the end for Alfa Romeo?
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale
I have to admit: when I saw the Tonale Concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show I was impressed. It kind of looked like the Stelvio, but it was a lot sportier. It was proof that Alfa Romeo can significantly improve its SUV look.
And when Alfa Romeo announced a production version should follow shortly, I was even more stocked. Problems though came shortly after the announcement. Jean-Philippe Imparato was unhappy with the performances offered by the plug-in hybrid system and decided to delay the launch of the production version Tonale. The merge between FAC and PSAdelayed the Tonale even more. But, all those problems are now solved and the Tonale is back on track! An official debut should happen sometime in 2022, and it will be built at the Stellantis plant in Pomigliano d’Arco.
2019 Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a crossover concept introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Smaller than the Stelvio, the Tonale concept is based on the Jeep Renegade and previews the company’s second crossover. It’s also Alfa Romeo’s first hybrid vehicle. There’s no word as to when it will go in production, but it should happen sometime in 2020.
It’s been three years since Alfa Romeo joined the SUV market with the Stelvio, and the Italian firm is considering an expansion. With full access to parent company FCA’s platforms, Alfa Romeo is putting the Small Wide 4x4 chassis to good use. Already available in the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, and Fiat 500X, these underpinnings will be adopted by the Tonale, Alfa Romeo’s smallest crossover yet. When it hits the market in 2020, the production version of this concept will compete against premium offerings like the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1.
Alfa Romeo Tonale concept previews Jeep Renegade-based SUV with hybrid power
Alfa Romeo is about to launch its second SUV and gave us a preview of things to come at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The company’s upcoming crossover is called the Tonale and its smaller than the Stelvio. Likely based on the Jeep Renegade, the Tonale fits in the compact market and looks surprisingly sporty. The Tonale is also Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid.