Alfa’s Tonale to slot in below the Stelvio
Alfa chose the Geneva Motor Show to debut an all-new crossover, which will eventually slot in below the Stelvio.
It’s called the Tonale and it’s a beautiful thing. Its design recalls a number of time-honoured design elements that are synonymous with the rich history of the brand, with an execution that excites a modern approach to the new Alfa Romeo anatomy. An element that echoes the tradition of the Alfa Romeo DNA is the 21-inch telephone dial wheels with exclusive Pirelli tyres. The front end sports the Alfa Romeo signature “Trilobo” and the distinctive “Scudetto” grille that serves as the central point of strength, driving the speed and fluidity that moves throughout the Tonale. Completing the front end is the “3 plus 3” headlights that evoke the proud gaze reflective of the SZ and Brera.
The Tonale concept is equipped with a host of advanced features meant to enhance the driving experience. The driver’s attention will remain on the road, with the peripheral focus on a 12.3-inch full digital cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen central head unit. The new infotainment features a seamless and fluid multitasking interface that allows the driver to have all the latest features and functionality readily available at their fingertips.
The Tonale is currently powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. At the front there’s a traditional turbocharged petrol, while the rear axle is powered by electricity.
Alfa also says there will be a “Dual Power” mode, which will allow the driver to tap into the maximum output of both motors.
The Tonale is currently only a concept, but we reckon a production version can’t be that far behind.