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Alfa Romeo Tonale

Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-in Hybrid

The new Alfa Romeo Tonale will have a 275hp Plug-in Hybrid version with Q4 all-wheel drive and an electric range of up to 37 miles on the combined cycle.

The 275hp plug-in hybrid Q4 combines the 1.3-litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine to provide traction to the front wheels while the electric motor is connected to the rear wheels, delivering all-wheel drive. The system has a 15.5kWh battery and delivers a total output of 275hp, with zero to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds.

Alfa claims that the Tonale Q4 is the most efficient plug-in hybrid C-SUV, with an electric range of up to 50 miles on the city cycle and over 37 miles on the combined cycle.

A full battery charge takes 2.5 hours when using a 7.4kW fast charger.

The new Alfa Romeo Tonale is an evolution of the concept car first unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Measuring 4.53m in length, its design features include five-hole alloy wheels, a cluster in the ‘telescopic’ instrument panel, a three-spoke sports steering wheel, and the ‘3+3’ headlights.

The Tonale sees the introduction of new lighting technology including Adaptive Driving Beam which constantly adjusts the dipped headlights according to speed and specific driving conditions; Glare-Free High Beam Segmented Technology which automatically detects traffic in front and traveling in the opposite direction to avoid glare from other cars; and a third module which is automatically activated when turning corners to ensure the best lateral lighting.

These technologies offer greater efficiency – in terms of durability and energy saving, with twice the light intensity of conventional halogen lamps and lower emissions – and improved safety, with less eye strain and better driving comfort.

Teledial alloy wheels feature on the production model – a reworking of the perforated telephone dial theme, the result of an evolution that began in the 1960s with cars such as the 33 Stradale. Over time the perforations have gradually been increased in size, first to adapt to technical solutions and concepts, then more and more closely related to needs for brake cooling, lightness and resistance. The Tonale is available with a choice of 17, 18, 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Two trim levels are available – Super and Ti. The Super trim can be customised with the Sprint pack and the Ti trim can be enhanced with the Veloce pack.

UK pricing and specification are to be confirmed.