The production ready version of Alfa Romeo’s Tonale SU V is set to hit showrooms from September this year with the model officially becoming available in Spring 2022.
The Tonale cannot come quick enough for Alfa Romeo, with production of the Giulietta hatchback recently ceased, the Italian car maker now has only the Stelvio and Giulia on offer to customers. The award winning Alfa Romeo pair have both won awards within their respective classes but a third model is desperately needed to entice people away from it’s competitors who offer a much larger model range.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale in concept form has already won Grand Prize of the Most Beautiful Show Car 2020 at the Festival Automobile International. The Tonale is expected to retain about 90 percent of the concept car’s looks, with just a few ‘tweaking’ changes to the likes of the side mirrors and headlights.
The design of Tonale is projected into the future with its compact dimensions combining unique Italian design with the typical original and modern style of Alfa Romeo in a combination which captures the essence of Italian art through the timeless experience of craftsmanship. Several celebrated style elements are picked up in its design to become a tangible manifestation of the brand’s history but with a modern approach to new Alfa Romeo anatomy.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is the brands plug-in sporty hybrid expected to take on the likes of the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40. Alfa Romeo hasn’t announced yet how much the Tonale will cost, that will come closer to the official launch of the production version later this year. Trim levels on the Tonale are expected to follow the same as the Giulia and Stelvio, however don’t go holding your breath for a Quadrifoglio version, from what we hear it us unlikely a high performance Tonale model will emerge.