At the disposal of Motor1 were spy shots of the test Alfa Romeo Tonale. The production model was first seen on public roads – the tightly camouflaged cross is currently being tested in Turin.
Alfa Romeo Tonale debuted as a concept back in 2019. The serial version of the cross is expected to receive minimal differences from the show car. The headlights and rear-view mirrors will undergo changes, and the radiator grill will increase in size.
The cross is set in motion by a hybrid power plant borrowed from the sister Jeep Renegade: it includes a 1.3-liter turbocharged unit and several electric motors. It is known that Renegade is capable of driving up to 50 km on one electric traction.
There is no information yet about the platform on which Tonale is assembled: before Alfa Romeo became part of the Stellantis concern, the cross was expected to have the architecture of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles alliance. Probably, with the transition under the Stellantis wing, they decided to use a different chassis.
To date, Alfa Romeo produces 2 crosses, Giulia and Stelvio, but so far these models do not meet the expectations of the car manufacturer. The company is making an insert on Tonale, which is due to go on sale next June.