Alfa Romeo presents the new Tonale, the beginning of a metamorphosis of the brand. With Tonale, Alfa Romeo remains true to its DNA of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910, but also radically evolves towards the future, looking ahead of a new era of connectivity and electrification.
The new Tonale shows a distinctive, sensual and forward-looking design.
The recurrence of some stylistic features unmistakably marks it as a Alfa Romeo, reinventing them in a modern key, like: the “telephone dial” 5-hole wheel rims, the cluster in the “telescopic” instrument panel, the 3-spoke sports steering wheel, the sine-curve rear headlights, or the “3+3” headlights with new Full-LED Adaptive Matrix that evoke the proud look of the SZ Zagato or the Proteo concept car.
The interior, inspired by Alfa Romeo's racing history and characterized by meticulous attention to detail paired with a constant quest for the highest quality, is strongly focused on the driver, with easy access to all controls for a safe, unparalleled driving experience,
Unique and exclusive technical solutions have been created by Alfa Romeo to enhance its DNA through electrification. The Alfa Romeo paradigm is clear: electrification serves the Brand and its DNA, with the mission of reinventing sportiness for the 21st century.
Two levels of electrification are offered: a Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Q4, developed by Alfa Romeo to guarantee best-in-class performance.
The Hybrid version, will offer a truly electrified driving experience with the brand-new 48-volt Hybrid VGT (Variable-Geometry Turbo), specifically designed for Alfa Romeo, which can propel the wheels even when the internal combustion engine is turned off.
On the other hand, the 275-hp Plug-in Hybrid Q4 version with all-wheel drive will be the most powerful and efficient version in the line-up, and a best-in-class, with an expected range in electric mode of up to 80 km in urban cycle.
The driving dynamics are another element of every true Alfa Romeo and live up to expectations in the Tonale. A perfect weight distribution guarantees unparalleled corner handling. Its steering is the most direct in the segment (13.6) and it’s the only car in its class to adopt the Integrated Brake System, a brake-by-wire system that guarantees instantaneous response and manages regenerative braking. It is also unique for the inclusion of the braking system with 4-piston fixed calipers by Brembo. It also features independent MacPherson suspension with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology and electronic “Alfa Active Suspension”, Alfa Romeo hybrid Q4 all-wheel drive that provides unparalleled handling and safety, and Alfa Romeo electronic self-locking differential, for maximum traction.
Also, software and connectivity are meant to enhance the driver's experience, which is and remains the focus. As standard, Tonale comes with a built-in and all-new infotainment system, with a customizable Android operating system and 4G connectivity with Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, with a fully digital 12.3” instrument cluster screen and a main 10.25” touchscreen unit, a smooth, sophisticated multitasking interface. Totaling 22.5”, the two large Full TFT screens are best-in-class in the segment.
Tonale debuts, with a world-exclusive Non-Fungible Token (NFT) technology, a true innovation in the automotive sector. The NFT digital certificate is based on the “blockchain card” technology, a non-modifiable record of the main stages in the life of each individual vehicle. With the customer’s consent, the NFT will record vehicle data, as a guarantee that the car has been properly maintained, with a positive impact on its residual value.
Another innovation of the Alfa Romeo Tonale is the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant features: search for points of interest, add products to your shopping list, or control you domotics system, all while remaining focused on the road. But you can also receive constant updates on vehicle status from your home Alexa device or find out the level of charge and/or fuel, find your car’s latest location, send remote locking and unlocking commands, and much more.
Onboard the Tonale, technology is also at the service of safety and comfort: level 2 autonomous driving, with new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are provided. All the systems work without interfering with the driver’s experience, where control and the emotions of driving remain intact.