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The Alfa Romeo Tonale: Functional Beauty
True to the concept design, the new Alfa Romeo Tonale combines classic stylistic features of the brand with a modern thrust. The characteristics of Italian design reinterpreted in the name of modernity.
Sporty Yet Elegant
Smooth curves and sharp lines characterise the Tonale’s exterior, giving the car its athletic but sophisticated character. The Tonale’s body and profile is defined by the extended curve below the waist rail –known as the GT Line– which runs from the rear to the headlights. On the front, the new floating ‘Scudetto’ shield stands out, no longer a part of the bumper but its own distinctive element.
The ‘3+3’ headlights, with a new full-LED adaptive matrix, were developed in conjunction with Marelli. The headlight’s three modules make up a unique frontline for the car and simultaneously provide daylight, dynamic turn signals and a ‘welcome and goodbye’ feature which is activated when the driver turns the car on or off. The Tonale also 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 travelling 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 but lower emissions – and improved safety, causing less eye strain and providing better driving comfort.
The lighting unit is once again the star of the show at the rear of the car. It reworks the proposal made in the concept car, in a kind of sine curve that passes from either side of the rear and becomes the unequivocal light signature of the Tonale. The roundness and fold in the lower centreline shape of the rear window is also a distinctive feature of the Tonale. These lines are reminiscent of other iconic Alfa Romeo models of the past, evoking cars like the 8C Competizione where the daylight opening (DLO), the edges of the side windows and the top of the rear window meet. The new teledial alloy wheels, which were a favourite feature on the concept car, now feature on the production model. The perforations in the teledial wheels are increased in size to optimise brake cooling, lightness and resistance. The Tonale is available with a choice of 17, 18, 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels to enhance the model’s silhouette.
Interiors Designed For Driving
Just like the exterior design, the interior of the Tonale draws inspiration from the racing heritage of Alfa Romeo. The Tonale evokes the passion of the racing spirit, courtesy of its dynamic and powerful forms. The lines balance harmony and effort, and there is a tangible feeling that the entire vehicle is always ready to go. Everything inside the car is driver-centric. A design paradox as the interior is also designed for the utmost comfort of passengers. The driver’s seat has been beautifully tailored with red contrasting embroidering and the Alfa Romeo signature design, and all seats upholstered in a neoprene fabric commonly seen in sportswear. The interior of the Tonale is an extraordinary, inclusive experience, made possible by an immersive, welcoming passenger compartment with the dynamic features appreciated by fans of driving. All the controls are at the driver’s fingertips and easily accessible, with the undulating, backlit dashboard and instruments all facing the driver. Both the physical and digital controls are accessed from the central display. The telescopic instrument panel, with its clear Alfa Romeo stylistic matrix is safe and intuitive to use, while the compact steering wheel ensures a precise and direct steering feel. Drivers can enjoy an engaging driving experience free of distractions, where passion and safety coexist.
12'3 Fully Digitalised Display
Designed To Put You At The Centre Of Attention
State Of The Art Electrification
Two Solutions Designed To Enhance The Alfa DNA:
Hybrid VGT 160 HP
The 160-hp Hybrid VGT equipped with a variable-geometry turbocharger paired with 7-speed Alfa Romeo TCT dual-clutch transmission and the 48-volt 15-kW, 55-Nm “P2” electric motor makes it possible for the 1.5-litre petrol engine to propel the wheels even when the internal combustion engine is turned off. Alfa Romeo has opted for this technical solution to offer an authentic electrified experience. The transmission enables start-up and travel in electric mode at low speeds and when parking and cruising, ensuring the typical performance of a petrol engine but with consumption (gas + electric) comparable to a diesel engine's, with an extremely linear power delivery and excellent acceleration abilities.
Plugin Hybrid 275 HP: Up to 80km on City Cycle.
The most powerful version in the line-up in terms of performance and level of electrification will be the exclusive 275-hp Plug-in Hybrid Q4. The advanced hybrid system combines the 1.3-litre MultiAir turbo petrol to provide traction to the front wheels – with the electric motor, to which the rear wheels are connected. The system has a 15.5-kWh battery and delivers a total output of 275 hp. This makes it the sportiest offering in its class, with 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 6.2 seconds. The Plug-in Hybrid version will be equipped with Q4 all-wheel drive for an unparalleled level of safety and driving pleasure. The Tonale Q4 will be the most efficient Plug-in Hybrid C-SUV, with range in electric mode of up to 80 km in the city cycle and over 60 km in the combined cycle. Again in the name of maximum efficiency, a full battery charge takes 2.5 hours when using the 7.4-kW fast charger.
Record Breaking Technology
The Tonale makes the most of next-generation software architecture, boasting a full set of technological innovations. It’s the first car ever to adopt an NFT (non-fungible token) certification on the blockchain, as well as offering the Amazon Alexa voice assistant and exclusive Amazon services. Alexa can help you while you drive, without you losing focus on the road. Manage other smart items like lights and heating in your home, ask for information on nearby points of interest, add items to your shopping list, play music and more all through the voice activated system. The new Tonale is an ecosystem of integrated digital services, ensuring you the best experience on-board and off-board.
Keep your Tonale in the palm of your hand, with the My Alfa Connect mobile app. Easily manage your Tonale wherever you are, and enjoy the safest and most connected experience.
- Autonomous Driving
- Brake by Wire (IBS) system
- Brembo Calipers
- Active Dual Stage Valve Suspension
- Three Driving Modes
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