Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale Hybrid small SUV marks the brand’s shift to a new era of connectivity and electrification. It will be available in two trims – Ti and Veloce – which will arrive in Australian dealerships from February 2023.
Priced from $49,900 and $56,400 plus on-roads respectively, The mild hybrid electric Tonale Hybrid features a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine coupled with 7-speed dual clutch transmission, a 15kW electric motor and a 48V battery.
It delivers 118kW of power and 240Nm of torque, and features a variable geometry turbocharger, a unique offering in the segment, which enables the Tonale Hybrid to offer diesel-like fuel-economy of 5.6-litres/100km, with petrol performance.
Able to operate as a full EV at low speed (under 15km/h) and while parking, it’s also capable of silent starts. The interior of Tonale Hybrid features Alcantara seats, leatherette finishes and tech components like the new digital display.
The 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster and 10.25-Inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, provide the driver access to ample amounts of information.
Fully equipped with an array of advanced driver assist systems and security features that enhance the field of vision, making instrumentation easier to see and enabling collision-avoidance capabilities.
A 360-degree surround view camera is available, with four cameras providing a full view of the vehicle and its surrounds. The driver can select one of four adjustable views when using the camera, to improve forward or rearward visibility.
Level two autonomous driving is also offered and utilises the front radar and camera as well as the hands off detection sensor on the steering wheel. The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid will additionally introduce connectivity services through the My Alfa Connect mobile app.
The ‘3+3’ headlights, with a full-LED adaptive matrix were developed in conjunction with Marelli, make up a unique front design, and simultaneously provide daylight, dynamic turn signals and a ‘welcome and goodbye’ feature.
Adaptive driving beam, glare-free high beam and cornering lights all feature, as does brake-by-wire technology, which guarantees a strong pedal feel, immediate response and added safety benefits.
Frequency selective dampers, developed in partnership with Koni, improve handling too. The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid will be tested by ANCAP in late 2022. A Plug-In Hybrid variant will also join the line-up in late 2023.
To find out more, contact your nearest Alfa Romeo dealer. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, visit CreditOne.