Alfa Romeo has repeatedly stated that it is preparing to introduce the first crossover in its lineup. Several years ago, the manufacturer presented a prototype of its crossover, and its official premiere is scheduled for 2021. Due to various circumstances, the presentation of the novelty was postponed several times, but now the manufacturer has officially revealed all the information about the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover.
From the prototype, the production model is practically no different, only more practical. The same grille and optics, the same bait and interior, made in a modern style. The car itself is named after a mountain pass in the Alps in northern Italy.
Practicals include classic doorknobs, custom second-row doors, corporate identity, and tight-fitting body features. The front has gained strict optics, three sections each, a branded grille, and a sports bumper. The rear of the new 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale inherited from the large foot concept and the LED stripe extends across the width of the tailgate. The new crossover’s spacious interior will receive a digital instrument panel, large multimedia screen and comfortable padded seats.
Under the hood of the new 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale is a hybrid setup that’s actually taken from the Jeep e-Hybrid. The basis of the power plant is a turbocharged gasoline engine from the GSE family, with a volume of 1.5 liters. The unit operates on the Miller cycle, which provides good fuel economy. Depending on the engine modification, the total installation power can be 130 or 160 horses. Paired with the unit, the manufacturer promises to install a 9-speed automatic ZF.
2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Price and Equipment
Since the Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover is completely new and there is no similar model in the company’s lineup, it’s hard to say at what price the manufacturer will mention. Nevertheless, it is possible to compare with competitors, guided by configuration to other models of the company and of course to the general market, where these cars will be sold.
The start of sales of the new crossover is slated for the fall of 2022, in European countries. The starting price of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale should be within 30,000 euros. In the first quarter of 2023, the car will appear on the North American market. Most likely, the price for the configuration will be slightly different, especially for different countries and regions.
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2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Exterior
Most often, manufacturers, showing prototypes of the future car, give a superficial understanding of how the new thing will look. Production models are usually seen on their own with significantly altered and refined details. In the case of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale, the opposite is true. The prototype presented earlier actually migrated to the production version, and the change in appearance turned out to be spot on. Let’s take a closer look at each detail and compare what has changed.
The front of the serial crossover completely inherits the prototype design. Branded triangular radiator grille, a large additional grille at the bottom of the bumper and, most importantly, “evil” front optics. These elements are considered as the main elements in the design of the company’s company. The grille still retains the company’s signature circular crest at the very top. The front optics are surprising in their own way, the three separate sections in each headlight being highlighted by C-shaped LED daytime running lights.
According to the manufacturer, starting with the basic Alfa Romeo Tonale configuration, the optics will be LED. High-end modifications or for a separate surcharge, you can install matrix optics. In any case, the optical display turns out to be perfect in combination with the front end. The maximum that still stands out at the end of the novelty is the front bumper, on which, in fact, everything hangs. The sides have acquired a pair of air ducts. The hood, with its raised centerpiece and curved lines on the sides, makes this new 2023 crossover no less heavy.
The sides of the new Alfa Romeo Tonale are notably distinguished by the sloped roof and rear stripes. There is no roughness in the body design seen in modern cars. Designers can join the classics and requirements of modern buyers. It cannot be said that the sides receive a lot of bends, smooth lines and minimal decorative details. To give the crossover some severity, the bottom is decorated with black plastic all around.
Unlike the prototype, the production Alfa Romeo Tonale received classic doorknobs rather than hidden ones. The situation is similar with the side mirrors. Designers installed a conventional mirror in the corner of the front window, with electric drive, LED turn signal and automatic folding. Although it was originally planned to mount a narrow mirror with the camera, and display the image on a multimedia screen or central dashboard.
An important role in the design of the novelty is played by the color of the body, as well as the color of the individual elements. The crossover has acquired the same feel as other models from the company. For the most part, it’s a spiced up color, not a flashy one. It is authentically known that the body of the Alfa Romeo Tonale can be painted in blue, green, gray, red, black, brown. It is possible that this crossover sport modification will get a bright color, as is often the case with Italian cars.
Most likely, there will be no two-tone body color. However, on the other hand, one should not exclude the situation that the roof racks and perimeter can be painted black or white. The basis for the new Tonale crossover are wheels from 17 to 20″. The highlight is the top-end rims, made in the shape of the round dial of the old phone.
The stern of the New Alfa Romeo Tonale looks no less interesting. The slight slope of the roof, paired with a sporty spoiler, gives it a new sporty character. The rounded body shape shows good aerodynamics, which, as a result, drags down many other factors in terms of performance. The hind legs are the most conspicuous. The designers specifically made it in the same style as the front optics, plus they added LED stripes across the width of the trunk lid.
The legs themselves each receive three parts. Each piece receives a C-shaped LED backlight. Not without the model-branded inscription in the center of the trunk. All this is emphasized on the rear bumper. Perhaps the main drawback of the bumper is the glossy black insert at the very bottom. Firstly, it will quickly get covered in dust, and secondly, small, clearly visible chips will appear over time. The bumper itself looks simple, with minimal curves, a pair of holes for the exhaust tips and a diffuser in the middle.
The final detail on the exterior of the new 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale is the roof. So far, the manufacturer has reliably revealed two roof options: solid and with a hatch. Whether there will be a panoramic roof is not known for certain. On the other hand, for cars of this class, it is possible to install a panorama.
The standard set will not include side rails for attaching additional luggage. Only the shark fin antenna on the back of the roof. On the other hand, roof rails will only spoil the crossover’s tough style. Well, the new Alfa Romeo Tonale will really surprise you with its exterior design. Smooth lines, the absence of unnecessary details that you have to overpay and experienced style.
2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Exterior Colors
- Verde (Green) Montreal
- Misano Blue
- Alfa Rosso (Red)
- Vesuvio Gray
2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Interior
The interior of the new Alfa Romeo Tonale is surprisingly tight and without the frills of luxury. The front panel is made in several cascades, while the latter is upholstered in suede or leather. Designers don’t follow trends about touch panels. In general, the car in the cabin is more practical than fashionable, as well as firm and has a sporty character.
The designers took the very top of the front panel under the 10.25-inch display of the multimedia system. It displays not only entertainment information, but also data about the state of the car, as well as duplication for managing crossover functions. The display itself is made in the form of a tablet with good graphic quality. Below the screen is a pair of rectangular air ducts. Even lower is the climate control panel with mechanical buttons. It may not be as modern, but it is very practical.
The mid-tunnel between the front seats isn’t too surprising either. A small niche for storing small items, wireless charging and a washing machine for selecting a mode of movement. Under the tunnel is the automatic transmission lever, the electromechanical handbrake button, as well as the activation of the parking assistant. It all ends with a pair of cup holders and a small armrest with a compartment inside. A great plus is the bright stitching on the front panels, door siding and other elements, made to match the body color or as per the buyer’s choice.
As for the interior of the Alfa Romeo Tonale itself, it is more sporty, although soft and comfortable. The front seats receive a high backrest with great lateral support, a separate adjustable headrest and a comfortable fit. The second row of Tonale seats will be standard for three passengers. If necessary, you can fold the rear seats, thereby increasing the trunk.
We can say that chairs are designed more for comfort than design solutions. The headrest is embroidered with the company logo, also has stitching in a similar color to the front panel and a complete functional set for a comfortable ride. As for the seat upholstery of the Alfa Romeo Tonale, everything here directly depends on the configuration. For the most part, it is fabric or a combination of fabric and leather. The top version will get a leather upholstery with perforated inserts. In terms of color, the interior will be mostly black, but brown or cream versions are no exception.
The last thing to note on the interior of the new 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover is the driver’s seat. The most pleasant moment is the dashboard, made on the basis of a 12.3″ color screen, but at the same time retaining the image of a classic panel, and not in the form of a tablet. Designers have thought of a sun visor that fits perfectly into the overall style. Depending on the desire of the driver, you can configure the output of this or that information to tidy.
Behind the dashboard is a heads-up display. The Tonale crossover’s steering wheel also played a part in the design. Round, with a flat bottom and engine start/stop button for the left hand. The steering wheel itself is designed for three spokes, two of which are reserved for functional buttons.
The gearshift paddles are placed behind the wheel, thereby hinting at the crossover’s hidden sporty nature. The petals are quite large and in motion it is almost impossible to miss. In total, the interior of the Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover turned out to be a success, stylish and without modern frills. There is everything you need for a comfortable trip. The manufacturer promises to reveal more information once official sales of the new Tonale crossover begin.
2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Specifications
As noted above, the new Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover will be a hybrid, while most of the technical specifications will depend on configuration and country of delivery. However, the choice of buyers will be offered both gasoline and diesel modifications. The diesel unit will be 4 cylinder, turbocharged, with a volume of 1.6 liters and 16 valves. Power will be 130 horses. The pair will offer a 6-speed automatic transmission with two clutches and front-wheel drive only.
The petrol modification Alfa Romeo Tonale will get a turbocharged 4-cylinder unit with a volume of 2.0 liters and a capacity of 256 horses. A 9-speed automatic will work in tandem with the petrol engine, while the crossover drive will be full. Although modern technology, transmission of torque to the rear axle will be classic, through the drive shaft.
Next on the list under the hood of the Alfa Romeo Tonale will be a mild hybrid based on a 1.5 liter petrol engine. In pairs, a preselective 7-speed robot with two clutches will be installed. As expected, the 48 volt starter generator will work in pairs. Depending on the modification, the total power of the mild hybrid can be 130 or 160 horses. Regardless of the modification of the unit, the drive will only be in the front. On the other hand, there is the possibility of movement only on electric traction. To do this, manufacturers install lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 0.8 kWh.
Lastly is the plug-in hybrid PHEV. It is based on a 1.3 liter turbocharged petrol engine. Simultaneously, a 6-speed hydromechanical automatic engine and a separate electric motor were installed. The latter powers the rear axle with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 15.5 kWh. The total power of such a unit is 275 hp. It is clear that this modification will be all-wheel drive. Only on electric traction, this crossover is able to cover a distance of 60 km without recharging.
If we talk about the Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover itself, then it is based on the FCA Small Wide front-wheel drive platform, in which the engine is located transversely and the body is load-bearing. Both front and rear receive independent suspension based on McPherson struts. Amplitude dependent shock absorbers are fitted as standard, and adaptive electronically controlled shock absorbers are offered at a separate additional cost.
|2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Crossover Dimensions|
|Wheel base, mm||2636|
|Trunk volume, l||500|
The crossover itself turns out to be quite gentle in movement and confidently holds the road. Engineers can achieve this through a rack-and-pinion mechanism coupled with active electrical controls. The brake system has also been improved, which works “by cable”, while disc brakes are mounted in a circle. For a separate surcharge on the front axle, you can install a brake mechanism from Brembo.
Safety and comfort system
Since the Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover is new and not yet officially on sale, much information regarding the safety and comfort system is not yet available. Nevertheless, the manufacturer discloses some data. The list of new crossovers includes:
- front and side airbags;
- safety curtain;
- adaptive cruise control;
- climate control;
- digital instrument panel;
- multimedia system;
- forward collision warning system;
- automatic emergency braking system;
- pedestrian detection system;
- keep the car on the track;
- blind spot monitoring;
- assistant at the intersection;
- automatic parking assistant;
- second level autopilot.
With high probability, we can say that this list is not exhaustive, and when the new Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover enters the market, the manufacturer will introduce more and more new systems. The crossover itself turned out to be very successful, both in terms of design and technical characteristics. If manufacturers don’t keep prices sky-high, then cars will be more and more in demand. The basic plus is not to pursue fashion trends, but to choose practicality. With all this, the Tonale has a digital instrument panel and multimedia system inside.