It's been a very long wait to see the Alfa Romeo Tonale in its final form!
It's good news from Italy. Folks at Turin have finally set an official debut date of the upcoming Tonale crossover, the brand's second SUV offering after the Stelvio. The Tonale marks a milestone in the brand's illustrious journey. Revealed as a Concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Tonale will be the first hybrid and the first Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) from Alfa Romeo. It will sit just below the Stelvio in the model line-up.
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Despite a long gestation period, confirmed details of the powertrain options are still scarce. It's rumoured that the Tonale SUV might borrow its petrol and hybrid powertrains from the Jeep Compass (since both Alfa Romeo and Jeep are owned by Stellantis). Internationally, the Compass is offered with a 128bhp 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which could find its way into the Tonale.
Going by the teaser and a short video released on Twitter, it looks like the production-spec model will retain some of the Concept's most eye-catching design details, such as the 3D-effect rear light treatment. Measuring a little over 4.5 metres in length (4,528mm), expect the Tonale to be longer than the Compass and about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Speaking of the GLA, the Tonale will also rival the Audi Q3 and the Volvo XC40.
In the meantime, you can check out the images of the Tonale Concept in this story to get a better idea of what to expect in terms of styling.