The all-new 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale is the small crossover that will arrive later this year. This is the company’s first model that will use a plug-in hybrid system with a short electric-driving range. As you may know, the concept of this crossover has been first time introduced last year at Geneva Motor Show and it took much attention.
Besides the hybrid system, the primary weapon of this model to beat its competition is its attractive look and modern cabin that is unique in the crossover segment. In addition, the new Tonale will compete with subcompact models such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale Design
In terms of design, the upcoming 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale is a very handsome crossover. This model underneath the same CMP platform found in vehicles like the DS 3 Crossback and Opel Corsa. This platform supports battery-electric power, so a Tonale EV is another possibility.
Moreover, the company has promised that this model will continue to wear Alfa’s traditional language as all future models. The upcoming Alfa Romeo Tonale promises to be a rare beauty and we like its overall shape and silhouette. According to officials, some changes over concept model will happen and the new Tonale will get hidden rear door handles, taller head- and tail-lights, pull-out front door handles proper wing mirrors, and smaller wheels.
Cabin Is Modern and Upscale
Inside, the upcoming 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale will be tech-rich. This model looks modern and upscale. One can expect many design elements and technology features also seen on the rest of the Alfa models. The dash is clean and this model features 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that looks very stylish.
On top of that, the new Tonale boasted a large 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with unique content called “Alfista” and “Paddock”. Comfort inside is guaranteed and the only disadvantage that could be compromised space is the battery pack and electric motor that define plug-in hybrid models. We also anticipate other traditional standard content such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and premium audio system.
2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale Powertrain
The latest 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale is the crossover that will use a plug-in hybrid system. However, we are still waiting for more detail from officials. According to many gossips, the upcoming crossover will feature a front-wheel-drive system as standard and most likely will use an all-wheel-drive system optionally. Like on many plug-in hybrid models, the Tonale will have a rear-mounted electric motor to assist an internal combustion engine up front. Most likely, this model will use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will provide high engagement and performance attributes.
Many rumors about the plug-in-hybrid version are being associated with the Jeep Compass and Renegade PHEVs. So, if stories are accurate, the all-new Tonale could have an electric-only range of about 31 miles.
Release Date and Price
Officially confirmed for this year, the new 2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale will start at $35,000 (est.). Although we are still waiting for the full details about the engine and other information, the new model from the first images promises. The best part and definitively highlight of all-new Tonale will be its plug-in hybrid system.