2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale arrives with plug-in hybrid energy, $44,590 price ticket

Alfa Romeo’s restricted U.S. lineup beneficial properties a brand new entry for 2024 within the type of the trendy Tonale compact crossover.

Revealed in early 2022, the 2024 Tonale is now accessible for pre-order and has been priced from $44,590, together with a $1,595 vacation spot cost.

That beginning value is for the bottom Dash model that will likely be accessible for pre-order later in 2023. Variations presently accessible for pre-order embrace the Ti ($46,590) and Veloce ($49,090). Alfa Romeo hasn’t stated when deliveries will begin.

The Tonale is obtainable within the U.S. solely with a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.3-liter turbo-4 and 6-speed computerized for the entrance wheels and an electrical motor for the rear wheels, leading to all-wheel drive. The mix is nice for 285 hp, and a 15.5-kwh battery is estimated to ship an electrical vary of greater than 30 miles. In different markets a 2.0-liter turbo-4 can also be accessible.

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

Going with an electrified-only Tonale will assist prospects modify as Alfa Romeo prepares to go the full-electric route as quickly as 2026.

“It’s the primary electrified Alfa Romeo and it strikes us to a future that will likely be pure battery electrical automobiles in a short time,” Larry Dominique, Head of Alfa Romeo and Fiat North America, informed Motor Authority throughout the Tonale’s reveal final 12 months.

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

U.S. patrons nonetheless eager on the two.0-liter engine will discover it within the associated 2023 Dodge Hornet, which is priced from $31,590, together with the identical $1,595 vacation spot cost. The Hornet and Tonale are twins below the pores and skin, and share a plant in Pomigliano, Italy.

The Tonale is positioned as a extra upmarket, extra superior providing. Hydraulic dampers within the shocks promise to adapt to highway surfaces, and electronically managed adaptive dampers can be found, just like what’s provided within the bigger Stelvio. The Tonale boasts a fast steering ratio of 13.6:1 (although not as fast because the Stelvio), and four-piston Brembo entrance brakes ought to add confidence.

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

The Tonale rides on what Alfa calls a robust evolution of a former FCA platform present in automobiles just like the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. Solely the central a part of the ground carried over, as the remaining was upgraded with components like elevated aluminum, MacPherson strut suspension, a brand new steering rack, and a brand new electrical structure. Moreover, the monitor was widened.

At 178.3 inches lengthy, the crossover stretches out a number of inches farther than many rivals, however rides low with a top of simply 63.0 inches. And in contrast to different crossovers with a vertical hatch, the Tonale has the built-in roof spoiler and raked rear windshield. Up entrance, Alfa’s traditional tri-shield grille buttons a nostril flanked by a skinny band of three LED headlights underscored by a wave of daytime operating lights.

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale

Inside, the DNA drive mode selector with three modes makes a house within the middle console under the horizontal unfold of the sprint. Round vents bookend the sprint, and a flat-bottom steering wheel and accessible aluminum paddle shifters give method to the cannocchiale—that’s Alfa-speak for infotainment. The Uconnect5 working system shared with different Stellantis automobiles powers a customizable 12.3-inch digital cluster that abuts a ten.3-inch touchscreen canted towards the motive force. Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, together with Amazon Alexa, and over-the-air updates promise to maintain it contemporary.

—Robert Duffer contributed to this report.