Leaks reveal that Alfa Romeo’s Tonale SUV will have petrol, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, with a full-EV version also likely further down the line
Leakages from Polish publication Crawler’s Web Autoblog suggest that Alfa Romeo’s upcoming Tonale SUV will utilize petroleum, mild-hybrid as well as plug-in crossbreed engine options from its Jeep Compass sis vehicle.
According to the site, the Tonale’s engine specs were shared from an inner presentation, which likewise outlined the crossover’s measurements. At 4528mm, the Tonale is longer than the Jeep Compass (although it shares the same wheelbase), and also about the same size as the Mercedes GLA.
The entry-level Tonale will certainly be fitted with a 128bhp 1.3-litre turbocharged fuel device, which will be combined with a dual-clutch automated transmission as standard.
The mild-hybrid petrol version will certainly additionally be linked to the dual-clutch vehicle. The Polish magazine asserts that this version will likewise generate 128bhp, yet this is unlikely. The brand-new engine is undertaking advancement in the smaller Jeep Abandoner, as well as will be a 1.5-litre petrol unit incorporated with a 48-volt hybrid system, so an output of around 200bhp is a lot more probable.
Topping the Tonale array will certainly be a plug-in hybrid variation with 4×4, using running-gear from the Compass 4xe. In the Compass, this sets a 178bhp 1.3-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with an electrical motor to produce 237bhp, but the Tonale can receive more power than its Jeep relative.
There are no details of a diesel design in the leaks, yet there is mention of a 158bhp engine alternative, which could be an oil burner.
Additionally down the line, there is also the possibility of a full-EV version joining the rankings, because Alfa Romeo has assured to sell only electrical cars by 2027. Sister company Jeep is additionally on the cusp of an all-electric age, and running gear will likely be shared throughout both brand names.
When it arrives, the Tonale will certainly be a smaller sized brother or sister for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV. It will be sized as a rival for long-lasting favourites in the portable premium SUV sector, such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.
Regardless of the hefty disguise, this growth automobile births a clear resemblance to the Tonale concept revealed at the Geneva electric motor show in 2019, including the very same general percentages and layout hints. The bluff front end and particular horizontal front lights style stays, albeit without the revealed 3D running lights of the principle.
The wheels are likewise extremely similar to those seen on the Geneva auto, appearing with the marque’s hallmark 5-hole design. Unsurprisingly, the idea’s blade-like door mirrors have actually been changed with more traditional things, as well as gone are its streamlined flush-fitting door takes care of. The swooping home window line and shapely back haunches have continued to be undamaged, nevertheless.
At the back, this test vehicle puts on a collection of simple tail lights, although the full-width lightbar of the idea will certainly feature on the last cars and truck. Just like the headlights, we anticipate a more conventional lights arrangement than that of the idea.
Leakages of a production-ready Tonale have actually appeared formerly, as well as this examination auto acts as one more indication that the compact SUV aims to mirror the idea as closely as possible.