The new 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale will come into the fray of subcompact luxury crossovers toward the end of the year. We have some official photos, and the upcoming SUV will feature sexy bodywork that’s accentuated by the latest Alfa Romeo’s signature sharp-nosed face.
The company also said that the new Tonale would be the first SUV in its lineup that should come with a fully independent suspension and with adaptive dampers. As for the powertrain, the new model can be had with either a standard turbo-four producing 256-hp or a plug-in-hybrid powertrain with electric range of 30 miles. Thanks to all above, the Tonale will rival models including the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA250, and the Volvo XC40.
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Design
The exterior design of the 2023 Alfa Rome Tonale is sleek and sporty. Stretching 178.3 inches in overall length, the Tonale is about 3 inches longer than the BMW X1 and about 3 inches shorter than the Cadillac XT4.
Moreover, the new SUV uses Alfa’s shield-shaped grille, which is flanked by a “3+3” LED headlights. On top of that, the same design theme is mirrored at the rear of this SUV on the taillights. As you can observe, this small luxury SUV looks attractive and is a definitively bold step for the Italian automaker.
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale will borrow many cues inside from the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV. It features very supportive seats that should provide a comfortable ride on longer trips. The dash holds a large 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and attractive three-spoke steering wheel.
Every Tonale also comes with a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and with the latest Uconnect 5 software. Along with a customizable home screen, the Tonale offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as wireless phone charging.
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Engine Specs
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale is an SUV that’s available with two distinct powertrains. It is also worth mentioning that all models come with all-wheel drive. The standard setup will include a nine-speed automatic transmission and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Combined, this model makes 256 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The more powerful is a plug-in hybrid that consists of a turbo 1.3-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor. Thanks to that, the PHEV is able to generate a combined 272 horses. Unlike the base engine, the PHEV uses a six-speed automatic and a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The manufacturer said that with full battery, the Tonale can cover over 30-mile range.
2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Price, Release Date
As far as we know, the new 2023 Alfa Tonale will be available in three trim levels. The base model Sprint starts at $38,000, while Ti is $43,000, and the most expensive Veloce costs $48,000.
All mentioned models should arrive toward the end of the year, competing with the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, and the Volvo XC40.