The 2020 Alfa Romeo Tonale has appeared in the images leaked online. It is a near-finish vehicle.
The small SUV is due to officially debut somewhere in mid-2020. The photos from an Italian car forum reveal the model in a close-to-production form.
The resemblance with a concept unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show is obvious, though some slight changes are made: a larger rear window, thicker taillights.
The company promises a production model won’t go too far from the concept car and retain all the details, except, perhaps, switching from four to five seat layout.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale will be a rival to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, when arrives at dealer showrooms in late 2020. The carmaker believes the model will be a brand’s best-seller in Europe, which boosts Alfa’s sales up to 400,000 units a year.
Sittings below the Stelvio, it is the first plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo. The powertrain will comprise a front-mounted gasoline (petrol) engine and a rear-mounted electric motor, like on the Jeep Renegade, with possible output of 239 hp (176 kW).
It provides enhanced driving experience and helps meet CO2 emissions targets.
Besides, conventional petrol and likely diesel engines will also be offered. If the Tonale uses the Renegade’s architecture, expect it will be a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
Alfa Romeo boss Tim Kuniskis:
We will not launch just another CUV. We will launch a CUV as only Alfa can.
An advanced ‘Dual Power’ drive mode will be available, as well as the 33 Stradale-inspired 21-inch wheels.
Inside you’ll find leather and Alcantara trims, a number of backlit panels, a 12.3-inch digital display on the dashboard and a 10.25-inch central touchscreen, a new infotainment system.