Alfa Romeo has unveiled the new Tonale SUV, which is available in two levels of electrification – hybrid and plug-in Hybrid Q4. The new Alfa Romeo Tonale is an evolution of the concept car first unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The 275hp plug-in hybrid Q4 version, with Q4 all-wheel drive, has an expected electric range of up to 80 km in the city cycle.
In a world exclusive, Tonale debuts non-fungible token (NFT) technology. Alfa Romeo is the first automaker to link a car with an NFT digital certificate.
The technology is based on the ‘blockchain card’ concept, a confidential and non-modifiable record of the main stages in the life of an individual vehicle.
Upon customer’s consent, the NFT will record vehicle data, generating a certificate that can be used as a guarantee of the car’s overall status, with a positive impact on its residual value.
Another new feature of the model is the inclusion of the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
All versions come with a new infotainment system consisting of two large displays – totalling 22.5-inch, a record in the segment – and an intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI).
With a customisable Android operating system and 4G connectivity with over-the-air (OTA) updates, the new infotainment system also offers content, functionality and services that are always up to date.
In a press release, the Stellantis-owned brand says: ‘With the Tonale the brand has not simply adapted to the new standards, it has reinterpreted its DNA in the direction of energy, harmony with the environment, efficiency and intuitiveness when managing driving modes. This new technology means the Tonale can ensure an authentic hybrid experience’.
It adds: ‘Two levels of electrification are available – hybrid and plug-in hybrid, marking the first step in the process to electrifying the Alfa Romeo line-up’.
The Tonale is equipped with new Alfa Romeo Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Level 2 autonomous driving, for automatic handling of acceleration, braking and remaining within lane while maintaining maximum driving safety.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is built at the refurbished Giambattista Vico Stellantis plant – one of the group’s most advanced production sites – in Pomigliano d’Arco, Naples on a revamped production line dedicated to the new Alfa Romeo model,