Alfa Romeo debuts its first electrified vehicle
The automaker, part of the Stellantis group which also owns Fiat, Dodge and Chrysler, has announced the 2023 Tonale. The compact hatchback’s conservative design is reflective of others bearing the Alfa badge, especially the larger Stelvio.
Base and Ti trims get a 256-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder. The premium Veloce plug-in hybrid version comes with a turbo 1.3-litre four-cylinder that powers the front wheels, while a 90-kilowatt motor turns the rears. Total system output is rated at 272 horsepower.
Alfa Romeo estimates the hybrid can run for up to 50 kilometres solely on electric power. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard with the turbo 2.0, while a six-speed automatic is used in the hybrid. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.