The road tests of the new one do not stop Alfa Romeo Tonale, with prototypes of the future SUV of the Biscione being spotted again during the development phases. The forklift of the new model of the Arese car manufacturer is completely wrapped in the typical camouflage livery that prevents you from discovering exactly what the design of the Italian high-wheeled car will be. The arrival of Alfa Romeo Tonale will allow the Italian brand to add an important alternative to its range, re-entering the C segment and aiming to increase volumes after these months of suffering.
According to rumors filtered by the Stellantis brand, the preview of Alfa Romeo Tonale should in fact take place by the end of 2021, when Jean Philippe Learned it should also unveil the new industrial plan of the Arese brand. However, we will still have to wait several months to have the new Biscione model on the road since the marketing of the second SUV of the Italian car manufacturer should only take place between spring and summer 2022. The model will be assembled in the plant in Pomigliano d’Arco, site where Jeep Compass is also built. Precisely with the SUV of the American brand, the new Alfa Romeo will share the floor and probably some of the engines offered in the range. According to the latest rumors, in fact, the Biscione’s proposal for the new Tonale should include the 4-cylinder 1.3 turbo engine with a power exceeding the 239 HP that push the Compass.
It is also possible that the offer of petrol engines includes an electrified solution with 48 Volt MHEV technology which, in any case, should arrive at a later time compared to the launch of the model. Space also the 1.6 Multijet turbodiesel as well as the plug-in hybrid, the version it will sanction Alfa Romeo’s entry into electric mobility. The PHEV variant, already confirmed and of vital importance for the CEO of the Biscione, Jean-Philippe Imparato, could offer a powertrain with a power close to 300 hp to satisfy the most demanding customers and be in line with the hybrid on tap that Peugeot proposed on the latest models.