Alfa Romeo has been pushing out a series of teasers of the forthcoming Tonale SUV as it prepares for the compact model’s global unveiling on February 8. We’ve grouped all of them together below. [Story updated 2/3/2022]
In one of the videos shared to Twitter, Alfa Romeo briefly shows the outline of the double cowl instrument cluster and, in a display in the middle, the front end of the SUV with its LED daytime running lights and the signature Alfa Romeo grille. Even though these are the only design elements visible, it seems obvious that the production model will look similar to the concept unveiled in early 2019. Moreover, the video shows part of the rev counter and a small portion of the steering wheel.
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— Jean-Philippe Imparato (@JPImparato) February 3, 2022
The new #AlfaRomeoTonale fully embodies the brand’s DNA and projects it into the future. Experience it for yourself on February 8th and let “La Metamorfosi” begin! https://t.co/nFdtaOdaJC #AlfaRomeo pic.twitter.com/K9B71Nubeb
— Alfa Romeo USA (@AlfaRomeoUSA) February 2, 2022
A number of Tonale prototypes have been spied testing in recent months. While these prototypes have been covered in camouflage, we have been able to catch a glimpse of the LED taillights which will also be very similar to those of the 2019 concept.
Sources suggest that the Tonale will be offered in both ICE and plug-in hybrid configurations. It’s rumored that it might share its basic powertrain with the Jeep Compass 4xe pairing an automatic transmission and a rear-mounted electric motor, sending power through all four wheels. Alfa Romeo is expected to have modified this powertrain to ensure the Tonale has a power and torque edge over the Compass.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept from 2019
This isn’t the only new SUV that Alfa Romeo is developing. In early November, it was revealed that the Italian car manufacturer will launch an SUV to slot below the Tonale, competing against the likes of the Mini.
The unmistakable “Trilobo” and iconic “Scudetto” shield of the new #AlfaRomeoTonale are elements that allude to the future of the brand. Discover it all on February 8th when “La Metamorfosi” begins. https://t.co/UndtawL5l0 pic.twitter.com/MeqvAxhMNQ
— Alfa Romeo USA (@AlfaRomeoUSA) January 31, 2022
It’s all in the expertly crafted details. Don’t miss the reveal of the new #AlfaRomeoTonale and the start of “La Metamorfosi” on February 8th. https://t.co/7tknJCcFTR #AlfaRomeo pic.twitter.com/m7UmSnHVwU
— Alfa Romeo USA (@AlfaRomeoUSA) January 28, 2022
Discover driver-centric design in the cockpit of the new #AlfaRomeoTonale, featuring the multi-functional “Cannocchiale” cluster. “La Metamorfosi” begins February 8th. https://t.co/7tknJCcFTR pic.twitter.com/dh7o9BUwBq
— Alfa Romeo USA (@AlfaRomeoUSA) January 26, 2022