THE NEW ALFA ROMEO TONALE CONCEPT CAR | Glyn Hopkin Alfa Romeo

The concept car debuts as the first Alfa Romeo mid-size plug-in hybrid SUV


The 58th Salone Internazionale del Mobile will see the first Alfa Romeo mid-size plug-in hybrid SUV make its Italian debut.

When will it be on display? From the 9th to the 14th April.

Where can you see it? At the Alfa Romeo installation of the Green Area 5 of the show, next door to Hall 7 on Corso Italia.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact UV that is the perfect marriage of beauty combined with practicality and a very sporty personality. In its genes are valued heritage combined with a real anticipation of what’s to come.

It utilises every possible concept of driver pleasure delivered through ergonomics with the use of premium materials and unrivalled, dynamic handling. The Tonale concept car is the Alfa Romeo take on electrification, where state-of-the-art technology driving dynamics meet to grasp new opportunities and provide tangible answers to fresh challenges.

Italian art has been captured through the Tonals’s timeless experience of craftsmanship whilst several celebrated style elements are picked up in its design.

The design of the 21-inch wheels hint at the traditional DNA of Alfa Romeo, reworking the “teldial” design with a light architectural structure for a clear, high-impact interpretation of the circular theme.

The rear of the Tonale is embellished and softened by an enveloping rear window, completed with a suspended wing that enhances the continuity with its clear sunroof. The rear light clusters are more like a graphic sign that an optical lighting element, evoking a signature signed by an artist.

The strong emotions transmitted by the interior of the Tonale are amplified by the contrast of premium materials, such as cool solidity of aluminium that meets warm softness of leather and Alcantara.

The cockpit is, of course centred around the driver but it also accommodates its passengers in too. The passenger compartment is immersive, cosy and equipped with the characteristics of dynamism appreciated motoring enthusiasts.

From its side, the Tonale’s full and elegant volumes are reminiscent of the pure forms of the Duetto or the Disco Volante Spider, while the “Linea GT” of Tonale reinterprets the pouncing stare and feeling of safety conveyed by the award-winning GT junior. The front end displays the trademark trefoil, whilst the distinctive Alfa Romeo shield acts as a bold focal point, setting the tone for the speed and fluidity of the Tonale.

Also, sure to impress is the new Alfa Romeo Dolomiti e-MTB, by Compagnia Ducale, which combines the agility of the very ;attest mountain bikes with the auxiliary input of an electric motor for long, enjoyable rides thanks to its 500Wh battery fully concealed within the frame.