As expected, Alfa Romeo has revealed a new crossover SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. Perhaps a little less expected is the fact it is in the form of a concept versus a production car, previewing the brand’s next SUV model to launch.
Dubbed Tonale, the concept is based on the same architecture that underpins the Jeep Renegade, meaning this is a fairly compact vehicle. Despite the shared bones, the Tonale looks 100-percent Alfa Romeo with a dramatic design that features Alfa’s iconic design language.
The big story with the Tonale concept is what is powering it. Alfa says it features a hybrid powertrain that includes an electric motor in the rear and an internal combustion engine up front. Alfa isn’t talking specifics yet, but claims the vehicle can run on pure electric power or any combination of the two. Various drive modes will dictate the power combination, with a sport model that will leverage both powertrains for maximum power.
Unsurprisingly, the Tonale’s interior is as dramatic as the exterior. It is highlighted with a large 12.3-inch display screen, sweeping design theme and luxury materials throughout.
Expect to see a production version of the Tonale sometime before 2022. The overall design and powertrain are unlikely to change significantly from this concept vehicle.