Alfa Romeo is expected to pull the cover off an all-new SUV model at this month’s Geneva Motor Show. While details of the new ute are scarce, it is expected to be a smaller SUV that will slot under the current Stelvio model.
Part of the detail deficit with this Alfa product is its name, although there are reports beginning to surface that it will be named Tonale. The name would be fitting, given that Tonale is a an Italian mountain pass that is not quite has high that the famous Stelvio; a subtle nod to the fact the Tonale will be smaller than the midsize Stelvio.
Where reports really get crossed with this vehicle is which architecture it will be built on. Initial reports suggested the Tonale will be produced on FCA’s Small Wide architecture, which underpins vehicles such as the Jeep Compass. Other reports have the Tonale built on the Giorgio platform, which underpins the Stelvio and Giulia. The Giorgio platform would make the Tonale a true Alfa product, whereas the Jeep platform may take away some of Alfa’s luster.
Regardless, it’s expected to come in similar in size to the Compass. Photos of the alleged Tonale have surfaced, showing a stature similar to the Compass, but the veiled shots are not enough to properly gauge which architecture it is built atop.
Nonetheless, expect all of the details on the Alfa Romeo Tonale to surface in the near future out of Geneva.