Adding a third model to its fledgling stable in the United States, Alfa Romeo gives the Tonale, a machine for emotions, to add to the Giulia sedan and Stelvio compact SUV.

The Tonale is also a SUV, but it aligns with the smaller-than-Stelvio SUV range, e.g. Cadillac’s XT4 and Buick’s Envision. Motive power for the Tonale in North America starts with a 2L gas turbo four-cylinder engine making 256 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque.

The premium Veloce is a plug-in hybrid with an estimated 30-mile all-electric range. Here, a 1.3L turbo “Firefly” engine from the 500X will power the front wheels while the electric motor connects to the rear wheels, allowing for all-wheel drive. With a 15.5kWh battery, estimated electric-only range is just under 50 miles. Total HP here is 272.

Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are available. The nose and tail share a three-light motif, the rear not unlike the Chevrolet taillight treatments of yore. Inside, Alfa offers 22.55-inch combined screen dimensions, which it claims is best-in-class and combines with Alfa Connects.

The Tonale started life as a concept vehicle at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The production model will continue the concept’s silhouette and nose.

Besides the XT4 and Envision, the already-crowded segment that awaits the Tonale includes Audi’s Q3, BMW’s X1/X2, Lexus’ UX, Volvo’s XC40, Range Rover’s Evoque, Jaguar’s E-Pace and Mercedes-Benz’s GLA.

Customers can begin ordering the Tonale in April and pricing should be just below the Stelvio. The SUV goes on sale in early 2023.