After a false start, Alfa Romeo is finally ready to showcase the production version of the Tonale concept it presented in 2019. It has released a short video on its social media channels to preview the model, which will be placed under Stelvio as an entry level intersection.
The murky 12-second interval highlights Tonale’s digital instrument cluster, whose layout is branded as “cannocchiale” (“telescope” in Italian). It appears to consist of a display surrounded by a pair of round dials, and it is inspired by the layout found in some classic Alfa models. Later examples of the 115-series GTV used a pair of large analog gauges separated by a warning light and a smaller gauge.
Discover the new driver-centric design in the cockpit of the new car #AlfaRomeoTonale, has a multifunctional “Cannocchiale” cluster. “La Metamorfosi” begins on February 8. https://t.co/7tknJCcFTR pic.twitter.com/dh7o9BUwBq
– Alfa Romeo USA (@AlfaRomeoUSA)
January 26, 2022
What’s more interesting than that cluster is the image of Tonale appearing on the center screen. Shown above, here’s our first official look at Stelviomy younger brother. Surprisingly, the crossover shares more styling cues with the concept 2019 than with prototype was discovered at a design clinic a year later. The shape of the grille has not changed much and there are three U-shaped LEDs integrated into each headlight.
The rest of the design remains shrouded in darkness. Our crystal ball tells us that the production model will look like a scaled-down version of the concept; We do not expect the rate to change significantly. Unverified rumor stated that Tonale would be closely related to Jeep Compass underneath the sheet metal, and it will be supplied with several motors and at least one dip into the mixture powertrain system. Sources say that the system has delayed its launch: Alfa Romeo boss reported sent engineers back to the drawing board in April 2021.
Alfa Romeo will launch Tonale online on February 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET, which is 6 a.m. in California. And, while the possibility of seeing it on our shores was previously unknown, Alfa Romeo’s American division confirmed in a tweet that the model will go on sale here.