The premium small crossover game is heating up with the announcement of the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale, which will go up against the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Lexus UX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40, and the Range Rover Evoque. The Tonale, however is plug-in hybrid only, and it carries with it the unique brand styling that's present in the Stelvio and Giulia.
The Tonale comes standard with all-wheel-drive, and combined with the PHEV appeal, the entry price of $44,590 is pretty attractive. Although not all of the details for the Tonale and all of its trim levels have been made known, it has been disclosed that power comes from a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that delivers 285 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque. Electric-only range stands at about 30 miles, which means it should be more than enough to get to work (and possibly back).
Inside the Tonale is a very sporty setup that looks way better than when the Giulia and Stelvio debuted. Premium appointments abound including heavily bolstered seats, logo stitching in the headrests, and ambient lighting. There's also a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Tonale also gets a flat-bottom style steering wheel replete with paddle shifters, turbine-style HVAC vents, and what looks like Alcantara trim, which may only be for higher-trimmed models.
Alfa Romeo is currently taking pre-orders, but they are only for the higher Ti and Veloce trims. Later on in the first quarter of 2023, Alfa will accept orders for the less expensive Sprint trim level. Because it's a PHEV, the Tonale should qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit and even under leasing terms.
Pricing for the three trim levels is: Sprint: $44,590; Ti: $46,590; Veloce: $49,090. Whether or not there will be a high-performance Quadrifoglio version remains to be seen.