Alfa Romeo Tonale Production Model Leaks Early

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The production version of Alfa Romeo's Tonale small SUV has leaked early, ahead of its reveal in 2020. Take a look!

Alfa Romeo is banking on its SUVs to pull them out of the doldrums and while the bigger Stelvio has received good reviews, sales haven't exactly taken off. Now Alfa Romeo has been looking at the smaller luxury SUV market. The Alfa Romeo Tonale concept was revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and it was striking!

However, as is mostly the case, the production version loses some of the concept's flamboyance. Thanks to these images from an Italian car forum, we now get a good look at what's to come. The source suggests these photos came from an internal meeting where the Tonale's rivals were compared and you can see other cars in the background.

Speaking of rivals, this is likely to be Alfa Romeo's answer to the likes of the Audi Q3, Jaguar E-Pace, BMW X1/X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. 

We're still some way away from seeing the production Alfa Romeo launched as the vehicle is expected to be revealed in 2021 and offer Alfa Romeo's first plug-in hybrid powertrain. Alfa Romeo does have a large arsenal of engines to call upon though and it wouldn't surprise us to see compact capacity turbocharged petrol engines such as the 1.4 turbo motor found in many FCA products, although there is a much newer 1.3 turbo with 110 kW and 270 Nm to call upon. Let's not forget that there's still a market for compact diesel motors either and something like the Multijet could make an appearance.

Further Reading

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (2019) International Launch Review

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0T Super Q4 (2018) Review [w/Video]

Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept Revealed