Tonale Sets Tech Standards for Alfa Romeo

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Alfa Romeo yesterday in a streaming video unveiled its first compact crossover/sport-utility vehicle (SUV), the Tonale, what it is calling the metamorphosis – “La Metamorfosi” – of the legendary brand highlighted by a new era of luxury, electrification and connectivity while remaining true to its race-inspired DNA.

The all-new model range can be purchased (depending upon region of the world) with gasoline, diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains including a plug-in hybrid with more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) of pure electric range and 272 horsepower.

Tonale also features a variety of driver assistance systems (ADAS), Uconnect 5 infotainment, an all-new connectivity platform with Alfa Connect, sporty and modern Italian styling that remains faithful to the 2019 concept and exhilarating driving dynamics from a rapid-response Frequency Damping Suspension (FDS) system. 

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

The Tonale provides a technological showcase for the storied 110-year-old Italian brand.

Technology is also at the forefront of safety and comfort: Level 2 autonomous driving, with new advanced driver-assistance systems, act in line with the Alfa Romeo philosophy.

The software is at the center of the brand’s DNA, with the focus remaining on the driver. All the systems therefore work without ever interfering with the driver’s experience, where control and the emotions of driving remain intact. These include Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (IACC), Lane Centering (LC) and Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), which automatically adjust speed and trajectory, keeping the car in the middle of the lane and at a distance from the vehicle in front, thus ensuring safety and comfort.

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The Tonale is also equipped with other innovative devices and technologies that perfect the interaction between driver, vehicle and road, including Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which alerts the driver of danger and engages the brakes to avoid or mitigate any collision with a pedestrian or cyclist; Driver Attention Assist, which warns the driver if they become drowsy; Blind Spot Detection, which detects rear blind spots and signals any approaching vehicles to avoid collision; Rear Cross Path detection, which warns of vehicles approaching on the sides when reversing; and high-resolution 360° camera with dynamic grid.

To view a more comprehensive description of the new Tonale, including multiple images, click HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.