Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Alfa Romeo Tonale and Stelvio, distinction, sportiness and functionality

The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a compact SUV – measuring 4.53 meters long – premium, and it is the Italian brand’s access model, with a design faithful to its origins, the latest technology and a varied mechanical offer.

The Tonale’s design belongs entirely to Alfa Romeo, as well as the latest technology used, and highlights its diverse mechanical offering. In addition, a plug-in hybrid version appears.

The front stands out for a grille in the shape of an inverted triangle and is divided into three blocks by LED headlights in high finish. The taillights are LED. The profile displays sleek, clean coupe-style lines. The cabin radiates a very good sense of quality thanks to its pleasant materials and nice adjustments. The steering wheel has paddles and behind them is a 12.3-inch screen with a customizable digital dashboard. The infotainment system occupies a 10.25” display, houses an integrated Android system and has wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The controls are physical for key settings like the air conditioning.

Its mechanical range is made up of gasoline and diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid version.

The gasoline engine is 1.5-liter and a hybrid system, with two power levels (130 and 160 hp), with a seven-speed TCT automatic gearbox and double clutch, available throughout the range. The diesel engine is a 1.6 with four cylinders and 130cv. In this case, the TCT dual-clutch transmission has six linkages.

Plug-in hybrid version: The Tonale plug-in hybrid has a 1.3-liter gasoline engine and an electric one, both providing 280 hp, and the Q4 all-wheel drive system. Autonomy with combined use is just over 60 kilometers. The Tonale Sprint 1.5 130 CV Mahé comes for €299 per month in 36 instalments.

Both models feature Alfa Romeo Certificate of Use NFT technology which records vehicle data to create a unique and infallible record of the life of the vehicle.

For its part, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has received improvements in terms of design, equipment, technology and composition of the range of finishes. The grille has been redesigned and at the front, the full LED adaptive matrix headlights feature a 3+3 configuration.

Inside the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the 12.3” digital instrument panel stands out with three configurations: Evolve, Comfort and Heritage. It offers the latest advancements in infotainment thanks to the Alpha Connect services and available over the air updates.

The range of finishes for the new Stelvio has been divided into Super, Sprint, Ti and Veloce versions as well as the special Competition series.

The older ‘sibling’ of the Tonale, the Stelvio has changed with aesthetic changes, more equipment, more tech and new finishes. Since 2035 is the time, it offers gasoline and diesel engines.

The engine offer includes two diesel mechanics and one gasoline engine. Turbodiesel engines are based on the 2.2 JTD block, with a power of 160 CV and 210 CV. The first is rear-wheel drive and the second all-wheel drive Q4 also offers as an option. As for the gasoline engine, it is a 2.0 turbo unit with 280 hp. All the engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with torque converter as standard.

For those who want to differentiate themselves, there is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Competizione, a special series introduced to the range with the 2022 restyling. This variant is based on the Veloce finish and includes new matte gray paint, red brake calipers and new wheels. 21 in. The interiors also feature leather, tinted windows, Harman/Kardon sound system and Alpha active suspension as standard.

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