The Alfa Romeo Tonale plug-in hybrid will formally have an all-electric vary of 33 miles, which places the upcoming Alfa PHEV in a snug place relative to its rivals within the U.S., although it’s nonetheless no Toyota Rav4 Prime. Alfa Romeo had beforehand estimated that the Tonale PHEV would have a variety of greater than 30 miles, and the Italian carmaker has now made good on that promise.
That’s not fairly sufficient vary for the typical 41-mile spherical journey commute within the U.S., however it’s not that far behind. The EPA’s remaining figures give the the Alfa Romeo Tonale an MPGe score of 77, whereas the compact crossover SUV could have a complete vary of 360 miles per full cost. Mixed gasoline financial system is 29 MPG, which isn’t as spectacular as some rivals however Alfa insists that the Tonale PHEV could have best-in-class efficiency.
The Tonale can be powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 180 horsepower, which drives the entrance wheels. There’s a 90kW electrical motor driving the rear, which makes 184 lb-ft of torque and is powered by a 15.5 kWh battery. When the engine and electrical motor are mixed, the Tonale’s hybrid drivetrain makes 285 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque in whole.
Regardless of its efficiency, the Tonale will nonetheless be able to touring as much as 33 miles with out “tapping the gasoline tank,” based on Alfa. The Italian carmaker says it desires to remain true to the efficiency that the model is understood for, all whereas pivoting to electrification. Whereas the Alfa Romeo Tonale doesn’t characterize a full-fledged EV from the model simply but, plug-in hybrids prefer it and the Toyota RAV4 Prime are good options for individuals who are unwilling to transition to EVs simply but.
The 2024 Tonale is already transport to sellers within the U.S., and costs for the Alfa crossover SUV will begin at $44,590, together with vacation spot. After all, that’s not but factoring in any federal tax credit of the IRA. As Autoblog notes, leasing the Tonale may nonetheless make the crossover eligible for the total IRA credit score of $7,500, knocking the worth for a base mannequin Tonale Dash right down to $37,090.