The new Alfa Romeo Tonale sports car is the first production automobile to hold a non-forgeable digital certificate (NFT).
After a long wait, Alfa Romeo finally unveils its first electrified model. The Tonale, which has an archetypal Alfa Romeo appearance, has up to 275 horsepower, NFT accreditation, and some of its most excellent driving characteristics. After that, it is available as a diesel, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid.
Alfa Romeo has unveiled the design of its next Tonale sports car. Models such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which is named after a mountain pass in the Alps, are similar in design, and the concept for the new model was revealed for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2019. With its distinct Alfa Romeo identity, modernism, Italian design, cutting-edge technology, and not least driving qualities that live up to the brand’s tradition, the final vehicle is a fascinating C-SUV.
The Tonale collection is Italian in style and stays loyal to the original notion that inspired them. An identifiable curve extending from the rear end to the headlights characterizes Tonale’s form. Moreover, it gives it a distinctive profile character on the vehicle’s exterior, as seen in the images below. When looking at the car, Audi enthusiasts will recognize lines from both the classic Giulia GT and the current classic 8C Competizione.
Tonale also sports certain traditional Alfa Romeo elements, such as the three-part front ‘Trilobo’ and three-part headlights that are emblematic of the brand. The headlights and windscreen are unusual and shaped at the back. Tonale is also available with the classic rims with five circles ranging from 17″ to 20″, which were first used on vehicles from the 1960s, such as the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.
In line with history, the Tonale’s interior is designed with the driver’s comfort in mind; however, it does take into consideration the ease of the passengers as well as the driver’s comfort. Aluminum, Alcantara, and leather are the most superior materials, and the Alfa Romeo DNA selector is located in the center console, allowing the driver to choose from a variety of driving settings. Compact and athletic in design, the steering wheel provides accurate and immediate input from the steering. A set of aluminum gear shift paddles can also be used to encircle the unit. All instruments and functions are oriented toward the driver, allowing him or her to concentrate only on the task at hand and the driving experience.
A unique digital NFT certificate is attached with each Alfa Romeo Tonale since it was the world’s first automobile to do so. In addition, blockchain technology, which NFT uses, provides a personal and immutable record of the particular car’s history. Upon receiving authorization from the owner, data about the specific automobile is saved to generate a certificate that may be used to guarantee that the car has been properly maintained and serviced for the benefit of the car’s residual value. The NFT certificate will serve as a reliable source of information on the automobile in the used car market, benefiting both the buyer and the seller.
Alfa Romeo Tonale is equipped with the most up-to-date technology from Alfa Romeo, which includes software and connection to improve the driving experience. In addition, Alfa Connect Services provides you with access to various services, including those that can be accessed via your smartphone, which increases your comfort and safety.
One may receive updates on the amount of gasoline and power left in the car and the location of the automobile. One can also unlock and lock the vehicle, access navigation, and make calls to the call center in the case of a breakdown, among other things.
As standard equipment, Alfa Romeo Tonale has a fresh new infotainment system that provides access to material, functions, and services that are always up to date due to Over-The-Air (OTA) upgrades. An 11.3-inch screen encased in the typical periscope design with tube-like sides surrounding the screen and a 10.25-inch touch screen with an exquisite user interface guarantee that everything is within sight without diverting attention away from the road is included in this system.
Additionally, innovative assistance and safety systems are utilized to provide a high degree of safety and comfort, including the prospect of autonomous driving at level 2 as a result of the technology’s advanced capabilities. In this case, the driver’s driving experience is the primary concern. Therefore, all systems are designed to operate without interfering with the driver’s experience, ensuring that the driver’s control and driving experience are not compromised.
Traffic Jam Assist intelligently regulates the speed and distance between the vehicle’s passengers when in a traffic jam. Adaptive cruise control, lane centering, sign recognition, intelligent speed management, and other features. A blind-spot alert, Rear Cross Path Detection, which warns of automobiles approaching from both sides when reversing, and a 360-degree camera are all available as optional features. Tonale is equipped with an automated emergency brake that can detect pedestrians and bikes as well as other vehicles.
Tonale also provides the option of semi-automatic parking. The vehicle itself indicates when parking space is available and may automatically move into and out of the area.
Alfa Romeo has chosen electrification to serve the brand and its DNA in the form of Tonale, the company’s first electric vehicle. The goal is to reimagine what it means to be sporty in the twenty-first century. Tonale is available in two different electrification configurations: a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.
Tonale is available as a hybrid in the Hybrid VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) configuration with 160 horsepower. Combining an Alfa Romeo TCT dual-clutch gearbox with the 48-volt electric P2 engine – which produces 15 kW and 55 Nm and is powered by lithium-ion batteries – makes it feasible to move the car’s wheels even when its internal combustion engine is turned off. The method was chosen to provide an authentic electrical experience, in which the gearbox allows for starting and driving at low speeds, as well as when parking, for example. Furthermore, the hybrid engine results in a more efficient engine and an increase in the responsiveness and speed of the vehicle.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is also available in a hybrid configuration with a turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-speed TCT dual-clutch transmission that produces 130 horsepower and 240 Newton-meters of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on both hybrid models.
The distinctive Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV, which has 275 horsepower, ensures that you will get the best performance possible. An electric motor on the back wheels and a 15.5 kW/h battery power the vehicle, which is powered by a MultiAir 1.3-liter petrol engine. The Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-In Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and has an estimated range of pure electricity of 80 kilometers in the city and 60 kilometers when driving in mixed traffic, which is the best in its class. Plug-in hybrid drivelines provide unrivaled safety and driving pleasure when combined with the All-Wheel Drive system. When the road gets slick, the Plug-In Hybrid transforms into an actual four-wheel-drive vehicle, with the petrol engine pulling the front wheels and the electric motor pulling the rear wheels when the road becomes slick.
Alfa Romeo Tonale also comes with a new diesel engine that delivers 130 horsepower and 320 Nm and comes with a 6-speed TCT dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drive. In addition, Alfa Romeo’s electronic, self-locking differential is standard on all front-wheel-drive models, allowing for the best possible grip in all conditions.
Tonale provides the most excellent driving qualities in its class with fully-fledged dynamics and a thrilling driving experience. In addition to having the best weight distribution between the front and back axles in its class, it also features the most direct steering qualities in its class – precisely what you would expect from an Alfa Romeo. Because of this, despite the fact that the sitting position is relatively high, the driving experience remains dynamic.
Alfa Romeo Tonale is the first vehicle in its class to be equipped with an integrated brake system (IBS) and provide the option of fixed gear shift paddles made of aluminum located in front of the driver’s seat. For further strength, the brakes are equipped with fixed Brembo brake calipers and vented discs on the front wheels, and solid discs on the back wheels. In addition, Tonale is equipped with four independent McPherson suspensions as well as an active electronic suspension. Overall, it gives a compelling driving experience that encourages drivers to enjoy their time behind the wheel.
Tonale variants are available in two different trims: Super and TI. The Sprint package, which is available for the Superbase equipment type, enhances the athletic feel of the vehicle by including various elements that are very sporty. The Veloce package, which provides the finest in both sportiness and performance, may be added to the ten-equipment model to make it even more impressive. In April, Tonale will be available for purchase in the shape of the limited-edition EDIZIONE SPECIAL edition.
At the turn of the year, the Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-In Hybrid and the diesel version of the Tonale are slated to hit the market. @via Alfa Romeo.