At final year’s Geneva Motor Clearly show, Alfa Romeo offered the Tonale, a new SUV product with an completely beautiful design. At that time, the organization described that production of the product would start before the commencing of 2022. We now know that was a very excellent guesstimate, for the reason that the automaker has confirmed it will start out assembling the sub-Stelvio product in the next 50 percent of 2021.

“The new Alfa Romeo Tonale will be generated below in Pomigliano in the next 50 percent of 2021,” claimed Pietro Gorlier, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA)’s Managing Director for Europe and Emerging Markets.

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The Pomigliano d’Arco plant in Italy at the moment handles assembly of Fiat’s Panda subcompact SUV. The Tonale will not share its bases with the Panda, even so. The original plan was to use the platform of the Jeep Compass and Renegade, but as FCA is in the procedure of merging with the PSA (Peugeot Société Anonyme) group, the Tonale is predicted to use PSA’s CMP platform, which underpins of styles like the DS 3 Crossback and Opel Corsa, both of those marketed in world-wide markets. The platform can assistance EV powertrains, so it would be achievable to electrify the new Tonale. A plug-in hybrid option is also prepared for it.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale will established its sights on styles like the Audi Q3, BMW X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, and it signifies a essential stage forward for Alfa Romeo, desperate to boost its over-all sales figures. Complete sales in the United States have been a lot less than 20,000 models final calendar year.

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