With the all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale already on sale in Europe, the lineup has been absent of the promised plug-in (PHEV) variant. Well, that is about to change as Alfa Romeo will unveil the new Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Q4 on Thursday, November 17th.
While the new PHEV model will hit showrooms in early 2023, it will allow the Italian brand to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions of the brand for a value of approximately 40% of the total.
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Q4’s powertrain integrates two electric motors and a 15.5-kWh battery pack (4.1-kWh bigger than the Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe), with a fuel-efficient 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. This architecture provides two cars in one – a battery-electric vehicle featuring an electric motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack on the rear axle and a conventional vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE) fitted on the front axle, creating all-wheel-drive (AWD).
The Q4 system delivers a total output of 275 horsepower and makes the Q4 PHEV system the sportiest offering in its class-leading 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) acceleration in just 6.2 seconds. The Q4 PHEV system allows the Tonale to have an all-electric range of up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) in the city cycle and 37.2 miles (60 kilometers) when the city and highway numbers are combined.
A full-battery charge for the Tonale Q4 takes 2.5 hours when using the 7.4-kW fast charger.
It’s corporate sibling, the Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV has already been shown during Dodge Speed Week. The Hornet R/T PHEV will differ from the Tonale PHEV Q4 thanks to its exclusive PowerShot push-to-pass feature. The feature provides a boost of 25 horsepower and delivers instant torque.
We look forward to really seeing just how different how the Tonale PHEV Q4 and Dodge Hornet R/T PHEV will be.
So stay tuned as we will cover the full unveiling on November 17th.