Alfa Declares Pricing for 2024 Tonale

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

If you’ve been looking for an all-wheel drive electrified compact crossover with Italian flavor, well, your choices have been rather limited. That changes with the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale, a plug-in hybrid with a starting price of $42,995.

That’s for the base Sprint trim, naturally, which won’t show up until later in Q1 of this year. The other trims, Ti and Veloce, will be priced at $44,995 and $47,495 respectively. As often happens, the more expensive trims are available immediately. Funny, that. A destination charge of $1,595 is not included in those prices.

Whilst your author cannot claim to know the minutiae of this country’s byzantine EV credit system, Alfa says the Tonale does qualify for the $7,500 Federal EV tax credit while it is available. This is thanks to the car’s status as a bonafide PHEV, one which is capable of an electric range of more than 30 miles when conditions are right. Its 15.5 kWh battery works in concert with a 90-kW electric motor to turn this trick. In addition to this, the Tonale has a 1.3-liter turbocharged gasser which contributes to an advertised 285 horsepower. Every Alfa Romeo Tonale will include all-wheel drive.

“We look forward to launching the all-new Alfa Romeo Tonale and competing in the premium compact sport-utility vehicle segment with the brand’s first plug-in hybrid offering,” said Larry Dominique, Senior Vice-president and Head of Alfa Romeo North America. Left unsaid are any words about the very similar Dodge Hornet, a rig that will likely be priced south of this Alfa thanks to a different options mix and target market.

This marks Alfa Romeo’s first heavily electrified offering, a prospect that will either intrigue or terrify a person depending on their personal experience with Alfa electrical systems from the Bad Old Days. Yes, yes – it’s been ages since the land was littered with pretty cars broken down on the hard shoulder, but American memories can be rather long. Ask any politician.

Alfa says the globally available Tonale is part of a radical evolution taking place at the brand, one which looks forward to a new era of electrification. If you’re curious, Alfa Romeo sold a total of 12,845 vehicles in the 2022 calendar year, about evenly split between the Giulia and Stelvio, representing less than 1 percent of Stellantis volume in this country.

[Images: Stellantis]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • El scotto El scotto on Jan 18, 2023

    Eff This! Where is the quadroformaggio version? If it's from Italy has to do one of three things: 1. Look Good 2. Taste Good 3. Go Fast. #1 is highly debatable for this, #2 let us leave paint-eating to some of the commenters on here, and #3 is highly doubtful.

    O for three on the Italian requirements and haunted by some ghosts from Kokomo.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Jan 18, 2023

    Alfa represents "less than 1 percent of Stellantis volume in this country."

    Who-ah. Has there been a brand deathwatch yet made for Alfa? Mitsubishi and Jaguar are waiting in the wings for the grim reaper, too.

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    • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Kwik_Shift_Pro4X on Feb 15, 2023

      Mooshi-Booshi should have left before Suzuki.

  • 28-Cars-Later I guess Santa showed up with bales of cash for Mitsu this past Christmas.
  • Lou_BC I was looking at an extended warranty for my truck. The F&I guy was trying to sell me on the idea by telling me how his wife's Cadillac had 2 infotainment failures costing $4,600 dollars each and how it was very common in all of their products. These idiots can't build a reliable vehicle and they want me to trust them with the vehicle "taking over" for me.
  • Sobhuza Trooper Like fusion power, the I.D. Buzz is only 30 years away.
  • Lou_BC "respondents between 18 and 80 years old" Basically anyone deemed an adult who might be allowed to drive.
  • Lou_BC They will do fine if they come up with some cool sedans ;)