Drive Notes: 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale eAWD

Welcome back to drive notes, which is a Cliff Note's review of vehicles that are currently in, or recently were in, my possession for a test.

Today we have the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale eAWD.

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Alfa Romeo Milano Renamed ‘Junior’ to Satisfy Italian Law

Following criticisms and potential legal actions stemming from the Italian Minister for Business, Alfa Romeo has opted to rename the recently revealed Milano crossover. The subcompact model will now be called the “Junior,” which sounds like the kind of name someone comes up with for a small car out of sheer desperation.

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Italian Government Upset Alfa Romeo ‘Milano’ Will Be Built in Poland

The Italian Minister for Business has criticized Stellantis for manufacturing the Alfa Romeo Milano outside of the country, suggesting that the automaker had likely violated the law.

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Alfa Romeo Reveals Milano EV, Brand’s First All-Electric Model

Alfa Romeo has revealed its very first all-electric model, the subcompact Milano crossover. However, the automaker likewise plans on offering a hybrid version that mates a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo to a 28-horsepower electric motor attached to the six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. While a that makes the model a 48-volt mild-hybrid, it should help Alfa cope with stringent emissions regulations and also serve as the volume model for numerous markets.

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Used Car of the Day: 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio

Today we go back to Italy for this 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio.

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Used Car of the Day: 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

Today we bring you a show car -- this 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV.

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Italy Might Soon Own a Chunk of Stellantis

Italian car buyers haven’t warmed to EVs with the same enthusiasm of other European countries, but the government looking to change that. Beyond investing with incentives and other efforts, the Italian government could take a stake in Stellantis, owner of Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Fiat. The automaker and government have been at odds for a while, as Setllantis has moved away from Italian auto production in favor of less expensive markets.

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Scrapyard Find: 2009 Alfa Romeo Brera S

I took a four-day trip to Northern England a couple of weeks ago, primarily to visit one of the only American-style self-service junkyards in the UK. While there, I also dropped by quite a few traditional dismantlers (known as "breaker's yards" over there), and one of them was Sherburn Motor Spares in Leeds, a business specializing in Italian and French vehicles. While there, I found a special-edition Alfa Romeo that never made it to our side of the Atlantic: a UK-only Brera S, hot-rodded by Prodrive.

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Used Car of the Day: 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV

We're back after a couple days out of office on TTAC bidness. Today we bring you a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV.

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Opinion: Making Sense of the Stellantis Auto Show Decision

News broke earlier this week that Stellantis would pull out of auto shows, including the upcoming Chicago Auto Show, for the foreseeable future.

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Used Car of the Day: 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate

Today we have another Alfa. This 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate has about 50,000 miles on the odometer and a clean title.

With the exception of the mirrors and perhaps the Blaupunkt audio, it appears to be all original.

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

Alfa Romeo Spiders weren't especially difficult to find in American car graveyards as recently as 15 years ago; I saw perhaps one for every three MGBs or Fiat 124 Sport Spiders during my junkyard travels back then. Today, the MGBs and 124s keep showing up in Ewe Pullets just as they always have, while I might find one discarded Alfa Spider every few years. Here's the latest one: a '79 in a yard (on the aptly named Dismantle Court) just to the east of Sacramento, California.

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2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review - Forget The Touchscreen, Embrace The Windscreen

Shopping for a car is hard, even for those who live and breathe automobiles. Those of you reading these pages on the day of publication are the ones I’m talking about - you have a compulsion to consume media about your favorite four-wheel contraptions and discuss said contraptions down in the comments. Most of you have opinions on brands and models and often have experience with them to back up those opinions. 

Imagine, however, being someone who simply needs a car, but doesn’t really give a damn about cars. How do those people figure out what to buy? Those folks, if they’re reading these pages, have stumbled here via a search engine months down the line. These buyers have a monstrous task ahead of them, winnowing and sorting all sorts of data and opinions into a buying decision. 

How does a brand like Alfa Romeo target either of these buyers? Most of the enthusiasts in my first paragraph have opinions on a sports sedan like the 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia you see before you based either upon a historical impression of an automaker that left these shores before the O.J. Simpson trial was decided, or perhaps a few of you have sampled the current incarnation. The other buyer, without automotive enthusiasm whatsoever, likely knows little to nothing of the marque or model at all. How is a car like this going to manifest its way into either of these buyer’s garages, especially in an era where we can actually foresee the end of gasoline-powered vehicles?

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Used Car of the Day: 1974 Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000

Today's UCOTD is a rally-ready 1974 Alfa Romeo Berlina 2000.

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Used Car of the Day: 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

We're going back to the older Italian car well for today's UCOTD, so brace your wallet. We're featuring a 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce.

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  • VoGhost Key phrase: "The EV market has grown." Yup, EV sales are up yet again, contrary to what nearly every article on the topic has been claiming. It's almost as if the press gets 30% of ad revenues from oil companies and legacy ICE OEMs.
  • Leonard Ostrander Daniel J, you are making the assertion. It's up to you to produce the evidence.
  • VoGhost I remember all those years when the brilliant TTAC commenters told me over and over how easy it was for legacy automakers to switch to making EVs, and that Tesla was due to be crushed by them in just a few months.
  • D "smaller vehicles" - sorry, that's way too much common sense! Americans won't go along because clever marketing convinced us our egos need big@ss trucks, which give auto manufacturers the profit margin they want, and everybody feels vulnerable now unless they too have a huge vehicle. Lower speed limits could help, but no politician wants to push that losing policy. We'll just go on building more lanes and driving faster and faster behind our vehicle's tinted privacy glass. Visions of Slim Pickens riding a big black jacked up truck out of a B-52.
  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys dudes off the rails on drugs and full of hate and retribution. so is musky.