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The Alfa Romeo Tonale to arrive in NZ Feb 2023

Alfa Romeo presents the all‐new Tonale Hybrid, the model that marks the brand’s metamorphosis to a new era of connectivity and electrification, while remaining true to its DNA of Italian sportiness since 1910.

Named after one of Italy’s highest mountain passes, the Tonale Hybrid encapsulates the organic curvatures, bends and linesfound in nature. Signature featureslike the V Scudetto Grille and available 20‐
inch five‐hole wheels, echo the classic tenets of Alfa Romeo design.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid will be available in two trims – Ti and Veloce – which will arrive in New
Zealand Dealerships from February 2023 priced from $59,990 and $66,990 respectively. Joining the line‐
up will be the Tonale Plug‐In Hybrid (PHEV), launching later in 2023.

Alfa Romeo New Zealand’s Marketing & Communications Manager, Sarah Williams said, “This is a very
exciting time for the Alfa Romeo brand as we look ahead to a new era of electrification and connectivity.
The Tonale Hybrid features unmistakable Italian design mixed with modern style and ingenuity that make
this driver‐centric vehicle a one‐of‐a‐kind and the start of an exciting new future for the Alfa Romeo

Featuring a 1.5L 4‐cylinder, petrol engine coupled with 7‐speed dual clutch transmission and a 48V
battery, the Tonale Hybrid is a Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle capable of producing 118kW at 5750rpm and
240Nm at 1500rpm.

The Variable Geometry Turbocharger, a unique offering in the segment, enabling the Tonale Hybrid to
offer diesel‐like fuel‐economy of 5.6L/100km, with petrol performance while managing to meet stringent
emissions regulations.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid has class‐exclusive capabilities of travelling under EV conditions at low
speed and while parking (<15 km/h) and utilising the 48V battery to assist the vehicle with performance.
It is capable of silent starts due to the 15kW electric motor and an energy recovery to the 48V 0.8kWh
battery during periods of decelerating and braking.

The interior of the Tonale Hybrid has been inspired by the successful racing history of Alfa Romeo and
promotes passion and drive ability, courtesy of its dynamic and powerful forms. Sporty sophistication is
apparent from every vantage point with the Alcantara® seats and impressive tech components like the
new Cannocchiale Digital Display.

The 12.3‐Inch TFT instrument cluster and 10.25‐Inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple
CarPlay and Android Auto, provide the driver access to ample amounts of information.

Fully equipped with an array of advanced driver assist systems and security features that assist the driver
by enhancing their field of vision, making instrumentation easier to see and enabling collision‐avoidance
capabilities. A 360° Surround View Camera is available with four cameras providing a full view of the
vehicle and its surrounds. The driver can select one of four adjustable views when using the camera, to
improve forward or rearward visibility.

Level 2 Autonomous Driving utilises the front radar and camera as well as the Hands‐Off Detection (HOD)
sensor on the steering wheel. The ‘3+3’ headlights, with new full‐LED adaptive matrix were developed in conjunction with Marelli, make up a unique frontline for the car and simultaneously provide daylight, dynamic turn signals and a ‘welcome and goodbye’ feature (activated when the driver turns the car on or off).

The Tonale Hybrid sees the introduction of new lighting technology including; Adaptive Driving Beam
which constantly adjusts the dipped headlights according to speed and specific driving conditions; Glare‐
Free High Beam Segmented Technology which automatically detects traffic in front and travelling in the
opposite direction to avoid glare from other cars; a third module which is automatically activated when
turning corners to ensure the best lateral lighting.

These technologies offer greater efficiency – in terms of durability and energy saving, with twice the light
intensity of conventional halogen lamps and lower emissions – and improved safety, with less eye strain
and better driving comfort.

The unique Brake‐by‐Wire technology, guarantees a strong pedal feel, immediate response and added
safety benefits. Frequency Selective Dampers(FSD) improve the handling of Tonale Hybrid while retaining
a comfortable ride. Koni is Alfa Romeo’s historical technological partner and has developed the FSD shock absorber for Tonale. FSDs are able to change the level of hydraulic shock damping via an additional
frequency sensitive valve to compensate road surface inputs.

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid redefines the segment with class‐leading steering feel and engagement
with its 13.6 steering ratio. EuroNCAP have published a 5‐star safety rating for the Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid and will be tested by ANCAP early 2023.

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