Alfa Romeo made its entrance into the world of electrification with the Tonale range, which it now completes with the Plug-In Hybrid Q4 model. It’s the most efficient Alfa Romeo ever, with CO2 emissions of 29g/km and over 49 miles of battery life in full-electric mode and more than 372 miles of total range in non-urban use.
The advanced hybrid system combines a 180hp, 1.3-litre turbocharged MultiAir, 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission to provide traction to the front axle, with an electric motor capable of supplying 90kW of max peak power and 250 Nm of torque to the rear axle.
The 306-volt, 15.5 kWh lithium-ion battery supplies an electric range of over 49 miles in the urban cycle and more than 372 miles of total range, making the Tonale Plug-in Hybrid one of the most efficient plug-in hybrid SUVs. The new hybrid powertrain improves fuel consumption to deliver 217.3 mpg in the WLTP cycle, and it takes less than 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery from a 7.4 kW charger.
Equipped with a Q4 all-wheel-drive system—the front wheels are powered by the internal combustion engine and the rear wheels are powered by the electric motor— helping to provide best-in-class agility, lightness and driving dynamics.
Its 280hp hybrid powertrain ensures it accelerates from zero to 62 mph in just 6.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 84 mph in full-electric mode and 128 mph in hybrid mode, with the e-AWD system providing instantaneous deployment of 100 per cent of available torque from the electric motor on the rear axle.
The Plug-in Hybrid Q4 is also the most hi-tech Alfa Romeo ever. Superior software and connectivity have been provided as standard and integration with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant offers the convenience of interacting with the system without the driver having to remove their hands from the wheel. Amazon Alexa also allows the driver to remain updated on the state of the vehicle from the comfort of their home, providing useful information like the state of charge of the battery.
The high-resolution 22.5-inch screens — 12.3-inch totally digital screen and 10.25-inch main touchscreen unit — features an intuitive and easy-to-use system. The dials in the Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 includes features such as the elettro-biscione, in the lower part of the right dial, which changes colour based on the electric motor’s status (off, on, on and charging) and provides all the information related to power and charging.
The Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 is available in Ti trim, with an elegant and distinctive character, and Veloce trim, with a sportier feeling. An exclusive Speciale launch version with enhanced contents and connectivity including will also be available.