New Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 debuts

The Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 is a milestone in Alfa Romeo’s “zero to zero” process, which will take it from being a zero per cent electrified brand at the start of 2022 to being a zero-emissions, 100 per cent electric brand in 2027.

By carrying out this evolution in five years, Alfa Romeo is one of the fastest automotive brands to reach carbon neutrality.

The Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 embarks a new chapter in Alfa Romeo’s metamorphosis. The Italian carmaker says that it combines maximum efficiency and Italian sportiness. It adds that the all-electric range (AER) is 56km, up to 80km all-electric range city (AER city), 600km in the total cycle and emissions reduced from 29g/km.

The Plug-In Hybrid Q4 TI retails here from €55,495 (MHEV €49,995), plus delivery and related charges.

The Alfa Romeo Dealer network currently comprises of Tractamotors Dublin, Dan Seaman Motors, Cork, and AutoBolands, Waterford.

Alfa Romeo claims that the Plug-In Hybrid Q4 system is best-in-class in terms of performance and battery efficiency. It adds that the advanced hybrid system features a 280HP, 1.3 litre turbocharged MultiAir, 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which provides traction to the front axle.

It combines with an electric motor capable of supplying 90kW of max peak power and 250 Nm of torque to the rear axle.

Available in six exterior colours and three interior trim levels, two standard TI, ‘Veloce’ and an exclusive ‘Edizione Speciale’, which the carmaker says allows customers to personalise their Alfa Romeo to their desired preference.

It adds that with a wide array of technological features, low emissions, and Alfa Romeo’s trademark sportiness, the Tonale is truly the beginning of a new future for Alfa Romeo.

John Saunders, managing director of Alfa Romeo in Ireland, and part of Gowan Auto said: “Alfa Romeo has started a very exciting transformation, the brand has reached its first milestone in achieving zero emissions and full electrification by 2027.

“The Tonale represents the beginning of this metamorphosis with the introduction of both MHEV and PHEV technology to this iconic brand.”

He added: “Although Alfa Romeo are making considerable advancements towards a new era of connectivity and electrification; it is important to note that we are also staying true to our DNA of Italian style and dynamic driving experience.

“With a redefined look, Alfa Romeo continues to embrace a long-standing sporty heritage which spans more than a century, but keeps an eye on the future, with the Tonale representing the vision of sustainable technology and efficiency. We look to the future of the Alfa Romeo brand with immense excitement.”

First car linked with an NFT digital certificate
In a world exclusive, the Tonale has further developed upon an ecosystem of service to offer a NFT (non-fungible token) digital certificate. A true innovation in the automotive sector, Alfa Romeo is the first automaker to link a car with an NFT digital certificate.

The digital asset is unique, immutable, and verifiable. Stored on blockchain technology, the Tonale NFT provides further information such as the production number, the first registered owner, the date of purchase, and other key data.

Alfa Romeo boasts that it will provide customers with the assurance that the Tonale they have purchased is truly one of a kind.

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