Unlike most production models, it should look very similar to the concept.
If there's one thing the world doesn't need any more of right now, it's another crossover. But that didn't stop Alfa Romeo from presenting the all-new Tonale compact crossover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The model shown at the show was a concept, but Alfa Romeo has since confirmed that it intends to put it into production.
Typically, car designs get toned down when a production model arrives, but the Tonale is expected to be heavily inspired by the gorgeous concept. As a result, it's easy to imagine what the Alfa Romeo Tonale will look like when it goes on sale in a couple of years.
Using the concept as a base, INDAV Design has rendered the Tonale with Alfa Romeo's current design language, adding the production headlights and exhaust tips from the Stelvio SUV. It also now sports full-size mirrors, but the render artist forgot to add some windshield wipers. With these changes, the Tonale now looks like a true baby Stelvio.
Some of the concept's design elements were also inspired by other Alfa Romeo models from the past and present. The 21-inch wheels are a homage to the old-school telephone dial wheels used by the mid-engined 33 Stradale from the 1960s, while the headlights are a modern interpretation of the designs found on the SZ and Brera.
Technical specifications for the Tonale are still unknown. All we know is that the concept used a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is likely to be the same unit as the upcoming Jeep Renegade Hybrid. As for the interior, the concept's cabin features a mix of aluminum, leather and Alcantara materials, along with a 12.3-inch full digital cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen dashboard.
The Alfa Romeo Tonale is expected to go on sale in the final quarter of 2020 in Europe, which means it probably won't arrive in the US until 2021.