The entire Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN gathered in La Thuile, Italy, for the launch of Tonale and break to build up maximum concentration and recharge the batteries ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona.
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To add to the attendance of the two Alfa Romeo drivers – Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, Tonale makes its debut as the brand’s first compact electrified SUV. Recently unveiled to the international press, it defines Alfa Romeo’s metamorphosis and takes it forward into the new Era of Connectivity and Electrification.
In the last few days, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN’s pre-season break has taken place in the magnificent Alpine setting of La Thuile. In a climate of cohesion and concentration, the team focused on their strategies and objectives for the upcoming world championship. In charge of business was the CEO of Alfa Romeo Jean-Philippe Imparato and the Team Principal of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, Frédéric Vasseur, flanked by the entire management and communications team.
Not to be missed, of course, were the new drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu; from this season, aboard the new C42 single-seater, they will be transferred to the track all the passion of the work done by the team. The 2022 season is packed with exciting challenges and will feature a major change, as required by the new regulations that are aimed at making it extremely compelling.
As the guest of honour, a few days after its official presentation to the international press, Tonale makes its debut in Italy as the first compact electrified SUV, to mark the brand’s metamorphosis. While remaining true to its DNA of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910, with Tonale a radical evolution is taking place at Alfa Romeo, looking ahead to a new era of connectivity and electrification. The unmistakably Italian design is extraordinarily faithful to the concept from which it draws its origins. Record-breaking technology and connectivity at their utmost, with an all-new infotainment system. For Tonale, Alfa Romeo has designed unique, exclusive technical solutions to enhance its DNA and offer customers a unique driving experience characteristic of the brand, where meticulous attention to detail is paired with a constant quest for the highest quality.
Tonale offers a true electrified driving experience: making its exclusive debut is the brand-new Hybrid system with variable-geometry turbo, specific to Alfa Romeo, which can propel the wheels even when the internal combustion engine is turned off.
The 275-hp Plug-in Hybrid Q4 version with all-wheel drive is best-in-class, with the range in electric mode of up to 80 km* in the city cycle, representing the most powerful and efficient car in the line-up.
Customers are at the centre of the Alfa Romeo universe. Product and service quality raised to the max, for a completely redefined customer experience.
La Thuile, known as the Wild Side of Mont Blanc, maintains and preserves its characteristics as a mountain resort far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In places like this, people can connect with the wilds of nature, with their capacity to regenerate and foster well-being, making it the ideal setting for the Alfa Romeo team gathering.
A perfect recipe, consisting of breathtaking mountain views, and the typically Italian warm welcome and tradition of excellence.