Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid SUV Driven 2023

Is the Alfa Romeo Tonale a driver car

Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid – Alfa Romeo is a brand that embodies passion amongst car enthusiasts. It evokes images of tight twisty European roads through the mountains and seaside villages. They are drivers’ cars.  Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid 2023 front quarter 1 Fast forward to a few weeks ago and I drove the new Tonale Hybrid Veloce in the appealing Montreal Green Tri-Coat colour.

This is a small to mid-sized SUV that runs a 1.5L 4-cylinder, petrol engine coupled with a 48V battery. It’s a mild hybrid that is capable of some fully electric power thanks to the 15kW electric motor.

Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid 2023 engine

This is a reasonable combination that is let down badly by the jerky 7 speed dual clutch transmission. Its simply not pleasant to drive at lower speeds around town and need careful attention in reverse.

Tonale has an unusual style with a longer pointed bonnet and grill and 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.

Inside it is comfortable and the Veloce comes with a lot of little luxuries like

  • Alcantara leatherette seats,
  • large digital drivers instrument and central touch screen,
  • 3 spoke sports steering wheel and
  • Wireless smart phone connectivity.

In isolation the Tonale accounts for itself well. It’s a competent mid-sized SUV. However, it’s a little disappointing when you consider its an Alfa Romeo. It’s not a drivers’ car if that is what you are looking for.

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Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid 2023 interior front 1


Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid 2023 interior front 2

What is good?

  • Stylish  design
  • Comfortable interior
  • User friendly interface for technology

What is not so good?

Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid 2023 profile

Instead of the Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid buyers also look at.

Buyers could look at Audi Q3 40 TFSI, Volvo XC 40, Peugeot 3008 GT, Citroen C5 Aircross, Kia Sportage, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, Cupra Formentor VZx,

Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce Hybrid 2023 rear quarter 1

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