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2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Revealed, Priced for Australia

When a brand names its next ‘big seller’ after one of Italy’s highest mountain passes you know it’s going to be a good one. And when that brand is Alfa Romeo – something we associate with words like ‘passion’ and ‘flair’ – our ears prick up. So when we tell you it’s a small SUV with a 1.5-litre engine and 118kW of power you better not switch off because this is going to be one of the brand’s most sensible decisions in decades, and we’re projecting it to be a big hit for Australian buyers.

In all seriousness, the Alfa Romeo Tonale is looking to poach some serious Australian sales, not only for its standard kit but its value-for-money proposition. The 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale will be priced from $49,900 AUD (before on-road costs) in Hybrid ‘Ti’ grade and $56,400 in Hybrid ‘Veloce’ specification. Both get you everything from 10.25-Inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to Level 2 Autonomous Driving. Now you’re hooked right back in, let’s take a closer look.

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Image: Alfa Romeo Tonale | Alfa Romeo

What Engine Powers the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale?

The good news straight off the bat is that the Alfa Romeo Tonale in ‘base’ Ti spec is actually a rather enticing package. It shares the vast majority of major features found in the more expensive ‘Veloce’ model. This includes the Alfa Romeo-exclusive 1.5-litre 4-cylinder, petrol engine coupled with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a 48V mild hybrid battery system. The combination is capable of producing a modest power figure of 118kW at 5750rpm and 240Nm at 1500rpm.

Most importantly, good fuel economy is the hallmark of the vehicle with the Tonale Hybrid offering a fuel economy of 5.6L/100km. Expect to see a plug-in hybrid make its way into the lineup next year, most likely based on the 1.3-litre petrol plug-in hybrid engine found in other markets such as the United States.

“We are very excited to see Alfa Romeo move towards electrification. The Tonale Hybrid is the ultimate blend of past, present and future, with its classic style, meticulous interior and driver-centric environment,” said Alfa Romeo Australia’s Managing Director, Kevin Flynn in a statement.

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Image: Alfa Romeo Tonale | Alfa Romeo

What’s the Interior Like on the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale?

Alfa Romeo is dedicated to providing, what they like to call, ‘Sporty sophistication’ in every aspect of the interior. We particularly like the Alcantara® seats (only found in the Veloce), leatherette finish (found in the Ti), and tech components like the new 12.3-Inch TFT instrument cluster that combines with 10.25-Inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available as standard across both model variants.

Standard Interior Features on the Alfa Romeo Tonale ‘Ti’:

  • Carbon Cloth and Leatherette Seats with Beige Stitching and embossed headrest finisher
  • Sporty Leather Steering Wheel with Start Button
  • Soft-touch dashboard finisher with beige stitching and 3D insert
  • 60:40 split rear seats with ski-pass
  • Black headliner
  • Front and Rear Floor Mats
  • Aluminium Pedals

Additional Interior Features on the Alfa Romeo Tonale ‘Veloce’:

  • Perforated black Alcantara® and Leatherette Seats with embroidered “Biscione” logo and red stitching
  • Red accent stitching on doors and centre console trims
  • Aluminium Door Sills
  • Aluminium Gear Shift Paddles

Standard Comfort Features on the Alfa Romeo Tonale Ti:

  • 10.25-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment and Navigation System
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Digital radio
  • 6 speakers
  • 12.3-Inch “Cannocchiale” TFT Instrument Cluster
  • Alfa™ Connect Services with voice assistant
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Front and Rear USB A/C Ports
  • Keyless Entry and Go
  • Dual Zone Air Conditioning
  • Electric park brake with auto hold
  • 6-way manual-adjustable front seats with powered driver lumbar
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Image: Alfa Romeo Tonale | Alfa Romeo

Is the Alfa Romeo Tonale Safe?

To assist the driver with parking Alfa has included a 360° Surround View Camera, Level 2 Autonomous Driving (Traffic Jam Assist), Side Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Detection, and Auto-Dimming Rear Mirrors as standard in the Veloce model (optional for Ti). Standard across the range is Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, High Beam Assist (HBA), and 6 airbags.

EuroNCAP has published a 5-star safety rating for the Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid and will be tested by ANCAP in late 2022. And a full list of standard equipment can be found below.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features on Alfa Romeo Tonale ‘Ti’:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with vulnerable road users
  • Lane Support System (Lane Departure Warning + Lane Keep Assist)
  • Driver drowsy detection
  • 6 airbags
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Backup Camera and dynamic lines
  • Traffic Sign Recognition with Intelligent Speed Assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Spare wheel

Alfa Romeo Tonale ‘Veloce’ Adds the Following as Standard (optional in the Ti):

  • Level 2 Autonomous Driving (Traffic Jam Assist)
  • Side Parking Sensors
  • 360° Surround View Camera
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path
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Image: Alfa Romeo Tonale | Alfa Romeo

What Does the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Cost?

The Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid is available to order now from $49,900 AUD before on-road costs for the Ti variant. This price increases to $56,400 AUD before on-road costs for the ‘Veloce’. A full list of optional equipment can be found below.

Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid Options

  • Dual Pane Panoramic Sunroof (both models).
  • 20-Inch Grey Finish Alloy Wheels (only Veloce).

Lusso Pack, which includes:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated Washer Nozzle
  • Perforated Black Leather-Accented Seats with dark grey stitching
  • Dark grey accent stitching (front centre armrest and door pad)
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Electric 8-Way Driver and Passenger Seats with Driver Memory function
  • 14-speaker 465-watt Harmon Kardon Sound System

Technology Pack (standard on the Veloce):

  • Level 2 Autonomous Driving (Traffic Jam Assist)
  • Side Parking Sensors
  • 360° Surround View Camera
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Rear Mirrors

Additional standard and optional features can be found below, including the choice of colours.

Check it out

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Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid Ti Standard Features


  • Glossy Black Painted Body Kit with Satin Chrome Inserts
  • Ti Badge on Fenders
  • Automatic Full LED Matrix Headlights with Adaptive Driving Beam and dynamic turn indicator
  • 18-Inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Gloss Black Painted Electrical-Folding Heated Exterior Mirrors with Italian Flag
  • Body-coloured Rear Spoiler and Door Handles

Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid Veloce Standard Features


  • Dark Miron “Scudetto” Front Grille Finish
  • Dark Miron Body Kit with Matte Inserts
  • Alfa Scudetto with Dark Finishing
  • Privacy Glass
  • Glossy Black daylight opening
  • Brembo® Red Brake Calipers
  • 19-Inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

Comfort Features:

  • Alfa™ Active Dual-Stage Valve Suspensions
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Rear-view Mirrors

Alfa Romeo Tonale Hybrid Colour List

  • Alfa White
  • Alfa Red
  • Alfa Black
  • Vesuvio Grey Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Montreal Green Tri-Coat (only on the Veloce).

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Ben McKimm
Journalist - Automotive & Tech

Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.