Alfa Romeo Tonale expected to go on sale in 2021.
Trim changes for Stelvio and Giulia, 4C production winding down.
Alfa Romeo GTV should be revealed during the year.
Alfa Romeo celebrated its 110th anniversary last year, and the Italian brand is looking ahead with new products, in addition to setting the table for electrified vehicles under parent company Stellantis’ future growth strategy.
In fact, according to recently revealed plans, Alfa plans to have a portfolio consisting exclusively of EVs by 2027, and will release a new model every year between now and then. Until then, here’s what to expect from the Alfa Romeo brand in 2022.
First and foremost, the Alfa Romeo Tonale debuted in February. This subcompact-sized crossover, which joins the lineup below the Stelvio, will offer two powertrains in North America. The PHEV Q4 AWD will consist of a turbocharged 1.3L inline-four, a 90-kW electric motor, a 15.5-kWh battery pack and a six-speed automatic transmission, producing a combined output of 272 horsepower and an EV-only driving range of 30 miles or 48 kilometres. The Q4 AWD gets a turbocharged 2.0L four matched to a nine-speed automatic for 256 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Both include standard AWD, while a 12.3-inch driver instrument panel and a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Uconnect 5 are included in all units as well. Deliveries of the 2023 Tonale will start early next year.
An even smaller crossover, possibly called the Alfa Romeo Brennero, has reportedly been announced as well. No details are available yet, but this new model would cross hairs with the MINI Countryman and other small sports-luxury utility vehicles.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio received some changes for 2022. The lineup is down to four trim levels, including Sport, Ti, Veloce and Quadrifoglio, while a suite of advanced safety features is now fitted as standard instead of being optional. The first three trims are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L four that develops 280 horsepower, while the Quadrifoglio gets a twin-turbo 2.9L V6 that belts out 505 horsepower.
Like the Stelvio, the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan now offers four distinct trim levels for the 2022 model year, including Sprint, Ti, Veloce and Quadrifoglio. In addition, a bunch of advanced safety features such as blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beams are now standard fare on all trims. The limited-run Giulia GTA is done, and so is the Giulia GTAm. The three first trim levels get the 280-horsepower turbo 2.0L four, while the Quadrifoglio is blessed with the 505-horsepower twin-turbo V6. All-wheel drive is standard in Canada, but remains optional in the U.S., although the Quadrifoglio is RWD only.
Once again, rumours start flying about the return of the Alfa Romeo GTV. This time, it would be a flagship four-door coupe that would receive a fully electric powertrain. No details as to when this upcoming GTV would be revealed and when it would go on sale.