Alfa Romeo Tonale Wins 2024 Green SUV of the Year™

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In a significant recognition of environmental consciousness and automotive excellence, the Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Green SUV of the Year™ award by the Green Car Journal. This title, bestowed by an authoritative American magazine specializing in the intersection of cars, energy, and the environment since 1992, positions the Tonale at the forefront of green automotive innovation.

The Tonale, Alfa Romeo’s inaugural C-SUV, boasts Plug-In Hybrid technology and standard Q4 all-wheel-drive, ensuring optimal traction and safety. Judges from the Green Car Journal were captivated by the Tonale’s infusion of Italian style, dynamic driving experience, functional design, and technologically advanced interior.

Ron Cogan, the editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and, remarked, “Alfa Romeo’s Tonale offers an exciting and sporty way of driving an electric vehicle. For the first 49 miles, you’re driving a stylish and iconic Italian electric vehicle with zero emissions.” Cogan highlighted the unique aspect of the Tonale’s driving experience, where the Plug-In Q4 hybrid powertrain provides a remarkable overall driving range of over 372 miles, offering a seamless journey without the anxiety of requiring a recharge.

The Tonale stands out as the most efficient Plug-In Hybrid Q4 C-SUV in its segment. The advanced powertrain incorporates a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, providing traction to the front wheels. Its exceptional efficiency and performance in electric mode are attributed to a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery, propelling an electric motor with a peak power output of 90 kW and torque of 250 Nm, resulting in a class-leading total output of 280 horsepower.

Larry Dominique, SVP, head of Alfa Romeo North America, expressed, “With best-in-class horsepower of 285 and a full electric range of more than 49 miles, the Tonale is a perfect example of how Alfa Romeo aims to combine efficiency with the characteristic sporty character that the Alfa Romeo brand is known for.” Dominique emphasized that the Tonale marks the initial step in Alfa Romeo’s electrification journey while maintaining the brand’s distinctive Italian DNA and style.

As the automotive industry embraces eco-friendly technologies, the Alfa Romeo Tonale’s recognition as the 2024 Green SUV of the Year™ underscores its role as a trailblazer in the convergence of sustainability and driving pleasure.




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