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Alfa Romeo Tonale is the last new gas-powered Alfa for U.S.

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The Tonale is going to be the last gas-powered Alfa Romeo sold in the United States. So if you're interested in getting an ICE Tonale you better get one soon.

Starting in 2025, all new Alfas for the U.S. will be electric.

Speaking to journalists yesterday, Vincent Noirbent, vice president of marketing and product for Alfa Romeo North America, talked about Alfa's electrification plans for the U.S. He confirmed the brand's plans to go to only electric introductions for 2025 and beyond. And he also revealed that the plug-in hybrid Tonale is the last new gas-powered model for America.

We take that to mean the last new mainline model, since Zagato teased a special Giulia coupe that might be available to America that's slated to come out in 2023. That's undoubtedly going to be a very limited-production vehicle and could be regarded as just another version of the existing Giulia. But that aside, the Tonale is the last new internal combustion Alfa for the U.S. And that also makes it the last major model introduction until the first of the EVs is introduced for 2025.

Apparently there's a smaller internal-combustion Alfa coming for Europe between now and 2025. But Noirbent said that it wouldn't be a good fit for the U.S. Apparently it will be a smaller model than the Tonale, and we would be inclined to agree with Alfa's decision. Vehicles the size of Tonale are about as small as any of the major premium car companies go in this country.

Following the introduction of the 2025 Alfa EV, the brand will have additional models released every year through 2030. So Alfa's electric lineup will grow impressively quickly. The brand will still have a few gas-powered models overlapping, though, as existing vehicles won't be discontinued immediately. So Tonale, and likely Giulia and Stelvio, will stick around for a few years during the transition.
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This is highly misleading the only engine for the US market is a hybrid which I have no plans on owning a hybrid at this stage. Equally disappointing is that Alfa Romeo's lower priced competitor the Dodge Hornet will indeed have a ICE gas engine along with optional hybrids. My prediction is Alfa will retreat from the US market once again. They step on their you know what every time they turn around. The Stelvio and Giulia are two of the most heavily discounted cars on the market at present. Way to go Alfa Romeo!
Stellantis needs to sell more cars in the US to keep their dealerships profitable and in business. The delayed to pandemic 2024 Alfa Tonale will provide more traffic in their showrooms and will help sell more Guilias and Stelvios as it is a PHEV in the best selling compact SUV car class. The decision to rebadge it as a Dodge Hornet R/T in the US was
a economic decision as there are many more Dodge/Jeep dealerships than AF ones and it will
sell well here. I believe I read that the Dodge Hornet
has 15,000 pre-order reservations. The AF Tonale even though more expensive, has unique design and
I predict will attract more consumers to the Alfa cars.
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