The prestigious title of 2024 Green SUV of the Year™ has been bestowed upon the Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 by the authoritative Green Car Journal, an American magazine dedicated to exploring the intricate connections between automobiles, energy, and the environment since 1992.
This recognition is a testament to the Tonale’s innovative features, including a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery coupled with a 90-kW electric motor, providing an electric range exceeding 49 miles in urban settings and an impressive total range of over 372 miles. The standard Q4 all-wheel-drive system is seamlessly connected to a 1.3-liter turbocharged gas engine propelling the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rear.
Green Car Journal editors were particularly impressed by the Alfa Romeo Tonale’s Italian flair, driving dynamics, functional design, and cutting-edge interior technology. Ron Cogan, the editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com, expressed enthusiasm about the Tonale, stating, “Alfa Romeo’s Tonale offers an exciting and sporty way of driving an electric vehicle.”
Cogan emphasized the versatility of the Plug-In Q4 hybrid powertrain, highlighting the stylish and emissions-free electric driving experience for the initial 49 miles. Beyond that, the Tonale ensures a worry-free journey with a comprehensive driving range of over 372 miles.
As the most efficient Plug-In Hybrid Q4 C-SUV in its category, the Alfa Romeo Tonale features an advanced powertrain system with a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering traction to the front wheels. The vehicle’s electric mode is enhanced by a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery powering a 90 kW electric motor, resulting in an impressive total output of 280 horsepower—the best in its class.
Larry Dominique, SVP and head of Alfa Romeo North America, highlighted the Tonale’s unique blend of efficiency and sporty character, emphasizing its role as the inaugural step in Alfa Romeo’s electrification journey while maintaining the brand’s distinctive Italian DNA and style.
For more information about the award-winning Green Car Journal and its latest issue, offering an in-depth exploration of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles, visit GreenCarJournal.com.