While the Tonale will share the same plug-in hybrid powertrain as the Jeep Compass, the electric Alfa Romeo will be the first FCA car to use technology gained from the merger with PSA. It’s expected to utilize a version of PSA’s eCMP platform that underpins electric versions of the Peugeot 208, Peugeot 2008, Vauxhall Corsa, and DS 3 Crossback.
To give you an idea of the platform’s specifications, the similarly-sized Peugeot e-2008 has a single electric motor that sends 136 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels, while a 50kWh battery provides up to 192 miles of range on Europe’s WLTP test cycle. However, Alfa Romeo’s electric SUV is expected to offer better performance and range as EV technology continues to evolve. “When we launched the Giulia and Stelvio, we were recognized as a sporty brand, because of the amazing handling,” an Alfa Romeo spokesperson said.