Alfa Romeo has announced prices of its Tonale Plug-In Hybrid - the most efficient Alfa Romeo ever, with of CO2 emissions of 29g/km and 49 miles of electric-only mode driving.
The Speciale costs £44,595, while the posher Veloce is priced at £48,495. A range-topping Ti version will join the range later in the year. This puts it squarely against rivals such as the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40.
Plug-in Hybrid Q4 offers the best performance in the Tonale range. The hybrid system combines a 177bhp, 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission powering the front wheels, with an electric motor capable of supplying 90kW of max peak power and 250 Nm of torque to the rear axle. This gives a total of 271bhp and four-wheel-drive traction.
The 15.5 kWh lithium-ion battery supplies an electric range of over 49 miles in the urban cycle and more than 372 miles of total range, with official CO2 emissions of 29 g/km. This gives the Tonale a competitive BIK rate of 8%.
The battery takes around 2.5 hours to fully charge from a 7.4 kW home charger, and the Alfa can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 84 mph in full-electric mode and 128 mph in hybrid mode.
Orders are now open for the Veloce and Speciale, with first deliveries taking place in the first quarter of this year.