Alfa Romeo Tonale gets a facelift in an unofficial render
It’s only been a few days since Alfa Romeo launched the Tonale. But that hasn’t stopped automotive renderers from kicking off their Photoshop and coming up with different styles for the compact crossover. For example, X-Tomi Design made an unofficial (and convincing) version of the Tonale GTA the day after the world premiere of the Alfa baby crossover.
X-Tomi Design does it again with the Tonale. But this time it’s the back-end that’s been digitally altered. For this rendering, the Tonale transformed into a crossover coupé. The digital designer did more than pinch the D-pillar and call it a day. The treatment is similar to BMW styling for the X4 or Mercedes-Benz for the GLC Coupé.
The rear section is more raked than similarly sized coupé crossovers such as the BMW X2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Its rear windows roll down instead of up, and a neat little tail suggests an outline that looks more like a car than a crossover. Whether it’s a beautiful design or not is up to the viewer, but it’s an interesting take nonetheless.
These days, almost every luxury automaker has a coupe crossover in their lineup. What started as a niche has become strong sellers for some of these brands. This is despite the criticisms directed at these vehicles. It has also reached the point where manufacturers have one for almost every class.
With that in mind, does that mean Alfa Romeo will be considering a coupé version of the Tonale? As of now, the Italian automaker hasn’t mentioned any model extension plans for its latest product. That said, he did confirm that a high-performance Quadrifoglio version was in the works. Alfa Romeo says it will announce its decision before the end of the year.