Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Estrema Coming to Goodwood, Zhou Guanyu to Showcase Tonale

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Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale crossover will make its dynamic UK debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will tackle the famous Hillclimb event with F1 driver Zhou Guanyu behind the wheel. The Italian carmaker will also showcase the new Giulia and Stelvio Estrema models.
Of course, it’s the Tonale that represents Alfa Romeo’s biggest novelty, seen as how it launches the brand into a new and electrified era. The Tonale is also Alfa’s first ever compact SUV, a segment that ranks really high in terms of worldwide popularity – especially in Europe, though.

Alfa Romeo F1 Team driver Zhou Guanyu will be in control of the Tonale and he will also be available to meet Formula 1 fans attending the event, where he’ll sign autographs at the company’s stand at 13:50, before taking the crossover out for its final run of the day. Zhou has had a good start to his first F1 season, scoring a point on his debut, to go with his highest points finish to date in Canada last week.

In terms of equipment, the Tonale is said to be Alfa Romeo’s most advanced model ever, boasting Amazon connectivity and a new customizable infotainment system with 4G connectivity and over-the-air updates. The system comprises a 12.3-inch display with a 10.25-inch main touchscreen, combining for a total of 22.5-inches.

The Tonale is also the first car ever to come with its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT) digital certificate, designed to record the vehicle’s full history throughout its lifetime.

Meanwhile, the brand’s Estrema series models (Giulia and Stelvio) are primed for their UK debuts at the festival. These cars were designed for driving purists, featuring dynamic dampers and a limited-slip rear differential as standard.

The Estrema series builds on the Veloce spec, with power coming from a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit, although the Stelvio can also be had with a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine – both units are paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
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