Tomorrow holds several New York Auto Show unveilings, including two which have been officially confirmed. The most recent confirmation was for the Alfa Romeo Tonale, which uses the Renegade/Compass platform with a special suspension and two powertrains, one of which has up to 272 horsepower or 30 miles of pure-electric range.
Update: here is our show coverage:
- A tougher Camp Jeep and the surprise vehicle to survive it
- Wagoneer / Hurricane 510 Twin Turbo Six launch
- Jeep chief Jim Morrison’s additional comments
- Airflow, Chrysler’s new symbol, and the brand’s future
- Overlooked: Alfa Romeo Tonale launched
We also have an update on the Grand Wagoneer’s fuel economy with the Hurricane.
Yesterday, Chrysler confirmed a new version of the Airflow with a darker color scheme. It may reveal an extremely abstract version of the Chrysler wings, or possibly just new Airflow-only imagery. Several brands have chosen wings as their symbol, diluting the Chrysler image.
The twin turbo straight-six Hurricane engine is likely to be shown; it’s nearly ready for ordering, since technicians are already being trained in service procedures. We earlier predicted that the Hurricane would come wrapped up in a new Jeep variant.
Two new electric vehicles will be shown off in New York, as well; the Vietnamese firm Vinfast has two electric cars coming up, and has promised rides in them for show-goers; and the new American startup INDI is to show off their own electric car, the INDI One, which seems to have a new battery technology.