With more than 18 million units built, the Polo is one of the most successful compact models in the world. It is available in the equipment lines "Polo", "Life", "Style", "R-Line" and as a special model "Fresh". Fully digital and with the latest assistance and comfort systems, the Polo is not only offered with economical TSI engines, but also with a natural gas engine.
The "Boxster" sports car study - Groundbreaking design and clever detail solutions
The name is an artificial word derived from the first syllable of the word boxer and the second syllable of the word roadster. This not only provides a succinct reference to the vehicle genre, but also to the boxer engine - the technically outstanding feature that has distinguished the 356 since 1948 and the Porsche 911 since 1963. Grant Larson, now Director of Special Projects, was responsible for the design of the study. The designer recalls: "In October 1991 - I was responsible for pre-development in design at the time - I visited the Tokyo Motor Show. There, Audi presented the Avus Quattro study. At the end of 1991, series development of the Boxster and 996 was already underway in other areas, and we decided to build a show car. I had complete freedom in the design. All the designs were created as 2D drawings. So not yet on the screen as today.
The Tonale’s power makes its debut on the road in Tempio Voltiano, the celebrated location of Alessandro Volta’s inventions in the beautiful setting of Lake Como. A symbolic location to highlight the brand’s “metamorphosis”, it was here more than 200 years ago that the Italian scientist created his most famous invention: the battery, the first generator of dynamic electricity. A scientific landmark in modern history, this instrument allows our technological civilization to function. A precursor to the concept of sustainability, Alessandro Volta obsessively studied nature in order to replicate it for the benefit of humanity. This innovative approach, which is fully embraced by Alfa Romeo, demonstrates how, with its “mechanical creations”, sustainable technological development must imitate nature and take inspiration from it in order to adapt and live in harmony with it. Therefore, the Italian brand’s latest chapter couldn’t help but begin in Tempio Voltiano. With Tonale, Alfa Romeo has radically evolved and launched itself into a new, technological, sustainable and electrified era. The Tonale’s road capabilities are clear. The technology and connectivity on board make it the most technological Alfa Romeo to date. It combines quality and attention-to-detail with dynamic features to reinvent sportiness in the 21st century.