Alfa Romeo's sporty new compact, the Alfa MiTo, brought a new dimension to the Alfa Romeo range when it went on sale in the UK on 24th January 2009. Inspired by the Alfa 8C Competizione, the Alfa MiTo is the first sporty compact from the famous Italian marque since the 1970s.
Designed to appeal to a young, image-conscious audience, Alfa Romeo's collaboration between the Milano styling centre, and the Torino factory, is well priced, well built and well specified.
From launch, three high specification models - Turismo, Lusso and Veloce - will comprise the range, with a choice of five engines - three punchy petrol units and two diesels.
Prices start at £10,745 for the entry-level 1.4 16V Alfa Romeo MiTo Turismo, and rise to £14,745 for the top of the range 1.4 TB 155bhp Veloce.
Introducing new levels of style and driving satisfaction to the sector, the Alfa Romeo MiTo delivers head-turning good looks. Styling cues taken from the Alfa 8C Competizione supercar make the Alfa MiTo appear like the perfect offspring.
At the front, the shield-shaped grille is imposingly sited at the end of a sculpted V-shaped bonnet, flanked by clear lens and teardrop headlamps.
In profile, the high waistline, flared wheel arches, disguised B-pillar and minimal rear overhang combine to communicate power, performance and agility.
The hatchback rear of the vehicle features a segment first: LED (light-emitting diode) lights. Brighter, faster responding and thus safer, these lights can be ordered with a choice of coloured surrounds.Published 26 January 2009