In line with entertaining levels of performance and handling, the Alfa Romeo MiTo also boasts high levels of safety.
Designed and developed to achieve the highest possible scores in passive and active safety tests, the Alfa Romeo MiTo is one of the safest cars on the road, providing driver and passengers with a high level of protection.
In recognition of its safety credentials, the Alfa Romeo MiTo has already collected a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Driver and occupant safety is paramount, and the specification of seven airbags including front airbags, window bags, sidebags and driver's kneebag work with Alfa Romeo's Self Aligning Head Restraint - a system that moves the head restraints closer to the neck of the front seat occupants to lessen the effect of whiplash in the event of an impact - is evidence of Alfa Romeo's commitment to the highest possible safety standards.
During emergency braking, the Alfa Romeo MiTo automatically operates its hazard lights to alert other road users.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo is being launched into a segment dominated by the MINI. The Italian sporting car company is planning to challenge leading rivals with the Alfa Romeo MiTo's persuasive combination of stylish looks, high specification and value for money proposition, driving credentials, and genuine four person comfort and luggage space.Managing Director of Alfa Romeo UK, Christopher Nicoll, says: "The moment is right to introduce a new sporty compact to the sector. Cool, young drivers will relish the choice and excitement that this new model - a real driver's car - brings. Keen pricing, Alfa's evocative heritage and the MiTo's good looks mark it out as a genuine contender within this competitive sector."> Published 26 January 2009