Alfa Romeo MiTo refreshed for 2011
Alfa Romeo is to launch a significantly revised line-up to the MiTo supermini range. The new versions will go on sale across the Italian car company’s UK dealership network this May.
Alfa Romeo’s latest update aims to make owning one of its cars easier and more appealing than ever, with lower entry prices combined with higher standard specifications, and a sub-100g/km CO2 version.
The MiTo sports compact range has been trimmed from 17 versions to nine, with both Turismo and Lusso trim levels being replaced with the Sprint; entry level versions are now known as Progression, Distinctive and Quadrifoglio Verde versions replace Veloce and Cloverleaf.
The latter two specifications deliver additional equipment, such as Cruise Control, Sports pedals and rear parking sensors.
Three brand new engines are available for the updated MiTo range. One of the units is a 1.4 litre 8v 78bhp petrol engine, available for the Progression and Sprint trim; it comes with Start & Stop technology as standard.
Another one of the new engines is a more powerful 1.4 litre MultiAir 105bhp petrol engine, also an option for the Sport trim as well as the Distinctive version, it also delivers superior torque and fuel economy compared to the 78bhp unit.
The third new engine is a 1.3 litre JTDM-2 diesel engine, only available for the Sport trim model. It produces 85bhp and emits just 95g/km of CO2. This low emission figure means this model will bring free travel in the congestion charge zone, along with free road tax and first registration fee.
Additionally, the MiTo will be available in a new paint colour called Metal Bronze, a look first previewed by Alfa Romeo at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Progression and Sprint specifications can also be fitted with Sprint Bronze upholstery.
On-the-road pricing for the updated Alfa Romeo MiTo range now start at a lower figure of £12,250 for the entry level 1.4 litre 8v Progression. Prices go up to £17,955 for the 1.4 litre TB MultiAir Quadrifoglio Verde.