An Introduction to the Alfa Romeo MiTo

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The Alfa Romeo MiTo is the first sports compact from the Italian company since the 1970s.

It is inspired by the Alfa 8C Competizione and is designed to appeal to a young audience who are looking for something hip and stylish.

The MiTo is a collaboration between Alfa’s Milano styling centre and the Torinofactory.

The model offers three different specifications - Turismo, Lusso and Veloce – which makes up the range.
There is a choice of five engines – three punchy petrol units and two diesels.

The Alfa MiTo takes its styling cues from the Alfa 8C Competizione supercar. At the front, the shield-shaped grille is sited at the end of a sculpted V-shaped bonnet, flanked by clear lens and teardrop headlamps.

The MiTo has a high waistline, flared wheel arches and minimal rear overhang.

The hatchback rear of the vehicle features LED (light-emitting diode) lights.

Inside the cabin there’s a carbon fibre-look dashboard. The sporty dials are hooded and the central console comes with a satin finish.

Alfa Romeo’s DNA system allows the MiTo to switch between driving conditions. A three-position switch, situated beside the gearlever, alters the throttle response and steering set-up for different driving environments – Dynamic, Normal and All Weather. It is a notable improvement upon previous Mito models and other used Alfa Romeo cars.

In Dynamic mode, the throttle response is quicker, the steering is sharper and the handling is more direct. For icy and loose surface environments the All Weather mode provides a softer response.

The driver is reminded which function has been selected with a digital letter designation on the dashboard alongside a read-out for time, outside temperature and turbo pressure. Turismo and Lusso models get red-on-black dials while the Veloce trim features white on black dials.

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