Alfa Romeo have today released the MiTo to Australian buyers with a keen emphasis on sharp driving dynamics, high equipment levels and of course, safety.
The MiTo is available in two variants locally, the standard MiTo and the MiTo Sport. Both versions come equipped with standard trip computer, cruise control, air-conditioning, remote locking with boot release, steering wheel audio controls, front armrest with locker, leather steering wheel, VDC with hill hold, front electric windows, DNA and a premium six speaker audio system headlining the standard equipment package.
MiTo Sport gains Blue&Me Bluetooth telematics with a USB connection, climate control air conditioning, sports bumpers, spoiler and pedals, rear parking sensors, Brembo Brakes, auto wipers, lights and interior mirror as well as front fog lights.
“The moment is right to introduce a new sporty compact to the sector,” says Edward Butler, General Manager for Alfa Romeo in Australia. “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.”
Safety is also paramount with both models featuring seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s kneebag), self-aligning head restraints and hazard light activation during heavy braking.
The standard MiTo comes with an 88kW 1.4-litre turbo charged four cylinder engine that manages 0-100km/h times of just 8.8 seconds (top speed 198km/h) while at the same time delivering fuel economy returns of 6.1 litres per 100km.
While the top spec MiTo Sport offers a 114kW 1.4-litre turbo charged four cylinder engine capable of an 8.0 second run to 100km/h and on to a top speed of 215km/h. Fuel economy returns are 6.5 litres per 100km (combined).
Sharing the same platform as the Fiat 500, the all-new Alfa Romeo MiTo is priced from $31,490* for the standard model, and from $37,490* for the MiTo Sport.
*Prices are a guide as recommended to us by the manufacturer.