The new Alfa Romeo Mito has gone on sale in the UK priced from £12,960 OTR. Revised for 2016 with a new look to emulate the style and attitude of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia, with more technology, a revised range and the introduction of the updated 1.3-litre JTDM-2 turbo diesel with increased 95hp output and reduced CO2 emissions (just 89g/km), the new Alfa Romeo Mito is more enticing and competitive than ever before.
To give the Mito the new Alfa Romeo family feel the styling has been revised with new sports grilles, dark-finish headlamp bezels, revised rear bumper designs and new alloy wheels, as well as new Alfa White paint option. Inside, all models get new upgraded seat upholsteries, Uconnect Live services and a new finish on the centre console, dashboard and door trims. Naturally, the new Alfa Romeo logo features inside and out, while the Mito badge adopts the same script as that of the new Giulia.
The outgoing “Progression” model is replaced by a new entry-point trim level known simply as Alfa Romeo Mito and its generous standard equipment includes new 16-inch alloy wheels, satin chrome-effect exterior detailing (grille surrounds, headlamp and tail lamp surrounds), air conditioning, Alfa DNA driving mode selector, a rear spoiler and a Uconnect 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Engine choices include the 78hp 1.4-litre petrol (£12,960 OTR), 875cc Turbo Petrol TwinAir 105hp (£14,660 OTR) and the 1.3 JTDM-2 95hp (£15,620 OTR) and key options include the Visibility Pack (auto headlamps and wipers, electro-chromic rear-view mirror and folding door mirrors - £310); Comfort Pack (front centre armrest, floor mats, rear parking sensors and front seat lumbar adjustment - £310); Sport Pack (tinted windows, front fog lamps, sports instrument cluster and red brake callipers - £300); dual-zone climate control (£450); electric sunroof (£750); satellite navigation (£750) and an eight-speaker BOSE audio system (£675).
Replacing the “Distinctive” trim level is the new Alfa Romeo Mito Super which builds on the standard Mito’s specification by adding cruise control; 17-inch 'Turbine' alloy wheels; Alfa code immobiliser and alarm; front fog lamps; special upholstery with Eco-Leather side bolstering; aluminium sports pedals, footrest and kickplates; chrome effect window sills; satin-effect door handles; space-saver spare wheel and the Comfort Pack as standard. Options available on the Super, in addition to those available on the Mito, include the Lusso Pack (leather upholstery with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a third rear seat with head restraint and seat belt - £1,750) and an 18-inch alloy wheel upgrade (£400). The engines offered in Super specification include the 875cc Turbo Petrol TwinAir 105hp (£16,360 OTR) and the 1.3 JTDM-2 95hp (£16,960 OTR) and the 1.4 MultiAir 140hp petrol with ALFA TCT transmission and steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles (£18,160 OTR).
In place of the QV Line, the new Alfa Romeo Mito Speciale offers the looks and specification of the new Veloce flagship (which, in turn, replaces the Quadrifoglio Verde) but is available with the 875cc TwinAir 105hp turbo petrol (£17,110 OTR); the 1.3 JTDM-2 95hp diesel engine (£17,710 OTR) or the 1.4 MultiAir 140hp petrol with ALFA TCT transmission (£18,910 OTR) to make it more accessible and more affordable to own. In addition to the equipment on the Super, the Speciale adds 17-inch darkened five-hole alloy wheels; a flat-bottom steering wheel; red stitching on the steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake; steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles on the Alfa TCT version; darkened headlining; sports instruments; sports seats in fabric and Alcantara; dark-gloss finish on the door mirror surrounds and door handles; carbon fibre-effect finish on the headlamp surrounds; sports rear bumper; rear privacy glass and red brake callipers. Available options include leather upholstery (£1,000); Visibility Pack (auto headlamps and wipers, electro-chromic rear-view mirror and folding door mirrors - £310); dual-zone climate control (£450); electric sunroof (£750); satellite navigation (£750) and an eight-speaker BOSE audio system (£675).
The new range-topper, the Alfa Romeo Mito Veloce, is available from £20,500 OTR and is powered by the most powerful engine in the range, the 1.4 MultiAir 170hp petrol with ALFA TCT transmission (with steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles) making it capable of reaching 62mph in just 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 136mph. Standard equipment includes 18-inch, darkened five-hole alloy wheels; Alfa Active Suspension system; Brembo brakes with four-piston front brake callipers (finished in red); upgraded Uconnect 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, DAB and Bluetooth connectivity and twin chromes exhaust tail pipes. The range of options available on the Alfa Romeo Mito Veloce includes the Visibility Pack (£310); dual-zone climate control (£450); electric sunroof (£750); eight-speaker BOSE audio system (£675) and Sabelt Alcantara Sports seats with carbon fibre shells (£2,000).
The new Alfa Romeo Mito is available to order now from Alfa Romeo showrooms, priced from £12,960 OTR. For images and more details about the new Alfa Romeo Mito, and the rest of the Alfa Romeo range, visit www.alfaromeopress.co.uk or the public site www.alfaromeo.co.uk.