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Alfa Romeo launches new MiTo supermini

Monday 12 September 2016, By Autovolo

Alfa Romeo launches new MiTo supermini

Alfa Romeo launches new MiTo supermini

Alfa Romeo has released a new version of its MiTo supermini, which is now on sale in Britain, with prices starting at £12,960.

The updated car was first shown to the public at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, featuring a refreshed exterior, new trim levels and a revised 1.3-litre diesel engine.

New sports grilles now adorn the front of the MiTo, while the headlight bezels now have a dark-finish. There is also a restyled rear bumper, and a new white paint option.

The cabin can be specified with a range of new seat upholsteries, and there’s a redesigned dashboard and updated version of Alfa Romeo’s Uconnect system, too.

The entry-level Progression trim of old has been done away with, and is now replaced by a trim known simply as “MiTo”. While this is the cheapest version, it still gets standard 16-inch alloys, as well as air conditioning and a five-inch touchscreen.

Moving up the range, the Super (£16,360) trim level throws in cruise control, 17-inch wheels as well as a range of additional styling touches such as chrome-effect door handles and aluminium pedals, footrest and kick plates.

Cars in Super trim are available with a wide range of optional extras, including the Lusso Pack. For £1,750, this adds leather upholstery, 18-inch alloys, two-zone climate control and heated front seats.

Speciale trim – which costs from £17,110 – offers buyers 17-inch darkened alloys, brake callipers in red, Alcantara upholstery and red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake.

Priced from £20,500 is the new top-of-the-line Veloce model. This features a 168bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which sends power to the front wheels through a dry-clutch automatic transmission. This enables the MiTo Veloce to sprint from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds, before topping out at 136mph.

Aside from the Veloce, the new MiTo’s engine range is largely untouched. There is a host of 0.9-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engines along with a revised 1.3-litre diesel. This now produces 94bhp, with emissions of just 89g of CO2 per kilometre, making it more powerful and cleaner than the engine it replaces.