Alfa Romeo MiTo (2008–2018)

Model History

March 2008

Formally announced for early 2009 launch

Fiat Grande Punto based small Alfa 3-door hatchback to restore the spirit of the Giulietta and Alfasud. 4,060mm long x 1,440mm high x 1,720mm wide. Successful styling mix of beauty of 8C Competizione with cuteness.

Distinctive frontal treatment, headlights and the LED tail lights. Highly ‘personal’ dashboard and seats ensure that the interior represents the ultimate expression of Italian style: welcoming yet sporty, with top-quality materials and close attention to detail.

Driver-operated Alfa DNA system acts directly on the engine, brakes, steering, suspension and gearbox, allowing three different vehicle behaviour modes based on the driving style best suited to the situation or the customer’s wishes: sporting (Dynamic), town driving (Normal), maximum safety even in difficult grip conditions (All-Weather).

Range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines spanning 90-155bhp, including the new, low CO2 1.6 Multijet diesel, with the range due to be extended by higher powered versions. 'Contractive suspensions' standard on all specifications and engines that minimise roll and offer maximum active, passive and preventive safety. Alfa Romeo’s specially developed VDC stability system is fitted as standard, and the vehicle structure is already designed to obtain a top Euro NCAP crash safety rating in the future.

January 2010

MultiAir engine added

Alfa Romeo UK announced pricing of its revolutionary MultiAir engined MiTo range, in the UK from spring 2010. From launch, two engine versions available – the 135 bhp 1.4 Turbo, and the top-of-the-range 170 bhp 1.4 Turbo which will carry the iconic Alfa Cloverleaf badge. Active Suspension as standard on the 170bhp Cloverleaf model.

Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir TB 135 bhp Lusso £15,165 OTR

Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir TB 135 bhp Veloce £16,135 OTR

Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 MultiAir TB 170 bhp Cloverleaf £17,895 OTR

MultiAir 135 brings impressive gains in economy and emissions: 135PS yet more than 50mpg and less than 130g/km CO2. But Cloverleaf MultiAir 170 with active suspension really comes alive with excellent combination of performance, economy, emissions, roadholding, handling and ride quality. Grips more ternaciously than any other front wheel drive car.

August 2010

MiTo Turismo Sport introduced

Low power, low insurance Alfa MiTo Turismo Sport combines head-turning design, dynamic performance and engineering technology with an additional £1,610 worth of optional equipment – all from £12,895 OTR or from just £199 a month with a £1,000 deposit.

The MiTo Turismo Sport is available in a choice of Solid Black (as standard), Biancospino White or the new Alfa Metallic Red. The 1.4 16V 95bhp petrol version is available from £12,895 OTR or the 1.3 JTDM-2 95bhp MultiJet turbodiesel is available from £14,410 (£219 a month with a £1000 deposit).

While the 95bhp 16V petrol engine provides a fun and engaging drive, the advanced second generation MultiJet turbodiesel engine -JTDM-2 -perfectly complements the Alfa MiTo philosophy of low emissions (112g/km of CO2) and fuel consumption (65.7mpg on the combined cycle) without compromising performance and driver satisfaction (0-62mph in 11.6 seconds).

On top of the already impressive standard equipment found in the MiTo Turismo; such as air conditioning and state-of-the-art Alfa D.N.A technology, the Alfa MiTo Turismo Sport special edition includes 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, cruise control, Blue & Me technology, fog lights and a leather steering wheel incorporating audio and phone controls.

January 2011

Automatic TCT gearbox now available

The Alfa MiTo is the first model in the Alfa Romeo range to feature the all new ALFA TCT automatic transmission with dry twin clutch - now available in the UK. Available with the 1.4 TB MultiAir 135 bhp petrol engine and combined with a Start&Stop system, this Alfa Romeo MiTo offers outstanding performance (38.7 mpg over an urban cycle, 128 g/km of CO2 and 8.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph), a result that is superior to the same engine with a manual gearbox (the values of which are 38.2 mpg, 129 g/km and 0- 62 mph acceleration time of 8.4 seconds).

The Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir with ALFA TCT is available in Lusso and Veloce trim levels, with prices starting from £16,745 OTR.

February 2011

MiTo Sprint announced

Available in ‘Union Jack’ inspired colours – red, white or blue - it gets £1,500 worth of extras, include cruise control, leather steering wheel and gear stick, remote audio controls on steering wheel, Blue&M Bluetooth hands-free system with voice recognition, and media player with a USB port, the MiTo Sprint is available on finance from £199 per month with a deposit of just £1000.

Alfa MiTo Sprint also features a rear spoiler, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and unique Sprint badging, giving the exterior a notably sportier appearance, to add to the already highly specified model which includes Alfa’s exclusive D.N.A and is available in special colours; Biancospino White, Alfa Red, or metallic Tornado Blue.

Designed to appeal to a young, sporty audience, the Alfa MiTo Sprint is powered by a choice of two petrol engines: 1.4 16V 95 bhp costing £13,295 OTR or 1.4 TB MultiAir 135 bhp with ALFA TCT automatic transmission costing £16,395 OTR, and the turbodiesel 1.3 JTD M-2 95 bhp version costing £14,845 OTR.

April 2011

MiTo gets facelifted

Significantly revised MiTo range announced, on sale through Alfa Romeo’s 52-strong UK dealer network. The MiTo sports compact range has been streamlined from 17 versions to just 9, with both Turismo and Lusso trim being replaced with 'Sprint'. Entry level versions are now known as 'Progression', while 'Distinctive' and 'Quadrifoglio Verde' versions replace Veloce and Cloverleaf.

Prices have been reduced across the range, and now start at £12,250 OTR for the entry level 1.4 8v Progression, rising to £17,955 OTR for the 1.4 TB MultiAir 170bhp Quadrifoglio Verde. Distinctive (formerly Veloce) and Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) are both enriched with additional equipment, including Cruise Control, Sports pedals and rear parking sensors.

Three new engines become available: 1.4 8v 78bhp (available in Progression and Sprint, replacing the 1.4 16v 95bhp unit) for lower emissions, superior MPG and Start&Stop as standard; 1.4 MultiAir 105bhp (available with Sprint or Distinctive trims) for superior power, torque and MPG (compared to the 1.4 16v 95bhp engine); and a new congestion charge/tax busting 1.3 JTD M -2 (Sprint only, replacing the 1.3 16v 95bhp unit) which produces a spritely 85bhp.

August 2012

New Sportiva trim launched

Alfa Romeo UK added a sporty new trim level to both the Alfa MiTo range. The Sportiva trim is inspired by Alfa’s range topping versions and combined with award-winning petrol and diesel engines, delivering customers a car with luxurious sporty looks allied to fuel efficiency and low emissions.

The compact super mini Alfa MiTo Sportiva boasts all the technology-packed features of the Distinctive trim, with a host of exciting additions, with customers benefitting from £1,500 worth of option upgrades for just £750 more OTR.

The head-turning Alfa MiTo Sportiva features exclusive 18-inch Quadrifoglio Verde sports alloy wheels, sports kick plates, and Sportiva badges. Inside the cabin, the theme is black and green with darkened interior headlining, and matte black steering wheel inserts accompanying a black leather steering wheel and handbrake, plus black Alcantara sport seat upholstery – all finished with green stitching. The Alfa MiTo Sportiva is available with three engine options: 875cc TB TwinAir 85 bhp (£16,100 OTR), 1.4 TB MultiAir 135bhp (£17,000 OTR) and the 1.6 JTD M-2 120bhp (£17,750 OTR).

October 2013

Alfa Romeo MiTo improved for 2014

The 2014 Alfa MiTo on sale in UK offering higher specification, revised interiors, subtle styling enhancements and more advanced technologies, including the Uconnect five-inch, colour touch-screen infotainment system as standard equipment and the addition of the new 105hp TwinAir engine to the range.

Externally the 2014 MiTo has a new, chromed front grille; titanium grey headlamp and tail lamps surrounds; tinted rear windows and a sports rear bumper, as well as a revised colour palette that now includes a new “Matte Magnesio Grey” finish.

The interior is revised with new dashboards, upgraded plastics and a new Uconnect™ five-inch, touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition, Bluetooth, steering wheel remote controls, USB/Aux ports and optional satellite navigation.

An array of traction, braking and stability control systems is standard on all Alfa MiTo models and these systems, along with steering effort and throttle response, can be adjusted via Alfa Romeo’s trademark ALFA D.N.A. three-mode selectable driving mode system. Where fitted, ALFA SDC adaptive suspension and ALFA TCT transmission settings are also adjustable via the ALFA D.N.A. system.

The model line-up has been streamlined with four trim levels: Sprint, Distinctive, Sportiva and Quadrifoglio Verde (QV). In addition to the features listed above, all models are equipped with Start& Stop; air conditioning; a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob; electric windows and mirrors; seven airbags; front fog lamps, a rear spoiler and alloy wheels.

'Distinctive' trim ighlights include 17-inch alloy wheels; cruise control; rear parking sensors and a front centre arm rest, while 'Sportiva' includes 18-inch QV sports alloy wheels; a QV steering wheel and hand-brake lever (trimmed in black leather with green stitching); satin-effect exterior highlights and special badges. The high-performance QV adds red, four-piston Brembo brake callipers, SDC active suspension system, bespoke sports seats with uprated upholstery and special QV wing badges.

The MiTo engine range now comprises five turbo-charged engines, all with Start&Stop as standard – three petrol and two diesel units. The 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine benefits from a 20hp boost in performance – now 105hp – which translates to a 0-62mph time that’s 1.1 seconds faster than the previous 85hp version. Despite the additional performance, the MiTo TwinAir remains impressively efficient, with a combined fuel economy figure of 67.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.

The 1.4 TB MultiAir 135hp (available with a manual or the Alfa TCT twin dry clutch transmission) and the 1.4 TB MultiAir 170hp QV engine complete the petrol line-up, while the diesel range consists of the 1.3 JTDM-2 85hp and the 1.6 JTDM-2 120hp powerplants.

Model Year 2014 Alfa MiTo

OTR Price

Alfa MiTo TB TwinAir 105hp Sprint

£14,350

Alfa MiTo 1.3 JTDM-2 85hp Sprint

£14,895

Alfa MiTo TB TwinAir 105hp Distinctive

£15,550

Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir 135hp Distinctive

£16,450

Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir 135hp Alfa TCT Distinctive

£17,700

Alfa MiTo 1.3 JTDM-2 85hp Distinctive

£16,135

Alfa MiTo 1.6 JTDM-2 120hp Distinctive

£17,300

Alfa MiTo TB TwinAir 105hp Sportiva

£16,300

Alfa MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir 135hp Sportiva

£17,200

Alfa MiTo 1.6 JTDM-2 120hp Sportiva

£18,050

Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde 170hp

£18,995

June 2014

New MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde launched

Goes on sale in July with prices starting from £20,210 OTR. Powered by 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo Petrol 170PS engine in combination with the ALFA TCT transmission (with steering-wheel paddle shifters) for the first time.

September 2016

MiTo revised again with new look

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 95PS output and reduced 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.

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.

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.

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.

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