New Alfa Romeo MiTo offers 99gCO2/km

The 2014 Alfa MiTo has gone on sale in UK offering customers higher specification, subtle styling enhancements and the addition of the new 105hp TwinAir engine to the range.

The MiTo engine range now comprises of 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 CO2emissions 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.

Externally the 2014 MiTo benefits from 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.

The interior is thoroughly 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.

The model line-up has been streamlined with four trim levels now available: Sprint, Distinctive, Sportiva and Quadrifoglio Verde. 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.

Prices for the 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo start at £14,350 for the 105hp TwinAir Sprint.

John Ironmonger

Author:John Ironmonger
Date Updated:21st Oct 2013

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