Alfa-Romeo MiTo

Alfa-Romeo MiTo

  The Alfa-Romeo MiTo is a new model from the Italian automaker, the design of the compact city car was created at the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo and is heavily influenced by the Alfa Romeo 8C. The car's name is a nod at the automaker's heritage combining the names of both Milan and Turin. The MiTo is certainly a city car measuring 4.06 meters long, 1.44 meters high and 1.72 meters wide making it the perfect vehicle to cope with congested urban environments in a stylish fun to drive manner. The MiTo is powered by a variety of four cylinder gas and diesel burning engines, the top of the line unit being the 1.4 Turbo Multiair that makes 165 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque. Alfa Romo has also come out with factory tuned GTA and Quadrifoglio editions as well.

Alfa Romeo announced today the winner of the "MiTo logo competition", and the winner is... well check the main image! We will just have to wait and if the new logo will be actually used on the car. After all the "Furiosa" name (the winner of the Junior naming contest) was not used!

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is 4.06 meters long, 1.44 meters high and 1.72 meters wide.

Great performances are guaranteed by a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), that currently range from 90 hp up to 155 hp, with the range due to be extended by even higher power ratings.

Alfa released a new promotional video for the newly-launched MiTo. Called "are you ready to play?", the new video presents the MiTo inside a simulated computer game.

MiTo will be offered with a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), that currently range from 90 hp up to 155 hp, with the range due to be extended by even higher power ratings.


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Just a few hours after Alfa Romeo revealed the 2009 MiTo, they also presented the first official video of the compact sport car.

The Mi.To is the first car to be built since the 8C Competizione and will be Alfa Romeo’s most compact sports car with dimensions of just 4.06 metres long, 1.44 metres high and 1.72 metres wide. The car features three different vehicle behaviour modes based on the driving style best suited to the situation or the customer’s wishes: supersporting (Dynamic), town driving (Normal), maximum safety even in difficult grip conditions (All-Weather).

The Mi.To is the first car in its segment to offer such innovative technological content. The car comes with a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), that currently range from 90 hp up to 155 hp, with the range due to be extended by even higher power ratings. The Alfa Mi.To will presented in June this year and will then be gradually introduced from July in all the major markets.


After many rumors, Alfa Romeo today made official the 2009 Mi.To. First believed to be called Junior, and then Furiosa, the small hatchback get the name Mi.To. The Alfa Mi.To will be introduced to the international press during June and will then be gradually introduced from July in all the major markets.

Alfa Romeo MiTo

The name Mi.To has great evocative resonance for Alfa Romeo, since it was chosen as a sign of a deep-seated link between the past and future of the brand: between Milan, the city of design that brought the car’s style into being, and Turin, which will be responsible for its industrial production. A decision that highlights the brand’s strong desire to consolidate its Milanese roots.

Alfa Romeo MiTo

The greatest thought has also gone into defining the dimensions, which add up to a compact and dynamic shape: the Mi.To is 4.06 metres long, 1.44 metres high and 1.72 metres wide.

Great performances are guaranteed by a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), that currently range from 90 hp up to 155 hp, with the range due to be extended by even higher power ratings.

First it was supposed to be called Junior, then after an internet vote was held to find a name the future Alfa Romeo was supposed to be called Furiosa. Wrong again! According to some AutoExpress’ inside sources the new Mini Mini competitor will be called MiTo. It will make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in the autumn, and UK pricing will start at £10,500.

But where does the name came from? It is derived from two Italian cities: Milan, Alfa’s traditional home, and Turin (Torino), where owner Fiat is based. The MiTo uses Grande Punto underpinnings, but is inspired by the 8C Competizione, with slanted headlights and a shield-shaped grille.

But the MiTo will be far better than the Punto, thanks to a new 1.8-litre turbo motor delivering 180bhp. This will eventually be tuned to deliver as much as 230bhp. Other options include the Grande Punto’s 1.4 T-jet petrol and 1.9-litre diesel.

Source: AutoExpress

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