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Alfa Romeo MiTo Makes Public Debut

The first compact Alfa Romeo for more than 35 years

Jun 1, 2008
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After revealing the first images of the exciting new Alfa Romeo MiTo several months ago on these pages, we can now reveal the car made its public debut at the Italian round of the World Superbike Championship, where the MiTo was used as a safety car during the event.

The first compact Alfa Romeo for more than 35 years, the sporty and agile MiTo signals the new energy and direction for the Italian sporting marque. And with the price of fuel continuing to rise, a small car such as this makes more sense for US buyers who are looking to trade their cars for something small and sexy.Blessed with styling cues from the sublime Alfa 8C Competizione (see eurotuner.com News pages), the Alfa MiTo is expected to win over style-conscious young drivers.

Neat styling touches include the 8C-esque front end, frameless side windows, distinctive headlamps, LED tail lights, flared fenders, high waistline and broad C-pillars; all of which give the MiTo a purposeful stance.

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Safety is a priority inside, where you'll find seven airbags. Build quality is matched by superb materials and top quality fabrics, wth finishing touches such as the use of titanium chrome paint to create a sporty and stylish driving environment.

On the road, the sharp handling Alfa MiTo will reward customers with an impressive blend of performance and fuel economy from all five engines offered at launch - three gasoline and two diesel - coupled to six-speed transmissions (except for the 1.4 TB 120hp).

Entertaining and sure-footed driving dynamics are assured with Alfa Romeo's innovative DNA (Dynamic - Normal - All weather) system. It acts on the engine, brakes, steering, suspension and gearbox to create the best set-up for different driving environments.

For increased roadholding, the MiTo range features a host of driver aids, including ABS with EBD, VDC (vehicle dynamic control), ASR, CBC (cornering brake control), DST (dynamic steering torque) and HBA with Hill Holder.

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