Alfa Romeo is giving the MY2014 MiTo a technological facelift while allowing it to retain its sporty image while catering to customers wanting details, Italian style and technical excellence for a total safety driving style. The new styling traits featured on the MY2014 MiTo include a new redesigned grille with a chrome-plated frame. Other new styling traits include an Anthracite Grey body color and the burnished finish of the front light clusters characterizing all trim levels.
Moving inside, customers could choose from four new upholstery combinations. Two of these are new Evoluzione fabrics -- Black/Titanium or Black/Red -- for the Distinctive trim. On the other hand, the QV Sportiva pack with a new sporty seat and white inserts is available for Distinctive.
The new Heritage Black fabric with Alfa Romeo badge is available for the Quadrifoglio Verde. Buyers can find upgrades in the dashboard -- Street with black version for Impression, Progression and QV Sportiva trims; and Evoluzione for Distinctive. The MY2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo could be powered by a new fuel efficient 0.9 Turbo TwinAir 105 hp mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. With the DNA selector in Dynamic position, the engine chugs out 105 hp (72 kW) at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 145 Nm at 2000 rpm.
In natural mode, the engine chugs out 105 hp at 5750 rpm and 120 Nm at 1750 rpm. As a testament to its budget- and eco-friendly feature, the 105 HP TwinAir consumed just 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 km and emits just 99 grams of carbon dioxide per km (type-approval combined cycle) – figures that already comply with the European standards of 2020.
Despite that frugality and eco-friendliness, the 105 HP TwinAir Turbo allows the MiTo to accelerate from zero to 100km in 11.4 seconds and to achieve a top speed of 184 km/h. The new TwinAir family engine is a product of the concept of downsizing (displacement and weight reduction) combined with modern technologies (supercharging with high-efficiency turbocharger).
Other technologies found in the new engine are the integration of the exhaust manifold in the cylinder head and the MultiAir intake valve control system. Thanks to its intake cam profile, the new MultiAir further optimizes thermodynamic efficiency by modulating the amount of exhaust gas re-circulated in the combustion chamber.
Other available engines for the MY2014 MiTo include two turbo-diesel engines (85hp 1.3 JTDM and 120hp 1.6 JTDM); five petrol engines (70hp 1.4, 78hp 1.4, 135hp 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol) and the 170hp 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol; and the 120hp 1.4 LPG Turbo.