Alfa Romeo will be introducing its new model year MiTo at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. The 2011 MiTo features several improvements over the current version such as new exterior colors, new fabrics for the interior, and new options and technologies "to enhance comfort and driving feel.” The model is expected to start selling across Europe in April.
At the Geneva show, Alfa Romeo will also be displaying a reworked MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde, which features a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine that delivers a maximum 170hp.
The Sabelt sports seats with carbon fiber backrest will also be shown off. There will be another customized MiTo that features a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo with 135hp and coupled to Alfa's TCT transmission and equipped with Start&Stop systems. The latter will be dressed in the new exterior color "Bronzo Metal", while featuring Tecnosilk two-tone (bronze and black) interior upholstery.
Alfa Romeo is expected to launch a facelift of the MiTo model next year. Its engine range will be revised to offer better fuel economy ratings and reduced emissions. Insiders disclosed that this model may be powered by a 0.9-liter engine that generates around 105hp and has fuel consumption figures of 4.5 l/100km (52.2 mpg).
Alfa Romeo currently has a network in the U.K. composed of 52 dealers. It is through this network that the improved MiTo range will soon be made available. For 2011, this Italian sports car maker has been experiencing a strong and, more importantly, a sustained sales surge.
The automaker has also released the details for this new range which is aimed at ensuring that acquiring an Alfa is easier. It is also more attractive considering that it follows higher standard specifications and lower entry prices.
There is even the new sub-100g/km CO2 version. Originally, the MiTo sports compact range had 17 versions but this has been streamlined to 9. Both Lusso and Turismo trim levels for example are now replaced with the Sprint.
The entry level models are now named the Progression, the Distinctive and the Quadrifoglio Verde, which replaced the Cloverleaf and Veloce. A new color will also be made available for the Alfa range with the Alfa MiTo now coming in Metal Bronze. This was first exhibited during the Geneva Motor Show. For the Sprint and Progression models, it is also possible to have the Sprint Bronze upholstery.