The 2014 Alfa MiTo has now gone on sale in the UK. It offers customers a higher specification, revised interiors, and advanced technologies, including the Uconnect™ five-inch, colour touch-screen infotainment system as standard and the addition of the new 105hp TwinAir engine to the range.
Externally the 2014 model 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 that now includes a new “Matte Magnesio Grey” finish.
The interior is 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.
A selection of traction, braking and stability control systems is standard on all MiTo models and these systems, along with steering effort and throttle response, can be adjusted via a three-mode selectable driving system. Where fitted, adaptive suspension and transmission settings are also adjustable via the system.
The model line-up has been streamlined with four trim levels now available: Sprint, Distinctive, Sportiva and Quadrifoglio Verde (QV). 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.
“Distinctive” trim include 17-inch alloy wheels; cruise control; rear parking sensors and a front centre arm rest, while “Sportiva” includes 18-inch QV sports alloy wheels; a QV steering wheel and hand-brake lever (trimmed in black leather with green stitching); satin-effect exterior highlights and special badges. The high-performance QV adds red, four-piston Brembo brake callipers, SDC active suspension system, bespoke sports seats with uprated upholstery and special QV wing badges.
The MiTo engine range now includes five turbo-charged engines, 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 1.1 seconds faster than the previous 85hp version. Despite the additional performance, the MiTo TwinAir remains efficient, with a combined fuel economy figure of 67.3 mpg and CO2 emissions 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 versions.
Prices for the 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo start at £14,350 for the 105hp TwinAir Sprint.