Yes, the Alfa Romeo MiTo still exists, and now it hasn’t changed generations yet after these eight years of market existence – the Italians do move slowly, just look at how long they needed to introduce the Giulia to dealerships.
Because it has been such a long running generation, the MiTo has been upgraded through facelifts not once, but twice – in 2013 and this year, the latter presented during the Geneva Motor Show in March. Now the 2016 MiTo is available across European dealerships, with prices kicking off at €15,700 in Germany and £12,960 in the United Kingdom. The major overhaul includes an upgraded design, with new headlight graphics complete with darkened bezels, sporty front grille, modified rear bumper and a new exterior color palette. Inside the cockpit there are new seat upholsteries, a different finish for the center console, dashboard, and door cards, as well as Uconnect Live services for the infotainment system. The 5 inch Fiat Chrysler Uconnect multimedia system has DAB digital radio and satellite navigation.
Market dependant, there are up to four different versions – the MiTo, the Super, the Speciale, and the Veloce. The latter is actually the former MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde, to avoid confusion with the Giulia Quadrifglio. The engines go on unchanged, with a base 78 horsepower 1.4-liter and an 875 cc TwinAir with 105 horsepower. They also have the 1.4 MultiAir 140 that can be specked with the Alfa TCT automatic transmission. The flagship version is the 1.4 MultiAir with 170 hp. The diesel side has the familiar 1.3-liter JTDM-2 with 95 hp and CO2 emissions of 89 grams/km.