Alfa Romeo Mito

Alfa Romeo Mito information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Mito supermini. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Mito car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive content.

Background

This is the Alfa supermini we'd all been waiting for – with glorious shrunken 8C styling, Fiat Group sibling Punto hardware and some delicious detailing to make you think twice before you sign for that Mini. For more information on the Alfa Mito, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

The Mito sadly can't quite cash the cheques promised by its exterior styling. Although we remain fans of the baby Alfa looks, the drive is far more prosaic. The Mito comes with 1.3 and 1.6 diesel engines, or for petrol lovers Fiat's innovative TwinAir two-cylinder petrol engine and the group 1.4. The TwinAir struggles to keep this supermini afloat, so we'd recommend going for the larger petrol or one of the diesels. The interior is something of a disappointment although equipment levels are generous, but the Mito is most let down by its dynamic failings. It is in a different league from the Mini it's aimed at, betraying its humble Punto roots. That doesn't make it a bad car, but you'll pick the Mito for its style and alternative vibe more than for its handling prowess. Hence we're not big fans of the Quadrifoglio Verde hot hatch version. For our more detailed Alfa Romeo Mito reviews, click on the individual model road tests in the links below.

The one we'd buy

1.4 TB MultiAir 140bhp TCT

The one we'd avoid like the plague

1.4 TB MultiAir 170 bhp Quadrifoglio Verde

Rivals to consider

Audi A1, Citroen C1, Mini, Vauxhall Adam, VW Polo

For

Drop-dead gorgeous baby Alfa looks, rarity value

Against

The drive betrays its humble Fiat Punto roots

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