Measuring in at 4.06 metres long, 1.44 metres high and 1.72 metres wide, the Alfa MiTo will directly compete with BMW's Mini. The Mito sits on a generous 2510mm wheelbase and is around 30mm longer than a Grande Punto at 4.06m, but 50mm lower to give it a sporty character. It will be offered with a range of 4 engines, all Turbo (petrol and diesel), delivering between 90 hp up to 155 hp with more higher powered versions following latter on.
Its styling has been influenced by that of the Alfa 8C Competizione, with similar headlights, taillights and frameless side windows. Alfa is fitting a new driver preferences system in the Mito, with selected modes for engine response, brakes, steering, suspension and transmission. The 'DNA' set-up will allow drivers to select 'Dynamic', 'Normal' and extra-traction 'All-Weather' modes, and it's the first such system in a car of this size.
Once in production, Alfa is likely to launch a top performance version of the Mito, likely to be badged GTA, which promises to be one of the most powerful engines in the supermini class.