MiTo Gets It On With Alfa


ALFA Romeo has announced it can reveal a Ti version of its Brera coupe at this week’s Paris motor show, at which the Italian brand’s all-new MiTo entry-level hatch will also make its motor show debut.

While the MiTo was launched in Europe in July and definately will go on sale here in mid-2009, Australian Alfa Romeo importer Ateco Automotive says it has no intends to bolster its 159 Ti and 159 Sportwagon Ti range using the Brera Ti.

Alfa Romeo2009 MiTo center imageLeft: Alfa Romeo Brerea Ti.

Alfa will show five variants in the MiTo at Paris: three powered with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and wearing an activity Pack, as well as 2 equipped with a Comfort Pack and 1.6-litre JTDM turbo-diesel engine.

Both the Comfort and Sport equipment grades will be combined in the Selective version from the MiTo, which will comprise the foglights, spoiler, white-illuminated instruments and 17 or 18-inch wheels in the Sport Pack, as well as the dual-zone climate-control, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, front armrest and rain-sensing wipers which include in the Comfort Pack.

A 2008 model year 159 will also be revealed, featuring several of the upgrades that already display on the 159 Ti. Other running changes, including changes to the rear seats to improve legroom, new instruments and overall weight savings, will arrive here as part of a 2009 upgrade for the 159.

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