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MiTO prepares for 2012

 The Alfa Romeo MiTo range has been enhanced for 2012, the new Series 1 range coming with a number of feature upgrades ensuring even greater value for money. MultiAir technology (in conjuction with turbocharging and the emission-reducing Start&Stop system) is standard across the revised Alfa Romeo MiTo Series 1 range.

The innovative MultiAir technology delivers high performance motoring while, at the same time, significantly reducing emissions and fuel consumption. The MiTo line-up also enjoys exceptional safety credentials thanks to a five star EuroNCAP rating and seven airbags as standard fitment.

The 100 kW version of the unit powers the MiTo 1.4, which is now kitted out to more upmarket Distinctive specification, while the racier 125 kW 1.4 unit powers the Quadrifoglio Verde and the new flagship in the range, the Quadrifoglio Verde Sport.

“The MiTo has always been praised for its high levels of specification and exceptional safety credentials,” says Oscar Rivoli, Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa.

“For 2012 we are able to continue to strengthen that value-for-money proposition by realigning the MiTo line-up with increased specification levels and a new flagship model in the form of the Quadrifoglio Verde Sport.” Despite being the entry into the range the MiTo Distinctive MultiAir is kitted out with a host of creature comforts and styling features. D.N.A. system (without Alfa Active Suspension), Alloy wheels, follow-me-home headlights, electrically adjustable door mirrors, air-conditioning, LED rear lights, electric power steering and 6 – speaker radio / CD / MP3 player audio system with steering wheel radio controls are just a few of the specifications that are offered as standard in the Distinctive model.

The MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde ups the stakes in the power department with its racy 125 kW powerplant. It also benefits from a number of features over and above the Distinctive model, including 17 alloy wheels, satin chrome beading, a rear sports bumper with extractor and micro-brushed aluminium logos with the iconic four-leaved clover in relief. Inside the cabin the Quadrifoglio Verde is distinguished by its chrome kick plates, black sport fabric and Alcantara seats with signature green stitching and a leather steering wheel.

A new front grille surround under the badge broadens the lower part of the front, emphasising the impression of a car with a vice-like grip on the ground.

The new Quadrifoglio Verde Sport heads up the range with Alfa Active Suspension. The system, developed as a joint venture between Alfa Romeo and MagnetiMarelli, is able to call on the extraordinary experience both companies have accrued in motorsport throughout the world.

The system – through the control of the shock absorbers – reduces vehicle oscillation in all driving conditions, ensuring better safety, comfort and drivability. Besides being an important technological partner for the sportier driver, the new Alfa Active Suspension system also ensures excellent levels of comfort during everyday driving conditions.

The “Sky Hook” function, the device isolates the passenger compartment, making it completely protected from outside stresses and strains. The interface between the car and driver is facilitated by the Alfa D.N.A. system which regulates the car’s geometry according to the selected drive mode.

The Alfa D.N.A. has three operating modes which the driver can select: Dynamic (sports driving mode), Normal (driving mode for normal conditions) and All Weather (mode for driving in slippery conditions, such as rain).

But the new Active Suspension is not the only unique feature on the Quadrifoglio Verde Sport.

There are also stylish new 18″ alloy wheels, red brake calipers, dual zone climate control, and an eight-speaker radio / CD / MP3 player audio system.

Thanks to a portable colour touch-screen and a simple and intuitive graphic interface, you can control the navigation and your mobile phone’s functions.

MY 2012 Mito Range:

MiTo Distinctive MultiAir 100Kw R235 000,

MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde 125Kw R262 000,

MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde Sport 125Kw R282 000

 

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