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Alfa Romeo has released details of the revised MiTo, which gets new engines for 2011 as well as a more streamlined and focused range of versions – nine as opposed to 17 previously.

The sports compact now comes in Sprint form (which replaces both Turismo and Lusso trim levels) as well as Distinctive and Quadrifoglio Verde versions (which replace Veloce and Cloverleaf). At the entry-level point, the car comes in Progression guise.


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Specifications are up, and prices are down, always a good thing. In terms of enhanced specification, Distinctive (formerly Veloce) and Quadrifoglio Verde (Cloverleaf) feature additional equipment, including cruise control, sports pedals and rear parking sensors.

Three new engines find their way on to the car – a 1.4 8v 78 hp unit (available in Progression and Sprint, replacing the 1.4 16v 95 hp unit) with Start&Stop as standard, a 1.4 MultiAir 105 hp available with Sprint or Distinctive trims and a 1.3 JTDM-2 85 hp mill that’s available for the Sprint only.


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The trio join the 135 hp and 170 hp versions of the 1.4 TB MultiAir as well as the 120 hp 1.6 JTDM-2 in the lineup, bringing the number of engine options available for the car to six.

There’s also a new colour for the car, and this is the Metal Bronze shade that was previewed in Geneva earlier this year – on Progression and Sprint versions, the MiTo can also be chosen with new Sprint Bronze upholstery.