Alfa Romeo Mitos equipped with Fiat’s innovative new Multiair engine will cost from £15,165 when they reach UK showrooms in the spring.
The base 135bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged unit will be the entry-level Multiair model, with the range-topper being the 170bhp version of the same engine. It will carry the Cloverleaf badge and cost £17,895.
The 118bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged non-Multiair Mito costs from £12,745.
The 135bhp version will be available in either Lusso or the more luxurious Veloce trim. Extra equipment on the Cloverleaf model includes unique 17-inch alloys, a darkened headlining, a revised steering wheel design, new wing mirrors and special Cloverleaf badging.
Other models set to benefit from Fiat’s Multiair technology include the Fiat Punto Evo and an as-yet-unspecified Chrysler model.
Multiair not only eliminates the throttle butterfly but has a completely new take on how a camshaft actuates the intake valves, as well as the tech to subtly vary the timing of the valve openings.