Maserati has created 100 special edition Alfa Romeo Mitos for its dealers to use as courtesy cars
28 January 2010

Maserati has created 100 special edition Alfa Romeo Mitos for its dealers to use as courtesy cars.

The models will be distributed to Maserati dealers across Europe and all will come in an exclusive Maserati Ocean Blue colour. All models will come with an individually numbered plaque on the centre console and aluminium kick plates which read ‘Alfa Romeo by Maserati’.

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Power comes from the 1.4-litre turbocharged Multiair engine, which produces 168bhp. The Mito for Maserati rides on special 18-inch alloys and other feature include the Mito’s DNA adjustable suspension system.

Inside, all models come with Frau leather seats, automatic dual zone air conditioning, a multi-function leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals, a sat-nav with Europe-wide coverage, Fiat’s Blue&Me hands-free system and bi-xenon headlights.

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28 January 2010

With this apparent recent trend of having small cars tarted up by premium marques (Aston Cygnet, Mini Rolls Royce and now this Maserati Mito), when can we expect to see the Jaguar Nano Europa? Or even a Bugatti Fox?

28 January 2010

18" wheels is ridiculous.

28 January 2010

Again, not really breaking news.

This has been doing the rounds all week

28 January 2010

[quote Autocar]All models will come with an individually numbered plaque on the centre console and aluminium kick plates which read ‘Alfa Romeo by Maserati’.[/quote]

No they don't. They read, "Alfa Romeo for Maserati."

28 January 2010

Best looking mito I've seen, shame you can't actually buy it.

28 January 2010

This is the way to do it. Much better idea than Aston Martin making a car out of that nasty little Toyota thing. Ferrari with the 500 and Maserati with this mito have got it right. Aston have embarrased themselves.

28 January 2010

This car is purely for use by Maserati dealers as courtesy cars

Great

Can't help but think that any dealer who tried to put me in a poxy 4 pot hatchback when my 80 grand car broke would be wearing it.

29 January 2010

[quote Chips] Can't help but think that any dealer who tried to put me in a poxy 4 pot hatchback when my 80 grand car broke would be wearing it.[/quote]

Indeed - gave me a nasty flashback to many years back when I took a 40 grand car into a dealer for some warranty work and was offered a Ka to put me on for a couple of days. nice.

29 January 2010

And, most famously, Jeremy Clarkson took his Ford GT - £120,000 of it, I think - for repairs (he described it as the least reliable car ever made, on the basis that he never completed a return journey in it) and was given a courtesy car. He assumed that as, at the time, Ford had rather more brands to its name than is now the case, he would get an Aston or a Jag. Did he heck, though! What they actually gave him was a Focus 1.6 TDCI estate...

29 January 2010

[quote Chips]

Can't help but think that any dealer who tried to put me in a poxy 4 pot hatchback when my 80 grand car broke would be wearing it.

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i think it's a great idea. Not sure what you so expect when your Maserati is in for a service, but i think a distinctive and well-kitted Mito is a very good courtesy car for a Maserati customer. Especially since it is a unique spec which can't be bought at an Alfa dealer. They should become quite sought-after on the second-hand market too.

I prefer it to the Abarth 500 by Ferrari; definitely looks more elegant and premium. As a low-volume collaboration between the two marques it is a good idea. Not that I would want to see every Alfa model get the "by Maserati" treatment, and I like the idea that they are not for sale (well, not new anyway).

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