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Facelifted Mito will go head to head with Audi's A1 and Volkswagen's Polo in Europe

A refreshed Alfa Romeo Mito, which is expected to launch in 2016, has been seen testing on Italian roads for the first time.

The camouflaged car appears to be a facelift of the current model rather than an all-new car.

The updated version is likely to arrive with a new honeycombe front grill replacing the existing horizontal chrome bars. Minor changes to the front and rear light clusters and bumpers are also likely, all of which are aimed at bringing the Mito into line with Alfa’s new Giulia.

The Mito was launched in 2008 as a replacement for the 149. In late 2013 the Mito underwent its first minor facelift. At the time a simplified range was introduced along with a new economical 0.9-litre turbo Twinair engine and upgraded materials.

As with the previous facelift, Alfa Romeo is likely to use this as an opportunity to introduce further upgrades on the Mito as well as an improved range of engines.

The current Mito, which counts the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo among its rivals, is priced between £14,335 and £18,135. A small price increase is expected for the facelifted version.

Matthew Griffiths

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rybo1 10 October 2015

Mito and others

Of what use are the pictures you show of taped up cars?
Daniel Joseph 12 September 2015

Oh dear

"Facelifted Mito will go head to head with Audi's A1 and Volkswagen's Polo in Europe." I think we all know already how that contest is going to turn out. Seriously, does FCA really believe that a merely "facelifted" Mito and Giulietta will be anything but hopelessly off the pace and outdated in the coming years? We've already seen the lack of substance in the company's recent facelift of the Fiat 500, introducing dubious cosmetic changes and little else. The Giulia better be brilliant, otherwise Alfa will follow Lancia into total obscurity.
AndyT 11 September 2015

I always wanted to like the

I always wanted to like the Mito but it looks rather owl-faced at present. I also sat in one this Summer at a show and the quality was rather disappointing.