The hope is clear: that Mito buyers, even those who opt for the lower-powered models, will get just a little of the supercar experience. Whether you buy into that, or whether the Mito shape proves appealing, is entirely subjective, but from our experience it’s at least an eye-catching car.
The response from people who see it is almost universally positive; anecdotally, women preferred the front, men the rear. Should you wish, there is scope to personalise your Mito from a catalogue of stickers including a range of cloverleaf or Italian flag stickers, á la Fiat 500.
At the back, the badge doubles as the boot release: it’s a nice touch and helps to keep the lines clean. A rear spoiler gives the Mito a slightly more purposeful look, it’s standard on all models too.
A mid-life nip and tuck in late 2013 saw the introduction of a new grille, rear bumper, tinted glass and different coloured light surrounds, a further facelift was carried out in 2016 in a similar vein to the Giulietta, which consisted primarily of tweaked interiors and exteriors, and new trim levels.
Although the basic suspension configuration of MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam at the back is unchanged, the Mito runs a wider track front and back, and employs adjustable dampers with coil-over springs.