Five-Door Alfa Romeo MiTo Coming in 2013
The Italian hatchback will not only receive a makeover in 2013, but it will also get a five-door version, as unica-strada reports. The new version would allow the MiTo to appeal to a wider range of customers, thus increasing the model’s importance in the Alfa’s range of vehicles.
The new MiTo will scrap the current platform, borrowed from the Fiat Grande Punto and use the one of the future generation of the latter car. This will be a very important change, as the MiTo’s current platform doesn’t quite manage to offer the car top dynamics.
The new MiTo needs any improvement it can receive, as the vehicle will be part of Alfa Romeo’s future U.S. offensive, and the brand has to come with strong attributes in order to become an important name on the American automotive market.
As for the design, the next generation of the Alfa Romeo MiTo is expected to borrow some design cues from the Giulietta (Alfa Romeo’s current star vehicle), making new steps for the establishment of a new family identity for Italian automotive producer’s cars.
As we’ve said the next MiTo will also be offered on the U.S. market. The carmaker’s American line-up will also include the new Giulia sedan (this will be offered as a saloon and as a station wagon) and a compact SUV.
autoevolution has tested the Alfa Romeo Mito. You can read the review here.