2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo on sale in Australia, TwinAir joins range

The updated 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo compact hatch has arrived in Australia, bringing more in-car technology, new engine options, and revised pricing to the range.

2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Progression

Upon first impressions, the styling updates seem fairly subtle. There’s a new front fascia with a chrome-plated grille surround, and revised headlights and taillights to help spruce up the design.

Inside there are more prominent changes. The highlight of which is the new Uconnect infotainment display. The LCD touch-screen interface integrates all media formats and Bluetooth systems into one easy-to-use system.

Other updates include new door trims with more premium finishes, new dashboard trims, and some new seat fabric options for increased personalisation. Alfa Romeo’s DNA driver mode system continues, offering three different driving modes.

As for the engine options, the 0.9-litre (875cc) two-cylinder TwinAir engine, also seen in the Fiat 500, joins the lineup. The turbocharged unit produces 77kW and 145Nm, and offers an average fuel economy of just 4.2L/100km.

The other engine choice is the 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir four-cylinder producing 99kW of power and 206Nm of torque. It’s available with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed TCT dual-clutch auto. The MultiAir unit comes in the Progression and flagship Distinctive variant levels.

Pricing for the range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2014 Alfa Romeo TwinAir – $22,500 (down from the previous $25,200 entry-level price)
2014 Alfa Romeo MutliAir Progression manual – $24,500 (down from $25,200 as above)
2014 Alfa Romeo MutliAir Progression TCT auto – $26,500
2014 Alfa Romeo MutliAir Distinctive TCT auto – $24,500