|Alfa Romeo has announced updates for their two popular compact variants, the Giuletta and smaller sibling Mito. The 2014 Giuletta and Mito are intrinsically Italian-made vehicles that bridge useful transportation to the ‘truest’ driving excitement.|
The Giulietta variant has taken Alfa Romeo into the lead in an important segment in Europe, with some 224,000 units delivered and 22 awards garnered since its debut in 2010. This variant is also in the list of ‘top ten’ best-selling cars in Italy throughout 2012. The lil’ Mito, on the other hand, is targeted towards a younger Alfa audience, who wants a sporty and safe car at an accessible price.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2014
Exterior motifs for the 2014 Giulietta have been updated; check out the front grille, chrome-plated frame of the fog lights and a range of wheels from 16-inch to 18-inch. The 2014 Giulietta is offered with three new body colors: Moonlight Pearl, Anodizzato Blue and Bronze. There are five trim levels for the Giulietta – Impression, Progression, Distinctive, Exclusive and Quadrifoglio Verde.
New features are also found inside, like the steering wheel, seats and treatments for the dashboard, door panels and handles. The 2014 Giulietta also offers more technological features, such as the new Uconnect multimedia device with 5″ or 6.5″ touchscreen built into the dashboard. Both versions come with the Bluetooth interface, Aux-in connector, USB port and voice commands. What’s more, the 6.5″ device also has a satellite navigation system with 3D bird’s eye view maps, progressive route guidance and the ‘One Step Voice Entry Destination’ function for entering the address with voice commands. Both systems have been developed in collaboration with first-class partners: Harman and Here Auto for UConnect 6.5″ and Continental for UConnect 5″.
In order to continue playing the starring role in its segment, the 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta offers important innovations, starting with the new 150 HP 2.0 JTDM 2 complete with the second-generation MultiJet injection system. The engine is also equipped with a low inertia turbocharger whose efficiency and prompt response allow it to deliver the highest torque in its segment already at low speeds: 380 Nm at 1750 rpm. With this engine, the new car records top performance, with a top speed of 210 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.8 seconds. All this with very conceivable fuel consumption and emissions: the figures recorded on the type-approval combined cycle were 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 km and just 110 g/km of CO2, respectively. Seven engine types are on offer for this variant – the 1.4 TB 105 HP, 1.4 TB 120 HP, 1750 TBi 235 HP and 1.4 TB 170 HP (also with the Alfa TCT automatic transmission) petrol and the 1.6 JTDM 105 HP, 2.0 JTDM 170 HP and new 2.0 JTDM 2 150 HP turbodiesel, as well as the dual-fuel (LPG and petrol) 1.4 TB 120 HP.
2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo
The MiTo 2014 is revamped to include a new chrome-plated grille, the shade of Anthracite Grey and the burnished front light cluster finish. Just like its higher sibling, there are five trim levels for this little Alfa. The 2014 Mito, though, is available in 10 body colors as well as allows customers to choose from ten alloy wheel patterns.
The interior is now even more refined with the debut of four upholstery options and three brand-new dashboards with specific trims according to the version. Furthermore, the Uconnect system with 5″ color touchscreen is made by Continental, also available with navigation system developed with TomTom, is making its debut on the 2014 MiTo.
A wide range of engines come with the 2014 Mito, consisting; the 70 HP 1.4, 78 HP 1.4, 135 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol (with manual gearbox or Alfa TCT automatic transmission), 170 HP 1.4 MultiAir Turbo Petrol, 105 HP 0.9 Turbo TwinAir, 85 HP 1.3 JTDM, 120 HP 1.6 JTDM and 120 HP 1.4 LPG Turbo. With the new 0.9 Turbo TwinAir, the compact can pump 105 HP (72 kW) at 5500 rpm and up to 145 Nm at 2000 rpm/min. It reaches a top speed of 184 km/h and gets from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.4 seconds. And not forgetting its specific power of almost 120 hp/liter, a value on a par with sportier engines.