Alfa Romeo MiTo gets arty makeover

To celebrate the launch of the new more efficient MiTo Sprint, Alfa has commissioned an artist to create a one-off MiTo decorated in eye-catching colours.

Artist Louise Dear designed the Alfa Mito by creating a floral image with a nod towards the Cloverleaf badge, a symbol that has adorned a huge number of Alfa Romeo’s racing cars of the past and range-topping performance models in its current range.

The final result is a nod to the Italian manufacturer’s ‘heritage and elegance’, according to Dear.

She added: "The Alfa MiTo is targeted at a young, stylish audience who have a positive attitude to life, and are focussed on being successful, and within my painting I have tried to bring this across using a combination of designs that convey powerful imagery mixed with elegance and beauty."

The design was commissioned to celebrate the launch of the new Alfa MiTo 1.3-litre diesel Sprint, which develops 85bhp and more importantly, offers CO2 emissions of just 95g/km.

This is enough to qualify for £0 in Vehicle Excise Duty charges in the UK and exemption from London’s congestion charge, making it the greenest Alfa Romeo in the range.

The three-door Alfa Romeo MiTo is available in four trim levels; entry-level Progression, Sprint, Distinctive and range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde, which replaced the Cloverleaf at the top of the range.

Alongside the new diesel engine range, the MiTo also comes with a petrol option in the form of the MultiAir engine, which promises to improve fuel consumption by ten per cent over similar-size petrol engines.

The Alfa Romeo MiTo starts from £12,000 on-the-road from all Alfa Romeo dealerships in the UK, including Perrys of Amersham Alfa Romeo on Chesham Road, Amersham.