Apr 25, 2022 - 01:31 pm

Alfa Romeo considers bringing back the Mito

Alfa Romeo is considering a comeback of the Mito small car, which was discontinued three years ago, as a purely electric model. There will probably be a major conceptual change compared to the combustion Mito – and familiar technology.

According to a report in Autocar, the electric successor to the Mito will no longer be offered as a three-door model, but as a five-door model. The background to this is a change of platform: instead of being based on the now-discontinued “GM Fiat Small Platform” (also known as SSCS “Small Common Components and Systems Platform” or 199-platform), the electric Mito is to be based on the e-CMP from Stellantis.

This would make the electric Mito a sister model to the Peugeot e-208 and Opel Corsa-e – and consequently likely to inherit their electric drive system. Currently, this is a 100 kW electric drive combined with a 50 kWh battery. The Common Modular Platform (CMP) once developed by PSA also enables combustion engine drives. However, with Alfa Romeo reportedly set to become a pure BEV brand in Europe, North America and China by 2027, a pure electric car based on the e-CMP is likely.

Damien Dally, head of Alfa Romeo UK, confirmed to Autocar that such a small car is planned, but would not comment on details. He did, however, make an interesting comment about the old internal combustion Mito: “The Mito was a three-door car, but if it had had five doors, the market would have been so much bigger.” Dally is alluding to the declining demand for three-door-only cars.

With this statement, Autocar considers a second possible variant to be much less likely: According to this, an electric Alfa Romeo Mito could also have been based on the platform of the new Fiat 500, which is now exclusively offered as an electric car. So far, only the 500 is based on the platform for electric city cars – a second model on this platform is likely because of the development costs, which are unlikely to be profitable for one model. However, this will probably not be the Mito, as the electric Fiat 500 is a pure three-door model.

In early February, Alfa Romeo unveiled the Tonale, the first model to be available only with electrified powertrains. From 2025, new Alfa models are to be launched only as BEVs, so that the transition is completed by 2027. A small electric SUV called the Brennero is probably planned, and there will also be electric successors to the large Stelvio SUV and the Giulia sedan. An electric return of the Alfa Romeo GTV coupe is also expected by some media.

autocar.co.uk

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25.04.2022 13:19