February 5, 2023

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Alfa Romeo “e-MiTo” Rendered, Italian EV Doesn’t Look Half Bad

Built from 2008 to 2018 in Turin and named after Milan and Turin, the MiTo is one of the cutest hatchbacks of the previous decade. Not only is it a right-sized car for congested cities, but the elegant design and desirable badge made it a unique proposition in the segment.
Alfa Romeo, however, pulled the plug on the MiTo because the subcompact segment was a different playground in 2018 as opposed to 2008. Worse still, European buyers were – and still are – more interested in crossovers and big SUVs.

The Italian manufacturer never offered hybrid assistance or an electric option, but Alfa Romeo did experiment with fuel-cell technology at one point. Only two examples of the hydrogen-fueled MiTo were produced, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn’t go forward with the program for pretty obvious reasons. To this day, FCVs are extremely expensive and hydrogen stations are rare in all of Europe.

According to the new production plan, Alfa Romeo intends to roll out an indirect successor to the MiTo in the guise of the B-UV in 2022 with an all-electric option. This fellow is likely to feature the e-Common Modular Platform from Groupe PSA, and the same can be said about the e-MiTo rendering from pixel artist Kleber Silva.

Take a look at the footprint of the car, then observe the side profile and wheelbase. There’s no denying the e-CMP is hiding under the skin, and the front fascia features stylistic influences from the Tonale crossover due in 2021 as the Giulietta’s replacement.

Silva couldn’t resist the temptation to put the Q4 badge on the hatch door, but so far, Groupe PSA hasn’t given its subcompact EVs all-wheel drive. From the Corsa to the 208 as well as the DS 3 Crossback, all of them come with front-wheel drive.

For reference, the Peugeot e-208 promises 340 kilometers (211 miles) of WLTP driving range from a 50-kWh battery and a starting price of 32,700 euros in France. The 100-kW electric motor isn’t too shabby either, helping the car hit 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).