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2012 Alfa Romeo Mito Twinair review What Car?

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2012 Alfa Romeo Twinair review

The Alfa Mito Twinair is a new, petrol version of the Italian supermini.

Emitting just of CO2, it’s the only supermini that qualifies for the (10%) company car tax band for cars. This makes it cheaper to run than the 13% Audi A1 1.6 TDI and One D.

The new Mito Twinair is exempt road tax and the London Congestion and has claimed average economy of

What’s the 2012 Alfa Mito Twinair like to

The 0.9-litre two-cylinder petrol is already available in a number of Fiat Group models, the Fiat 500 and Chrysler Ypsilon .

We’ve criticised its poor in these cars, and in our True MPG it’s fallen unacceptably of its official average economy. the engine has been updated for the

Alfa Romeo has fitted a new flywheel to counter vibration. has helped to reduce the amount of you feel in the cabin when

There’s still a bit of buzz the pedals, and the engine is quite compared with four-cylinder However, the sewing machine-style isn’t unpleasant, and it virtually once you’re up to cruising


Alfa’s DNA system lets you the weighting of the steering

The Mito also comes with a version of Alfa’s DNA system. Put in ‘Dynamic’ mode and you get the engine’s 84bhp and 107lb ft of torque, but the delivery is fairly abrupt. reduces power and torque to and 81lb ft, but gives a smoother and cuts noise and vibration. reduced power only an issue when you’re at relatively high speeds.

says that keeping the car in mode also makes it to achieve good fuel figures. We’ll be putting claim to the test soon.

Sadly, most of the Mito’s desirable traits remain. It steers nor rides with the and composure you expect of a sporty In fact, the ride is downright

A combination of quick steering and body control makes the car nervous on twisty country

The Mito’s ride and handling are as as ever

You have to put up with a lot of and road noise at motorway too.

What’s the 2012 Romeo Mito Twinair inside?

As in other Mitos, the are easily adjusted, but the driving is awkward and there isn’t support for your back.

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To make matters worse, is restricted due to the small rear and some of the dashboard controls are

Some of the controls are fiddly, but the looks good

Three-door don’t have to be the last in practicality, but some rivals – the Audi A1 – are better in this

The Alfa’s rear seats are and difficult to access, and while the is a decent size at 270 litres, the load lip makes it hard to in heavy items.

At least the of the cabin is fairly smart and looking.

The Twinair is available in two Sprint and Distinctive. Sprint come with 16-inch air-con, Bluetooth, a USB socket and control, while Distinctive larger wheels, lumbar for the driver’s seat, rear sensors and various aesthetic

Should I buy one?

The 2012 Twinair doesn’t make any for private buyers, because the diesel model qualifies for the tax breaks, costs just more and is much easier on – you’ll need to do only 8000 miles before it for itself.

It’s as a company car the Twinair starts to look However, we’d still go if you can afford to pay slightly more in because the A1 1.6 TDI and Mini One D are much to drive.

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