Using Fiat’s 2010 Engine of the Year, Alfa’s new baby is just 875cc. However, turbo and variable valves are able to achieve a respectable-in-class 84bhp, 0-62 in 12.5 seconds and a top speed of 108mph. If you needed more convincing, Fiat’s Twinair also won Best New Engine, Green Engine of the Year and Best Sub 1-litre Engine.
At 98g/km, C02 emissions on the Mito Twinair have dipped under Road Tax and London’s Congestion Charge.
£14,510 gets you 16 inch alloys, cruise control, front fog lights, climate control, adaptive driving and Bluetooth. Chuck another £1,500 in the pot and you get ‘Sprint’ or ‘Distinctive’ trim and detail, 17 inch alloys, red brake calipers and parking sensors.
The Twinair goes head to head with Mini One in the economy petrol stakes while eyeing the same patch that includes the Ford Ka, Renault Clio and Volkswagen Polo.