According to a series of information published by the German press, Alfa Romeo is working on the development of a new utility vehicle that will allow it to return to the competitive B-segment. This model, which will be the heir to the discontinued MiTo, will be based on the CMP modular platform already seen in the Opel Corsa and Peugeot 208.
Although rumors suggest that the vehicle could see the light in 2023, everything seems to indicate that its debut will not take place until 2024, the year in which the new Lancia Ypsilon will also be launched, which will be developed in parallel to the new youngest of Alfa Romeo. We should also not rule out that the third premium brand of the Stellantis group, DS, will also receive such a model.
Since the CMP platform has an electric variant (eCMP), both the Alfa Romeo MiTo and the Lancia Ypsilon will have zero-emission versions. However, these models will not reuse the mechanical organs of the current Opel Corsa-e and Peugeot e-208, since by then the second generation eCMP platform will have been launched.
Therefore, we can expect its powertrain to go beyond the 136 hp (100 kW) and 260 Nm Continental engine associated with a 50 gross kWh battery that we can find in the proposals that Stellantis already has for sale. However, it is still early to speculate on the mechanical characteristics of the new models.
The electric Alfa Romeo MiTo will be based on the eCMP platform
The second-generation Alfa Romeo MiTo will be around four meters long and will have a five-door configuration (its predecessor was a three-door). Its main distinguishing feature will be an aesthetic and dynamic behavior of a sporty cut, which will allow it to mark distances with its platform brothers.
Thanks to the use of a shared architecture, the development of the new MiTo will be very fast. This “premium” utility vehicle will play a fundamental role in Alfa Romeo’s plans since it will contribute a greater volume of sales to the transalpine company; In addition, being more expensive than the general proposals of Stellantis, it will also be more profitable.
Among the main rivals of the new “baby Alfa” will be the Honda e and the MINI Cooper SE, as well as its “premium” twins from Stellantis (DS 2, FIAT 500 five-door, Lancia Ypsilon). The MiTo will also be accompanied by a B-SUV based on the same platform, the Brenner. This model will hit the market a year earlier, although it will share all its mechanical organs with its younger brother.