This carries more than a hint of the legendary Alfa 8C Competizione which, along with some subtle differences in looks between the standard MiTo and the Cloverleaf model
, such as bespoke alloys, headlight surrounds, wing mirror covers and a white triangular badge with the Cloverleaf logo, is definitely designed to appeal to an image-conscious young audience.
Buyers requiring the flagship specification and quicker propulsion are catered for as the Cloverleaf model
covers all the bases.
The new Giulietta Verde can hit 62mph in just six seconds, thanks to its newly-introduced launch control system and fuel consumption is down by 10 per cent from the previous Cloverleaf model
with CO2 emissions down from 177 to 162 g/ km.
Having been available to order through the Alfa Romeo UK dealer network from early January 2010, the MiTo's MultiAir engine range marks the next technological step in the vehicle's already successful life - promising lower emissions and fuel consumption together with higher performance and greater driving pleasure - with Active Suspension as standard on the 170bhp Cloverleaf model
A souped-up 170bhp six-speed engine is available in the flagship Cloverleaf model
but I think the 135bhp will be the choice for most people.
Later came a 1490cc engine which was eventually tuned to power the ultimate Sud, the 105PS Green Cloverleaf model
Weight has been kept to a minimum with 90% of the platform structure made up of ultra-high strength materials and offering 'comfort'' mode for the Turismo version and the Lusso test model here, while a more sport-orientated set-up is applied to the Veloce and Cloverleaf models
, with the latter also featuring a lowered suspension.
The MiTo and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde or Cloverleaf models
, which made their world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, are set to go on sale in the UK later this summer.
Two Cloverleaf models
will head the range with 1,750cc, 235bhp motors and three other versions will have two-litre, 170bhp turbodiesels or the 1.
All Alfa GT Cloverleaf models
, which will cost from pounds 18,980 to pounds 21,980, come with exclusive 18-inch double-spoked alloy wheels, red brake callipers and a satin-effect front grille and door mirrors.
ALFA GT CLOVERLEAF: Sporty looks should see Cloverleaf models
attracting attention on the roads
All are turbo boosted to pack plenty of punch but it is the flagship Cloverleaf models
which deliver the pure Alfa experience.