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2011-11-22 10:01

FOUR-LEAF CLOVER: The new Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Sports the Italian automaker's active suspension, special 18" alloys and red brake calipers.

Alfa Romeo has enhanced its little MiTo hatchback with the launch of a new Series 1 range in SA that sees a number of features added to the current range. Alfa also launches a hotter version of its Quadrifoglio Verde model.

The Italian automaker's MultiAir technology, turbocharging and Start/Stop system will be standard across the revised MiTo Series 1 range.

The MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde ups the stakes in the power department with its racy 125kW powerplant. It also benefits from a number of features over and above the Distinctive model, including 17” alloy wheels, satin chrome beading, a rear sports bumper with extractor and micro-brushed aluminium logos bearing the iconic four-leaved clover. A new front grille surround under the badge broadens the lower part of the front.

Inside the cabin, the Quadrifoglio Verde is distinguished by its chrome accents, black fabric trim and Alcantara seats with signature green stitching, and a leather steering wheel.


The new flagship Quadrifoglio Verde Sport features Alfa Romeo's active suspension that, through the control of the shock absorbers, reduces vehicle oscillation in all driving conditions and, the automaker says, ensures better safety, comfort and drivability.

The Sport model features three driving modes courtesy of the brand's DNA system: Dynamic (sports driving mode), Normal (driving mode for normal conditions) and All Weather (for driving in slippery or low-traction conditions, such as rain).

The new Quadrifoglio Verde Sport features 18" alloy wheels, red brake calipers, climate control and an eight-speaker audio system.
Standard on the Quadrifoglio Verde Sport and available as an option on the rest of the range, is the Fiat Group’s “Blue&Me” connectivity system. The new model also features a “Blue&Me–TomTom” device that, via a portable colour touch-screen, allows drivers to control navigation and mobile phone functions.

A five-year or 150 000km warranty (three years on paintwork and five years on rust anti-perforation) is offered as standard across the MiTo range as well as a six-year or 90 000km service plan and roadside assistance. Service intervals are 30 000 km.

2012 MiTo RANGE:

100kW 1.4 MiTo Distinctive MultiAir  -  R235 000
125kW 1.4 MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde  -  R262 000
125kW 1.4 MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde Sport  -  R282 000


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