• Jul 6, 2009
Alfa Romeo Milano spy shots -- Click above for image gallery

We're not entirely sure where they originated, but some brazen soul has taken a series of camera phone photos of what appears to be a brace of production-line Alfa Romeo Milano hatchbacks. Although low-res, these shots provide the best look yet at the Italian automaker's forthcoming model, with blurry glimpses inside-and-out of what looks for all the world like a plus-sized MiTo (not a bad thing). From the appearance of things, the shots were taken in an Alfa production facility (they're likely early production small batch cars), suggesting that the model is nearly ready for its debut... perhaps in Frankfurt?

The voluptuous five-door certainly integrates styling cues from the smaller MiTo (which itself sought design assistance from the gorgeous 8C Competizione supercar), particularly up front, but the rear end eschews the Mito's traditional round brakelamps for larger, whistle-shaped horizontally oriented units. In typical Alfa fashion, the hatchback also receives a handsome looking instrument panel with a pair of tunneled main gauges (speedometer and tachometer), as well as simple rotary controls for the HVAC system and plenty of metal (or metal-effect) trim.

As you may recall, the Milano was reportedly one of the vehicles named in internal documents as one of the offerings that Alfa will use to spearhead the automaker's return to North American soil. There has been some discussion that Stateside model plans between Fiat, Chrysler, and Alfa will be tweaked, but as far as we know, the hatch is still a solid bet for the U.S. market. Thanks for the tips, everyone!



[Source: Facebook via Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      still has euro plate mounts, so we'll see
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm curious to see if that grill will sit well with the US buyer. I've never had anything positive to say about that grill.
      • 5 Years Ago
      well, since the new scirocco isn't coming this way, this will hands down be the best looking hatch here in the US.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks really nice (no doubt), but I think the MiTo design language got garbled very slightly in translation onto a bigger car. That said, it is still a sexy compact car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      FIAT is actually sending 4 versions of the 500 to The States- great news, the US market sure could use the variety- I drove one of these things in Greece… nice car, and a lot of fun- and I’m 6′2″

      Viva FIAT!

      http://fiat2america.blogspot.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      The proportions are much better here than on they are with the MiTo. The MiTo just looks odd and bug-eyed. Those wheels are sweet for a set of stockers though. Europe typically gets better-looking stock wheels anyway. :-(
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car in yellow and blue are Photoshopped!

        • 5 Years Ago
        Say it ain't so! How'd you guess? Maybe the visible underside of the car's REAL hood?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The instrument cluster readouts are all in Italian, they'll never sell well in the US!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hope that was a joke...

        If not, do you honestly think that VW sells its cars in Germany with intrument clusters in English instead of German?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I3ziko:

        Oh please...like the British, the Germans, the Czechs and the Poles don't have any fat people! There are many fat Italians too! The only people who aren't fat are the French [kidding ... mostly].

        "You Are What You Eat" is a British show, and there's no shortage of "contestants", I'd say.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Alfas will never sell well in the US because americans are fat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Si, it was a joke! Most cars come preprogrammed for 3, 4 or 5 languages now.

        It made me think of times I have inadvertantly hit the language selector on my car and not been able to read it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, but wouldn't the extra size require for the European ego be able to fit us fat Americans?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The voluptuous five-door certainly integrates styling cues from the smaller MiTo (which itself sought design assistance from the gorgeous 8C Competizione supercar), particularly up front, http://www.discount-laptop-battery.co.uk/ but the rear end eschews the Mito's traditional round brakelamps for larger, whistle-shaped horizontally oriented units.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it proves to have average or better reliability this will probably be my next car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All I can say is that it's gotta look better in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it. I'm expecting my next car to be amongst this class of car - compact hatchbacks - so it's great to see more of these coming out. I'm optimistic about how this is going to look on the road, and can't wait to test drive it.
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