The Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde.

Alfa Romeo applies heat to MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde

ITALIAN brand Alfa Romeo has applied to the heat to its MiTo hatch.

Starting from $30,500, the Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is now in showrooms.

While labelled a "hot hatch", it's more likely to fall into the "warm hatch" brigade with a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo engine, which develops maximum power of 125kW at 5500rpm and peak torque of 250Nm at 2500rpm.

The Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde can sprint from 0-100kmh in 7.5 seconds.

The Quadrifoglio Verde has more sporting touches than the regular MiTo, including a glossy grille and door mirrors, special rear bumper and spoiler, as well as twin chrome exhaust pipes, 18-inch alloys and quintessential four-leaf clover emblem.

It comes with a flat-bottom sports steering wheel, is trimmed in black leather with white stitching - as is the handbrake lever and gear shifter. The sports seats are finished in black trim with white and green stitching. 

Also on the standard features list is a "carbon look" dash, special floor mats and aluminum kick plates, 12.7cm touch-screen with Uconnect system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity with text reader and voice controls.