Alfa Romeo has unveiled a new small SUV called the Milano. It will be available in all-electric (first for Alfa) and hybrid versions.

The Milano is categorized as a small SUV. It shares its platform with other Stellantis group vehicles like the Fiat 600 and Jeep Avenger but seeks to carve out its unique identity. Its design was led by Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, who focused on creating a sensory satisfying handbook for Alfa Romeo enthusiasts transitioning to electric driving. The vehicle measures 4.1m in length and 1.5m in height, sporting iconic features such as the scudetto grille and redesigned Alfa telephone dial wheels.

Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos ensured that every aspect of the Milano evokes Alfa Romeo’s heritage while embracing modernity. For instance, the vehicle boasts a combination of traditional and futuristic elements like leggenda and progresso grilles and 3+3 LED matrix headlights. Inside, drivers are greeted with a dual 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and touchscreen infotainment system enriched by customization options that integrate seamlessly with distinct air vents shaped like four-leaf clovers.

Technology also plays a pivotal role in enhancing the Milano’s appeal. Equipped with level 2 automated driving capabilities, it offers advanced sensor systems including 360° parking aids and a rear camera with 180° vision. Connectivity is another area where it shines, providing EV routing to over 600,000 charging points across Europe and enabling remote charging control through E-control functionality.

Performance-wise, the Electric Milano variant features a battery with a capacity of 54kWh (50.8kWh useable), promising a range of up to 400 kilometers on a single charge. It offers power output options between 156hp and 240hp with front-wheel drive.

Opting for the Milano hybrid means a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and a 21-kW electric motor integrated into the six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Alfa Romeo lists a total output of 136 horsepower, driving either the front wheels or all four wheels in Ibrida Q4 trim. The hybrid can run on electricity alone at speeds of up to 154 km/h, although there's no mention of how far you can go without the gasoline engine kicking in.

The uniqueness extends to the Special launch edition called Speciale, which includes exclusive features not found in standard trim levels such as Progesso grille design, Spiga vinyl, fabric interior options, and eight-color interior lighting schemes aimed at offering personalized luxury experiences.

Pricing is unconfirmed, but the entry-level car will likely undercut the Jeep Avenger's starting price of €37,000 (in Germany).

Source: Alfa Romeo

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving