Introducing the Alfa Romeo Milano: A Stylish B-Segment Crossover

Introducing the Alfa Romeo Milano: A Stylish B-Segment Crossover

After bidding farewell to the combustion-powered Alfa Romeo Mito subcompact hatchback in 2018, the Italian automaker found itself with a gap in its lineup. But fear not, car enthusiasts! Alfa Romeo has now filled that void with the launch of the Alfa Romeo Milano, a B-segment crossover that promises style, performance, and eco-friendliness.

The Powertrain Options

The Milano shares its e-CMP2 platform with the Jeep Avenger and Fiat 600, making it a versatile and well-engineered foundation. Just like its Stellantis relatives, the Milano offers two powertrain options:

Hybrid: This version combines a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery and a 21-kilowatt (28-horsepower) electric motor integrated into the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The result is 136 horsepower.

All-Electric (Elettrica): The Milano Elettrica boasts a 54-kilowatt-hour battery pack, granting it a maximum combined driving range of 254 miles on a full charge (WLTP cycle). The base model features a 156-horsepower front-mounted electric motor, while the sportier Veloce trim cranks it up to 240 horsepower. Keep in mind that the all-wheel drive option is reserved for the hybrid variant.


All About the Car

The Milano Veloce, in particular, gets some extra love. With “extra sporty” front and rear anti-roll bars, a slightly lower suspension (0.98 inches lower than the base version), big brakes, and 20-inch high-performance tires, it’s ready to hug the curves. Plus, it shares the same limited-slip differential as the upcoming Abarth 600e. Alfa Romeo proudly claims that the Milano has the most direct steering in its segment.

Charging the diminutive EV is a breeze. It can juice up from a DC source at up to 100 kW, and going from 10% to 80% state of charge takes less than 30 minutes. The on-board three-phase charger is rated at 11 kW.

Designed by Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, the Milano boasts an aggressive front fascia with a unique “3+3” headlight system featuring adaptive full LED Matrix lights. The electric version proudly displays the Alfa Romeo logo on its grille, while the hybrid variant opts for a more traditional design.

The Milano measures 164.1 inches long, 70 inches wide, and 59 inches tall, putting it in the same league as the discontinued Chevrolet Bolt EV (which is roughly three inches taller). Inside, you’ll find two 10.25-inch screens: one serving as a digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, and the other acting as the gateway to the car’s infotainment system. In the EV, the infotainment system connects to the internet and provides real-time information about over 600,000 charging stations across Europe.

Availability and Pricing

Unfortunately, the Milano will be strictly a European affair, with no plans for a stateside release. As for pricing, Alfa Romeo boss Jean-Philippe Imparato hinted that the Milano will start at around €30,000 in Italy.

The Alfa Romeo Milano combines style, performance, and eco-consciousness, making it a compelling addition to the world of crossovers. Keep an eye out for this sleek Italian beauty on European roads!



Source: InsideEVs

Photo Credit: Alfa Romeo website