Turin - Alfa Romeo is set to pull the plug on its smallest car.
Roberta Zerbi, who head’s the company’s European arm, has told Autocar that the Mito hatchback would be discontinued internationally early next year (it's already been taken off the South African market), largely due to the market for three-door cars having waned considerably.
Yet given that the market for five-door hatches has always been a considerable size, one must wonder why Alfa Romeo never developed a five-door version of the Mito in the first place?
A more practical body style - which could still have looked pleasing to the eye as the 147 aptly illustrates - would certainly have widened its appeal.
Dare we say that weak styling, particularly at the front end, did the Mito few favours either.