The special edition of the Alfa Romeo MiTo announced last week that will be supplied to Maserati's European-wide dealer network will also be making its way to Trident outlets as far away as Australia and New Zealand. The only way to get a drive this car will be to own a Maserati as this unique version of Mito is being produced exclusively for Maserati dealers to use as loan cars.

The special-purpose cars for Australia and New Zealand will, like the 100-car-strong European batch, be styled in exclusive Maserati Blu Oceano, and fitted with the new 1.4 125 kW MultiAir turbocharged engine which is set to arrive in Australia and New Zealand later this year, making this special Alfa Romeo Mito available to local Maserati dealers.

The cars will not only be distinguished by their unique color, but also by two other exclusive features: the "Limited Edition" plaque on the dashboard, and the kick plate made from specially treated aluminum, bearing the words Alfa Romeo for Maserati.

This unique Alfa Romeo Mito will also have a series of high-end details, supplied as standard: Pelle Frau upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather steering wheel complete with radio and telephone controls, bi-xenon headlights, SatNav, and a hands-free Blue&Me system including a USB port.

The Mito for Maserati also has a racing temperament. The 18' alloy wheels, rear spoiler, rear bumper and aluminum pedals are all fitted as standard. All the cars will come with the DNA suspension system, the advanced electronic shock absorber control system that actively varies the set-up to reflect the road conditions and driving style, to guarantee rapid cornering and excellent handling.

Through this partnership with Alfa Romeo, Maserati's Australian and New Zealand network will be able to offer customers a special car that reflects its own philosophy, where each choice is the product of the utmost attention and care paid to every detail.

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