So much for Alfa Romeo’s attempts keep the prototype models of the forthcoming Milano hatchback under cover. Our fellow Italian bloggers at Autoblog.it have published a photograph of the 147’s replacement that was apparently shot at the assembly line, exposing the Milano’s snout for the first time. As anticipated, the Milano’s front-end styling takes cues from both the MiTo and the 8C Competizione, with the photo revealing that some versions will get a set of daytime running lights comprising a strip of LEDs on each side of the headlamps.
Similar in size to the Volkswagen Golf, the Alfa Romeo Milano is the Fiat Group’s proposal in the premium compact hatchback segment aimed squarely at the BMW 1-Series and Audi A3.
Underneath the sheetmetal lies the latest version of the Fiat Group’s C- and D-segment platform which is known as the C-Evo. Powertrain options for the Milano are expected to include 1.4-liter and 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines producing up to 200HP+ and of course, numerous four-pot diesel engines.
For more info on the Milano, click here to read our previous post that includes spy shots from the ‘Ring.