Alfa Romeo has revealed its smallest SUV yet – and its first mass-production EV – in the 2024 Alfa Romeo Milano. Around 30cm smaller than the Tonale and the same size as cars like the Mazda CX-3, the Milano will be available with both mild-hybrid petrol and fully-electric (with up to 410km of range) drivetrains, while both front- and all-wheel drive drivetrains will also be available.

“Sporty at heart, compact in size and Italian style at first sight. The wait is over. Alfa Romeo presents the new Milano to the international press right in Milan, at the historic headquarters of the Automobile Club Milano, in an unconventional way and with a dual purpose: on the one hand, to demonstrate Alfa Romeo‚Äôs new language; on the other, to confirm that visceral and proud partnership with the city where Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910 as an emblem of the perfect balance between innovation and tradition, founding characteristics that bind the brand to its hometown.” said the company.

Measuring 4,170mm long, 1,780mm wide and 1,500mm tall, the Milano is 358mm shorter than its Tonale sibling and its 400-litre boot is 100L less, but it’s still a good size in its segment. Under the body of the Milano is Stellantis’ ‘CMP’ platform that also underpins cars like the Peugeot 2008/E-2008 and Jeep Avenger, the Milano will be available with both mild-hybrid Ibrida and fully-electric Elettrica drivetrains.

The mild-hybrid version uses a 100kW 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that’s mated to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that incorporates a 21kW electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The electric Milano uses a 54kWh lithium-ion battery with either a 115kW motor in regular models or 177kW version in the Veloce. Up to 410km of claimed WLTP range is offered in the 115kW variant, while DC charging is possible at up to 100kW for a 10 to 80 per cent charge in under 30 minutes.

According to Alfa Romeo, the Milano was developed by the same team that created the Giulia GTA and thanks to features like a 14.6:1 ratio steering rack, boasts “best-in-class road holding”. The Milano Veloce reportedly improves on that more with 25mm-lower suspension, stiffer anti-roll bars, 380mm front brake discs, four-piston brake callipers, 20-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyres and a torque-sensing front differential.

Inside the Milano is a driver-focused dashboard design with dual 10.25-inch screens – including a touchscreen that uses Peugeot’s latest infotainment system with Alfa Romeo colouring – and lots of shared parts with the other Stellantis products that use the same platform, including the stalks, a transmission selector and drive mode selector as well. The starter button is on the centre console – not on the steering wheel, unlike other current Alfa products – and the Sabelt sport seats on the Veloce are heavily bolstered.

The 2024 Alfa Romeo Milano will be launched in Australia sometime in 2025. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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