Alfa Romeo officially unveils its all-electric compact SUV – the Milano

  • Alfa Romeo’s lineup of electric vehicles is growing, with the Italian car maker unveiling its latest compact SUV, the Milano.
  • The new EV serves up an estimated driving range of 410 kilometres from a fully charged battery.
  • It also boasts an EV Routing system that allows drivers to plan routes based on the charging station network on the way to a desired destination.

In recent weeks teasers and renders of Alfa Romeo’s latest electric vehicle – the Milano – surfaced online. With the cat somewhat out of the bag, the Italian car maker unveiled its fully electric compact SUV yesterday.

Before you go rushing to your nearest dealership to pick up one for yourself, Alfa Romeo says pre-orders for the Milano will open in a few months in Europe, so at this stage it remains to be seen when the new all-electric compact SUV will be available to purchase locally, and for how much.

In the interim, we can enjoy the stylings of the Milano in the images below.

In terms of the internal elements of this new EV, Alfa Romeo notes that the Milano is available in an IBRIDA configuration, which is said to be the first in the segment to also offer the Q4 all-wheel drive variant with automated rear-wheel drive axle management.

Added to this are ELETTRICA variants, in two powertrains with 116kW and an estimated driving range of up to 410 kilometres, as well as a sportier VELOCE option, which ups the power output to 179kW.

There is also an urban cycle mode which ups the estimated driving range significantly to 590 kilometres.

“Destined to profoundly change the concept of sportiness in the largest segment in Europe, the new MILANO is based on the precise desire to produce a compact car, just over 4 meters long, with an all-new, up-to-date sporting spirit, which goes beyond performance alone and is taken ahead towards a distinctly Alfa Romeo and ideally sporty positioning,” the Italian company’s marketing for the new EV reads.

On the more practical side of things, the Milano measures 4.17 metres long, 1.78 metres wide, and 1.5 metres tall. It also features adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights, a fully digital 10.25” TFT screen in the cabin, and a load capacity for up to 400 litres.

It also supports level 2 autonomous driving in conjunction with the 360 degree parking sensors and 180 degree rear camera monitors, along with high-performance 20” tyres, and fast charging that takes the battery capacity from 10 percent to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

Sticking with charging, the Milano also boasts an EV Routing feature for navigation, which prioritises charging stations when mapping out a route for longer journeys.

“All customers need to do is set up their destination, then the navigation system automatically calculates any charging stops needed along the route, with access provided to over 600,000 charge points, the most extensive network in Europe, made possible by Free2Move charge. Real-time traffic, battery and driving style monitoring makes it possible to rely on EV Routing for a driving experience free from charging anxiety,” it added in a release shared with Hypertext.

With pricing said to start from under €30 000 in Europe, we’ll need to wait to see what the local asking price for the latest Alfa EV will be.


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