Maserati gets exclusive Alfa Romeo MiTo as courtesy car for customers

If you’re a Maserati customer, you probably expect a Maserati as a courtesy vehicle while your luxury car is getting serviced – well, Fiat doesn’t think so. Alfa Romeo will provide Maserati with a total of 100 customized MiTos as the new courtesy car for the trident brand’s customers.

The special-edition Alfa Romeo MiTo is finished in exclusive Maserati Blue Oceano paint powered by a peppy 170-hp 1.4L MultiAir Turboenzina engine – the most powerful unit in the MiTo range.

Just so other MiTo driver’s on the road know that you actually own a Maserati, the special-edition MiTo will carry a “Limited Edition” plaque on the air conditioning unit and a kick plate that says “Alfa Romeo for Maserati.”

We’d much rather have a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible as our courtesy car.

Follow the jump for the press release.

Alfa Romeo MiTo for Maserati:

Press Release:

Maserati and Alfa Romeo: two icons of Italy’s world-famous automotive industry representing sportiness, technology and elegance.

26/01/2010 – Modena – Maserati and Alfa Romeo: two icons of Italy’s world-famous automotive industry representing sportiness, technology and elegance.

One hundred Alfa Romeo MiTos produced exclusively for the Maserati service network will soon be seen on roads all over Europe. Maserati has chosen the Alfa Romeo MiTo as the new courtesy car for its customers, connoisseurs of Italian style with a keen eye for originality.

The special-purpose cars will be styled in the exclusive Maserati Blu Oceano (deep Blue), and fitted with a sparky 1.4 MultiAir Turbobenzina engine (170 hp) – the most powerful engine in the MiTo range.

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

The 100 cars 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, a radio navigator covering the whole of Europe, and a hands-free Blue&Me system including USB port and bi-xenon headlights.

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 Dynamic Suspension, 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 European 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.

– By: Kap Shah