Alfa Romeo Junior sports coupe to use MiTo underpinnings

So you remember how there was speculation on the name of the Alfa Romeo MiTo before its official launch. Some thought Alfa will revive the Junior badge for the new compact hatch. Well, according to 4Car, Alfa Romeo will be using the Junior badge for the long-rumored small sports coupe which will be based on the underpinning of the MiTo.

The Alfa Romeo Junior is expected to launch by 2011 with engine options ranging from a 105-hp 1.4L to a 130-hp turbocharged 1.4L. Both engine choices will be mated to a new automated-manual gearbox – a double-clutch DSG will also be unveiled later in 2011.

It has already been confirmed that Alfa Romeo will launch a GTA versions of the MiTo at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March.

So this has us thinking that the MiTo, MiTo GTA and the Junior would be a great addition to the Chrysler/Fiat partnership.

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Source: 4Car