The next generation of Alfa Romeo's MiTo, expected sometime in 2016, could reportedly grow to include a five-door model and a new high-riding crossover version.
Launched in 2008, the current model is available only as a three-door offering, limiting its ability to tackle the likes of Audi's five-door A1 Sportback.
Now, with the next model expected to ride on a version of the new 500L's modular platform, the MiTo could become a more practical option.
According to US magazine Car & Driver, Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne has confirmed that the carmaker is finalising plans for additional models in the MiTo range.
Engine options in the new MiTo range would come from across the Fiat family, including an entry-level 75kW turbocharged two-cylinder model and a range-topping 150kW Quadrifoglio Verde model.
Marchionne has reportedly also hinted at the possibility of a plug-in hybrid model. (You can file that in the same folder as Audi's reported Up-based EV. - Ed.)