Saturday 25th February 2006
The all-new Alfa Romeo 159, a true sporting saloon in the classic Alfa Romeo tradition, went on sale in the UK. The 159 used the GM/Fiat Premium platform, shared with the Alfa Romeo Brera and Spider production cars, and with the Kamal and Visconti concept cars. The 159 was placed third in the 2006 European Car of the Year awards. Production of the 159 ended in late 2011, although it is still marketed in several countries. Around 240,000 cars were built.