Alfa Romeo Winding Down 159 Production
According to Italia Speed, Fiat Group is gradually phasing out the now venerable model from production, as reports indicate work on the 159 has stopped in Naples, Italy. The move was expected by dealers so many have created stockpiles in advance. This is probably the best time to get a killer deal on a modern classic.
It’s got bad fuel consumption, some bits might fall off inside, but this is still the only car you can have if you don’t want a BMW 3-Series and care about your image. Which brings us to one very important subject: Fiat really has nothing to fill the gap in coming years, as neither the Alfa Giulietta, Lancia Delta nor the Fiat Bravo have what it takes in the executive world.
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has repeatedly delayed the Giulia sedan, making changes to its design that would better suit the needs of American consumers. This will only hit the market in 2013 at the latest, but until then the Naples plant will get busy with production of the new Fiat Panda.
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The Giulia is the replacement model that's coming in 2013. Look for similar lines to the Giulietta and the 4C concept