The 159 replaced the hugely popular 156, a car that nearly turned around Alfa's fortunes in the late 90's. Unlike its successor, the 159 never caught on with buyers as Alfa Romeo marketed the car as a premium alternative to other compact executive German sedans. Alfa is expecting any remaining stock to run-out soon as it prepares itself for the upcoming Giulia.
|The Giulia is being primarily designed with the U.S market|
Whenever the Giulia decides to bow, it will be available in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive, sedan and wagon bodystyles. Look out for a launch date in mid-2012.