• Aug 8th 2008 at 8:01AM
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Alfa Romeo's marketing people have been bouncing around the idea of ditching the current three-digit numbering system and proceeding with a nameplate nomenclature. The shift – already in place on some models and not on others – could increase the appeal of certain models even more, while helping them avoid a crossroads that will inevitably come up when models like the 159 need to be replaced.

Italian magazine Quattroruote has come up with a composite image of what it thinks that vehicle could look like. Unfortunately the results are rather cumbersome, essentially Photoshopping the nose from the MiTo onto the existing 159 body. The rear-end rendering is not much better, but intriguingly appears to carry a New York State license plate. While the existing 159 remains one of the most striking mid-size sedans on the market, we hope its successor – speculatively reviving the Giulia nameplate of old – will look a heck of a lot better than this.

[Source: Quattroruote via CarScoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Look at this site www.alice8c.com - a beautiful car - a beautiful woman - I think one of them is just for sale :-)

      • 7 Years Ago
      Subaru called, they want their ugly nose back.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It was an AR designer that gave them the ugly noses.

        On a side note.. I think from the crease of the magazine back looks like an evo x
      • 7 Years Ago
      The rendering looks like a Chrysler Sebring and a Kia Optima had a lovechild.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that isnt nice looking at all, i hope they dont make that
      • 7 Years Ago
      since its an obvious hack job and NOT from the AR studio, I'll withhold any judgement for the true successor instead of for this 3-minute chop.

      I personally have faith that AR will deliver another stunning affordable vehicle that the US market hopes it will get.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is very ugle compared to the current, gorgeous 159.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Clearly a bad sketch.

      But if the front end is massaged a bit with better headlights to fit the rest of it (less round, a little more angular to fit the sedan bodystyle), there could be something really cool here.

      I'm really hoping Alfa's return is done in the right way - compelling products priced competitively. This sedan model will be a huge part of that.
      • 7 Years Ago
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