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It was introduced at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, as a replacement for the 156. The 159 placed third in the 2006 European Car of the Year awards. Production of the 159 ended in October 2011, and around 240,000 cars were built. It was expected that the car would be named the 157 or 158, but it was announced that it would be called the 159. The 159 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in collaboration with the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo. The nose features a traditional Alfa Romeo V shaped grille and bonnet, and cylindrical head light clusters. Similar to its coupé counterpart, the front of the car was influenced by 2002 Brera Concept also by Giugiaro.

A high waistline broadens until it reaches the rear « C » pillar. 159 was never exported to that region. The interior also features styling treatments familiar from earlier cars, including the 156, such as deeply recessed instruments which are angled towards the driver. Several levels of trim are available, depending on market. A Sportwagon variant was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006. An automatic gearbox option for the 2.