Production in Thailand began in March 2002 and ran for only a couple of years and vehicles produced there were targeted for the Asia Pacific markets. Archived from on 7 January 2012. Get a closer look with the. From start to finish, this Sportwagon has enjoyed refurbishment works totalling a jaw-dropping £8k. For example, the product range has been extended to include an Impression specification as well the Progression and Distinctive versions to increase the buying opportunities. Archived from on 23 July 2011.
For here we have a wagon where stylists have produced what many regard as a very good looking car indeed. This replacement vehicle went on to also spawn the , the three-door coupe that replaces the along with its convertible sister the new. More of our most popular articles. Under the bonnet is the same 114kW 2-litre variable valve timed twin cam four fitted to the sedan the V6 is not available in the Sportswagon. The 156 is widely considered to be one of the company's greatest achievements, with broad success throughout the European market.
Now the New Alfa 156 and Alfa Sportwagon bring their exclusive world ever closer to their potential customers. This device restores torque to the engine to prevent the wheel skidding as a result of lock. And of course the rear seat can be tilted forward, with a 60:40 split used. You come up to the corner, turn the wheel, and - there! The 156 Sportwagon features the addition of fold down rear seats which increases the luggage area normally covered by a privacy screen. Later models were to build on this success: from the flagship to the effervescent Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon and the newer, highly acclaimed compact. Above this threshold, the engine harnesses all the engine's power to increase performance.
Get your Matt Monroe tunes ready for a drive through the mountains. The Fiat-Chrysler owned marque built its models with passion and designed them with sheer driving pleasure in mind, and consequently it has suffered a reputation for reliability woes for as long as any petrolhead can remember. Put your foot down in any gear at any speed and there's positive response. As far as passive safety is concerned, the New Alfa 156 and Alfa Sportwagon are now fitted - as standard on all versions - with window bags that drop down along the windows in the case of side impact to safeguard the heads of front and rear occupants. In particular, the new model now features Alfatex®, a new high-tech cloth used to trim seats and door panels.
The power-on understeer can be translated into power off oversteer, and - even with no rear passengers or luggage - the back can really hang out. Customers can choose a colour for their car from a palate of sixteen shades. The facia has been completely revised and made even better looking by three colourways: black on beige, black on grey, dark grey on light grey shade on shade matches. Hence the decision to model the exterior shape to bring it up to date and also to adjust the volumes and sizes. And it's hard to forgive such an approach in a vehicle whose raison d'etre is the carriage of goods. This range of vehicles were manufactured between 1996 and 2007 while the 156 was discontinued in Europe late in 2005, leaving the Q4 Crosswagon to continue in production until the end of 2007.
Background image courtesy of Thibaut Nagorny, via unsplash. As is borne out by the performance results. Archived from on 7 January 2012. The Italdesign team blended the grille even more into the shape of the car's front end to emphasise its importance and its sporty nature. Archived from on 6 July 2011.
The only notable difference exterior-wise was body coloured mirrors and bumper strips which were earlier black. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2. The white-faced main instruments - speedo and tach - are deeply recessed into separate binnacles, making the one-glance reading of both impossible. The spare wheel cover - effectively the floor of the load space - can be reversed, carpet being swapped for a hard plastic surface on which wet items can be temporarily stored. Or a sensor that makes parking manoeuvres easier. The engine choices are plentiful, with a four-cylinder, 1.
Its style included high curved flanks, retro styled front door handles, recessed rear door handles, and a dramatic deep , which necessitated a highly unusual off-centre licence plate holder. Kilometres: 192000 For Sale by: Private Seller Type of Title: Clear most titles Fuel Type: Petrol Manufacturer: Alfa Romeo Doors: 5 Model: 156 Colour: Red Body Type: Station Wagon Engine Size litre : 2. The model now confirms its own vitality by offering the public the new Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon. The best possible visibility under all driving and weather conditions is assured by Xenon headlights optional. These offer a lighting intensity and duration twice that of normal halogen headlights and are also more efficient 85 instead of 25 lumen per Watt.