Revised Alfa 156 And Sportwagon In UK - Revised Model Range | Part Three

Alfa Romeo 156

 

Underneath, the front spoiler houses the foglights, and its air intakes are shielded by a black honeycomb mesh.

At the rear, the light clusters have been reshaped to harmonise with the new headlamps, and are heavily underscored to increase their prominence. The bumper section on both 156 and Sportwagon models is deeper, with the numberplate located further down, within a recessed moulding. On the 156 saloon, the position of the Alfa Romeo badge has been lowered beneath a new highlight line emphasising the volume of the boot.

Further to last year's extensive interior revisions, the new models offer a larger, easier to view, multifunction display in the centre of the dashboard. Leather upholstery is standard on Lusso versions with coordinating fascia colour.

Revised Model Range

Within a restructured, simplified model range, a new, entry-level Alfa Romeo 156 saloon becomes available with a choice of either 1.6 litre Twin Spark or 1.9 litre, 115 bhp JTD turbodiesel engines. These new models fit into the range below Turismo specification versions and are badged simply 1.6 T.Spark and JTD respectively.

Four specification levels – entry-level, Turismo, Veloce and Lusso – offer generous standard equipment throughout the range. Key equipment includes:

Entry level:
  • CD player
  • Cloth interior (grey or beige)
  • Steel wheels
  • Electric front windows
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Remote central locking and alarm
  • Alfa Code engine immobiliser
  • Six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ASR traction control
  • VDC stability control with ABD and MSR
  • FPS fire prevention system
Turismo - As entry-level, plus:
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front fog lights
  • Leisure Pack – front/rear armrest plus 3rd rear seatbelt/headrest
Veloce - As entry-level, plus:
  • Alfatex cloth upholstery
  • Black or two tone dashboard
  • 16" spoked alloy wheels
  • Remote audio controls on steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Electric windows front and rear
  • Dual Zone climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Third rear headrest and seatbelt
  • Front and rear armrest
  • Sports body kit
Lusso - As entry-level, plus:
  • Leather upholstery
  • Black or two tone dashboard
  • Cruise control
  • 16" Selespeed alloy wheels
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Remote audio controls on steering wheel
  • Dual Zone climate control
  • Front foglights
  • Third rear headrest and seatbelt
  • Front and rear armrest
  • Electric windows front and rear
Published 23 August 2003 Melanie Carter

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