Photos of upcoming model taken in factory
6 July 2009

These are the first images of the production ready Alfa Romeo Milano, which have leaked out of the factory after they were posted on Facebook.

The car takes clear styling cues from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizone, and includes details such as hidden rear door handles, as on the current 147.

See the full image gallery here

Twitter - follow

Reports suggest the Milano is slightly wider and lower than the current 147, which it will replace. The car is built on the latest version of Fiat's Group's C- and D-segment platform, which is called C-Evo. The platform will also be used on new cars in the United States, including the upcoming Chrysler Sebring replacement.

Alfa's revolutionary Multiair engines will be compatible with the adapted platform. The car is also expected to be available with Alfa's AMT dual-clutch tranmission. Front and four-wheel drive variants have also been mooted.

The Milano is expected to go on sale early in 2010, after its launch was put back because of the current economic climate.

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that it is moving away from giving its cars numbers rather than names. Court filings during Chrysler's bankruptcy show the 147 will become the Milano, and the next 159 the Giulia.

See all the latest Alfa Romeo reviews, news and video

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Volvo V90
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The Volvo V90 is a big estate ploughing its own furrow. We’re about to see if it is refreshing or misguided
  • Kia Stonic
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Handsome entrant into the bulging small crossover market has a strong engine and agile handling, but isn’t as comfortable or complete as rivals
  • Hyundai Kona
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Hyundai's funky-looking Kona crossover with a peppy three-cylinder engine makes all the right noises for the car to be a success in a crowded segment
  • Citroën C3 Aircross
    First Drive
    17 October 2017
    The Citroen C3 Aircross has got funky looks and a charming interior, but it's another small SUV, and another dynamic miss. Numb steering is just one thing keeping it from class best
  • Skoda-Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Diesel version of Skoda’s junior SUV is unobtrusive and undemanding, but we’d still go for the silkier petrol version of the Karoq