GM/Fiat Premium platform
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|GM/Fiat Premium platform|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car
|Layout||Front engine, Front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive|
|Vehicles||Alfa Romeo Brera
Alfa Romeo Spider
Alfa Romeo 159
Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon
Alfa Romeo Visconti (concept car)
Opel Insignia concept
|Wheelbase||2,525–2,700 mm (99.4–106.3 in)|
The architecture debuted in production form with the Alfa Romeo Brera, was used earlier Opel Insignia concept in 2003 and Alfa Romeo Visconti (concept car) in 2004. Even after the dissolution of the GM/Fiat partnership, both companies retain the rights to continue developing Premium-derived models, though no GM versions are known.
Saab stopped development of its Premium automobile in late 2002; the Saab models (the 9X sports car and the replacement for the 9-5 sedan) would have used an entirely different suspension than the Alfa Romeo vehicles, which would have proved too expensive. The platform debuted in 2003 with the Opel Insignia concept car, though this vehicle was not produced. A planned Buick model was also dropped. In the end, only the Alfa Romeo models moved forward. Some of the GM models originally set to use the Premium platform eventually were produced using the GM Epsilon II platform.