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A facelifted version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta has already been spotted testing; launch event invite teases the new car's nose
Doug Revolta Autocar
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9 February 2016

The facelifted Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be revealed on 24 February, as confirmed by a launch event invite that also teases the new car's nose.

The 2016 model has already been spotted testing in the Arctic Circle ahead of its launch. The disguised prototype suggests that exterior tweaks on the hatchback are minimal.

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Alterations are focused on the front of the car, where the refreshed design carries subtle cues from the forthcoming Giulia, which is also due an update. The front bumper gets a revised design, and camouflaged light clusters hint at some changes. 

The rear lights remain the same as those of the current car, while a camouflaged interior on a test mule spotted late last year suggests that upgrades in the cabin should be expected.

There's no official confirmation yet of how the engine line-up may change, but more efficient versions of the familiar T-Jet petrol and Multijet diesel units are likely to replace the current crop of powerplants.

First launched in 2010, the Giulietta is priced between £18,450 and £27,590 and counts the Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf among its rivals in its class. There's no official word from Alfa Romeo on whether this facelift will command a price increase.

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AndyT 9 February 2016

Please DON'T make it look

Please DON'T make it look like the bland Giulia!
topsecret456987 9 February 2016

Alfa have historically made

Alfa have historically made flawed cars. It is the flaws that make them curiously charismatic, and those that tolerate the imperfections, love the vehicle for what they do brilliantly - even if it is just being pretty. Golf's et al are good at everything - better than one will ever need - but brilliant at absolutely nothing. Which is why they are dull and so very boring and sensible. Long-live the flawed Alfa :)
androo 9 February 2016

What's the betting they'll make it worse?

The Giulietta may not be a particularly great car in many ways, but it really does look good. I fear this will be like the facelift of the Maserati-nose Punto.

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