On sale since 2017, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is getting ready for its first mid-life update.
We’ve already spotted prototypes during cold weather testing earlier this year but now it’s time to change the winter scenery for the arid landscape of southern Spain where Alfa Romeo engineers are currently assessing the Stelvio in hot weather.
Compared to the previous sighting, the camouflage is lighter, especially on the rear quarter panels and the front fenders. The bumpers continue to be covered with tape but they don’t seem to get significant changes. Still, new full LED headlights are expected as testing moves on. Interestingly, both the front and rear badges are camouflaged — could Alfa Romeo apply an update to its corporate logo as well?
The interior photos which are from the last sighting reveal a newly-designed center console with a slightly different look for the gear shifter as well as the relocation of the button for the electronic park brake which now sits next to the transmission lever. The armrest between the seats features a new design as well. Alfa Romeo is also expected to give the facelifted Stelvio a digital instrument cluster as an option. Updates to the infotainment system should be in the cards too.
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Word on the street is that Alfa’s first SUV will also gain mild hybrid technology but nothing is confirmed so far. We should learn more as we approach the launch of the facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio which is likely to happen either towards the end of this year or in early 2020 at one of the major upcoming auto shows.