The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Italian carmakers first SUV hasn’t been around very long and anytalk of a facelift may seem a little premature however with a 7 seater version scheduled to arrive by 2022 it seems Alfa Romeo is already testing and trialing a Stelvio with a few midlife nips and tucks – or MCA (Mid Cycle Action) as Alfa Romeo call it.
The images from Carscoops don’t give too much away. As is the norm with test vehicles, camouflage exterior covers what seems to be any change in the vehicles design. In fact it is difficult to really see any noticeable differences between the camouflaged Quadrifoglio Stelvio and those not camouflaged parked next to it.
With Alfa Romeo recently unveiling its first Electric hybrid with the Tonale it is to be expected design features from that model will also appear on any mid life facelift Stelvio, keeping the looks familiar throughout the Alfa Romeo family, indeed the Giulia is also expected to receive similar in 2020.
Photographers did manage to take a peak inside the cabin of the Stelvio on test and noticed a few small changes to the interior. The centre console seems to have changed slightly, the parking brake has moved and the infotainment controller looks slightly different to the existing one including some new icons suggesting the Stelvio could have some new onboard technology on the way.
Certainly Alfa Romeo is on a roll right now with new models due in the next 12 months it’s good to see the carmaker isn’t resting on its laurels as it continues to get a foothold in the competitive executive sports market up against rivals such as Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes.