Alfa Romeo plans to add a little make up to its Alfa 147‘s aging face, removing the chromed tailgate strip, while adding chromed whiskers to the side of the front grille, which will also feature chromed egg-crate design. It is expected that the little sporty family hatchback that was first launched six years ago in Turin, will still offer you no more than four engines with only one of them (the 1.9-liter four-banger) working on diesel.
Inside the cabin, there will be introduced some minor changes to the 147’s dashboard and instrumentations, including new, more expensive materials and fabrics.
Besides the new two-tone seat upholstery, there will also be a choice of new paint colors, including those, available to the Alfa 159 and Brera buyers, as well as a completely new shade, called Giulietta Red.
The Italian company also plans to introduce a completely new trim of the 147 — a new sporty 2006 Alfa Romeo Blackline model, which will be recognized by its black roof and rear spoiler, lowered suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, black/grey interior and exterior chromework replaced by a more tempered satin-effect finish.
Although the new 147 is already available to order, Alfa Romeo plans to introduce the restyled vehicle during the September motor show in Paris and to deliver the first updated 147 in October.
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