Mild facelift for 2006
Τhese photographs that leaked in the internet during an importer presentation reveal the Fiat Stilo 2006 facelift. The mild facelift will be applied to all versions (3-door, 5-door and Multiwagon) and it is Stilo’s final update before the Italians unveil an all new model in the end of this year.
The most significant changes affect the exterior styling, where a new grille (first seen on the mini Trepiuno concept) which give the Stilo a more family look. The grille includes a chrome inlay, with a perforated central belt and smooth ‘whisker’ sections flanking the laurel-embedded Fiat emblem. The bumper protection mouldings are now colour-coded, whereas a new range of colours will be offered, including the Blu Magnetico recently introduced on the Grande Punto. A new range of alloy’s include 16-inch 8-spoke design.
In the passengers cabin, the changes include a new two-tone trim with a nylon-like material applied on the seats. The material is reportedly soft and comfortable, as well as being practical in colour. The trim on the seats also includes a ribbed central pattern, similar to the effect presented on the Grande Punto Dynamic trim level. Other changes focus on the aluminium-finished instrument binnacle and a rounder gearlever knob, which is also complemented by an embossed aluminium gate pattern.
The lightly facelifted versions of the Stilo are due to go on sale across Europe after its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.