The term facelift
is sometimes used in an automotive
context to refer to minor revisions to a model of a car
in the middle of its production run. The basic design of the car remains the same, but aesthetic, and generally superficial, alterations are made. These might include changes to the front fascia
, bumpers, dashboard and center console, and various body or interior trim accesories.
A facelift allows a carmaker to make a model appear newer without taking the time and expense to completely redesign it. Facelifts generally occur about midway through the cycle of a given model generation.
Other changes are often made to a model concurrently with the facelift, such as a different engine or a re-tooled suspension or transmission. However, these changes are not readily visible and are not generally considered part of a facelift.
Facelifted cars with non-interchangeable headlights
Facelifted cars with Interchangeable headlights