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WATCH: Five of the most effective car facelifts

2019-02-25 08:50

Robin Classen

Land Rover Discovery

Image: Press Association

A facelift is a common way to refresh a car in the middle of its production cycle to attract more buyers.

Design and technological upgrades are the most frequent while still retaining the same engine and mechanical parts found in the original model.

New and improved

Most cars benefit from refreshed looks because it gives designers the chance to add another dimension to the car they might have wanted to implement on the previous models.

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Volkswagen and Ford are some of the manufacturers that benefit from launching facelift Polo, Polo Vivo and Fiesta models.

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