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What Is The Difference Between A 'Facelift', An 'Update' And A 'Next Generation' Car?

What Is The Difference Between A 'Facelift', An 'Update' And A 'Next Generation' Car?

Posted on | Updated 19th Mar 2021

If you’re looking for a new Motability car you might keep hearing or reading about terms such as ‘facelift’, ‘model year’, ‘update’, ‘next generation’ and ‘refresh’ in vehicle reviews and conversations with Motability Specialists. Phrases like ‘the Vauxhall Crossland is about to get a facelift’ and ‘recently updated SEAT Ateca’ describe some kind of refresh to a model, but what does each one mean? Here’s everything you need to know.