It only tells you that they were following the marketing department and standard car production road map. Every car these days has an obligatory revamp half way through its shelf life to try and squeeze a few more sales before they need to start all over again with a new model.
This may be a far shot, or too idealistic, but I believe it, otherwise I wouldn't buy an Alfa:
Alfa is different kind of car manufacturer, not yet another box manufacturer. They show it in their uncompromised and brave designs. That is why there are people that admire it, although it shows today that it is to their own disadvantage.
Other examples of car manufacturers with uncompromised designs, in their own domain, are: Subaru, Saab, Volvo... (and no wonder: they are all in bad shape financially).
In the company like Alfa, marketing department does not order 'product' from design department and then they deliver. People in design department (the ones who designed pre FL) definitely know what they are doing, and when they have something to show they show it. My point is: Alfa is different company, they show it zillion times in their work, they were never following the standard car production map, so their designs always make sense, as FL did. I hope they survive as they did before, also for the sake of us. I know for myself, I'll try to help as much I can, so we can have the car that sticks out.