Dare I say this looks a bit almost 'made in my shed?': it looks like an original grill with the bars removed & a new badge and backing mesh & the headlights could have been taken apart and had a carbon wrap. But hey what do I know!It IS cheaper without the bright horizontal finishers!
And it's a pretty open mesh to get enough air through with the change from the gappy bar design.
The carbon finish in the lamps replacing the ultra-fine ribs was probably needed for a re-grain of the mould after 6 years. Looks interesting. Another cost save if it coincides with no chrome on the part.
Do you mean piano black finish or a return to the original type 8C rocker switches ?There is a photo (which looks authentic) on Google images of the new look front end - showing this grill inset and some angled in headlights to bring it more in line with the Giulia look. The interior will now sport a piano key black dash cover which I understand is to be common across all models. The name creation is changing too, no more progression , exclusive, QV Line etc base will be i believe to be Junior and then Veloce with various packs being added to bring the spec up and QV to be only on the very top spec model only as a stand alone .