Spied – Fiat Linea Facelift caught testing in India

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The Fiat Linea facelift has been spied testing in India. This image comes from MotorBash reader, Pulkit Malpani, who snapped this camouflaged test mule near Pune.

2014 Fiat Linea Facelift spied in India front
The grille and the placement for the logo instantly giveaway this Linea facelift.

Fiat India will be introducing this facelifted Linea by sometime early next year. The current Linea will continue to sell alongside and would be badged as the Linea Classic. We spoke to Mr. Nagesh Basavanhalli, MD of Fiat India, and we believe that the Linea Facelift (which could be introduced as the 2014 Fiat Linea in India) would be priced in the upper-end of the C-segment while the Linea Classic will cater to the lower end of the C-segment . Think of this like the 2013 Micra-Micra Active range.

2014 Fiat Linea Facelift spied in India rear
Number plate will relocate to the bootlid from the bumper.

There are a few giveaways that reveal this is a facelifted Linea and not the Linea Classic (which could get a minor redesign). The grille and the placement of the logo are the first signs that this is the facelifted version which went on sale in Europe.

2013 Fiat Linea facelift front

At the rear, the refreshed Linea gets its number plate holder on the boot, rather than the bumper. From the rear spy shot, it is clear that the bumper will house nothing but a set of reflectors. Given the rectangularly shaped exhaust pipe, we think this could be the T-Jet version on test, though it is believed that there were three test mules (a 1.4-liter petrol, T-Jet and a diesel maybe?).

2013 Fiat Linea facelift rear

[Images from MotorBash]

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