IAB reader spies a Fiat Linea Classic inside-out a day ahead of its launch

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013 - 9:39pm IST

An Indian Autos Blog reader, who wished to stay unnamed, has mailed us images of the Fiat Linea Classic. The Linea Classic is dimensionally identical to the current Linea, but its interior and the body are basic.

Fiat Linea Classic front spyshot
Chrome touches, foglamps, and body colored mirrors have been deleted.

The new base variant misses out on auto climate control, driver airbag, multifunction steering wheel, brushed aluminium highlights, beige dashboard, chrome body touches and alloy wheels.

Mechanically, the 1.3L diesel powertrain gets downgraded to 75bhp (used on the Punto). The petrol variant however stays where it is in terms of spec, with the 1.4-liter engine managing a more decent 88bhp output.

Fiat Linea Classic dashboard spyshot
The Linea Classic misses out on airbags, audio controls on the steering, auto climate control and a music system.

Fiat will position the Linea Classic below the current Linea to compete with the upper variants of the Honda Amaze, Tata Manza, Toyota Etios and the Ford Fiesta Classic. We aren’t given any hints on the margin of the price difference, but it is hardly a few hours before we get the actual numbers.

Fiat Linea Classic rear three quarters
The engine is a de-spec’ed version of the 1.3L motor which produces 75bhp.

We’re also told that a Classic+ variant would be launched tomorrow with a few features reinstated from the higher variants. The rehashed variant structure also makes a little extra room for the incoming Linea facelift variants, expected early next year.

Fiat Linea Classic Image Gallery

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3 thoughts on “IAB reader spies a Fiat Linea Classic inside-out a day ahead of its launch

  1. Manjunath says:

    Need to check on the ground clearance, as Linea had this problem with first version.

  2. Aravind says:

    Everything looks fine but wheels look too small for this big car and not sure how it will handle. Also the engine with 75bhp might be a deal breaker for many.

    People go for fiat for its ride quality, fun-to-drive nature and look. But my above mentioned points will spoils these aspects.

    Positives are its looks (except wheels), tank like build quality.

  3. Aravind Anand says:

    One never bought the Linea for its features or chrome bits alone. The base car was dynamically terrific and its ride had to be experienced to believed! So that still hasn’t changed, thus the Linea Classic will still appeal to people.
    But what might work against it, is the weesely 75 BHP engine. Frankly speaking, even 90 BHP felt less on such a heavy car.
    Good Luck FIAT! Hope to see more of your cars on the road!


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