Spied – Fiat Linea facelift continues testing, but when does it launch?
Posted on: Oct 19, 2013 - 11:52am IST
The Fiat Linea facelift continues testing in and around Pune, Maharashtra, and these latest spy images come from our reader, Mr. Snatak Mundada.
As these images reveal, the Linea facelift will get a completely re-done rear fascia which will see the placement of the registration plate enclosure on the bootlid (currently it is on the bumper).
As a result, the bootlid will be redesigned while the bumper gets a thick chrome strip to mask the absence of the registration plate enclosure.
The front of the refreshed Linea sees an all-new bumper with chrome highlights and the new grille gets two horizontal slats, which looks simpler than the current design. A new alloy wheel design completes the exterior round of changes.
Inside, the refreshed Linea gets an all-new center console and a redesigned instrument cluster housing. Fiat has also changed the entire design of the dashboard and the aircon vents, music system and the control dials are now separated from each other.
The Linea facelift is expected with a single petrol and diesel engine option. Fiat India would use the 1.4-liter turbocharged T-JET engine producing 114 PS and 207 Nm of torque to power the petrol variants while the diesel lineup could see the introduction of the 1.6-liter MultiJet engine.