IAB Report – 2014 Fiat Linea facelift launching on March 5, bookings open

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Fiat India has commenced taking bookings for the 2014 Linea facelift. The sedan, which featured in our list of upcoming mid-size sedans yesterday, will be launched in Mumbai on March 5.

As our previous story revealed, noteworthy features on the refreshed 2014 Fiat Linea include a brand new dashboard with restyled AC vents, cruise control, reverse parking sensors, radio with audio commands and a new music system which retains existing features such as USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth. Automatic wipers and headlights are already seen on the top-end variants of the Linea.

2014 Fiat Linea Facelift Bookings Open India
Features on the Fiat Linea facelift include cruise control and reverse parking sensors.

The Linea will be offered with a petrol and a diesel engine. The diesel motor, is not the 1.6-liter Multijet, but instead the same 1.3-liter Multijet engine which produces 93 PS at 4,000 rpm and 209 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm on the current model.

Fiat will not offer the naturally-aspirated 1.4-liter petrol engine on the refreshed Linea. The 2014 Linea petrol will get its power from the 1.4-liter turbocharged T-JET engine which produces 114 PS at 5,000 rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 2,200 rpm on the current model. Both variants of the new Linea are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The booking amount for the new Linea is INR 5,000. Post the interim budget announcement, Fiat India is believed to have re-thought the prices of the car.

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