Spied – 2014 Fiat Linea (facelift) caught on test, again
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Fiat India continues to test the Linea facelift and these latest spy images were taken by Team BHP member ‘ceebeezee’. The camouflaged prototype was spotted on the Pune-Aurangabad highway.
The company had shown no signs of launching the refreshed Linea this year, but instead introduced a cut-price, entry-level variant of the sedan dubbed ‘Linea Classic’.
Speaking about the exteriors, the Linea facelift gets a new grille, a redesigned front bumper with chrome highlights for the air dams and re-profiled headlights. Designers have carried out further changes at the rear, where the registration plate enclosure is on the bootlid instead of the bumper.
While the rear bumper gets a thick chrome strip to mask the absence of the number plate, the bootlid is redesigned with a chrome highlight with ‘Linea’ engraved on it. Interior changes include a new center console with a redesigned dashboard and instrument cluster.
The Linea facelift will be available with petrol and diesel options. While the petrol variants could source their power from the 1.4-liter T-JET (turbocharged) motor, Fiat could introduce their 1.6-liter MultiJet engine on the diesel variants.
The Linea facelift is very likely to be launched in India at the upcoming Auto Expo which takes place in the first week of February.