IAB Report - 2014 Fiat Linea to be launched in March, Avventura in second-half of 2014

14/02/2014 - 14:31 | ,  ,   | Karthik H

Fiat India has confirmed to us that the newly unveiled 2014 Fiat Linea will be launched in March.

Fiat Linea facelift at Auto Expo 2014
A launch in March has been confirmed for the 2014 Fiat Linea.

The company has also confirmed to us that a launch is planned for every 3-4 months this year with the Linea at the starting gate. The second launch is likely to be the Abarth 500 around July followed by Avventura towards October.

The 2014 Fiat Linea gets a new grille and bumper with chrome inserts and a repositioned rear number plate. Restyled taillights also get a chrome strip running along the bottom.

Fiat Linea facelift rear three quarters left at Auto Expo 2014
The 2014 Fiat Linea comes with cruise control, rear parking sensors and rain sensing wipers.

On the inside, the 2014 Fiat Linea gets a whole new centre console with a new music system with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as fresh plastics for the aircon vents. Fiat had confirmed during the unveiling that the car comes with cruise control, reverse parking sensors and rain sensing wipers.

Fiat Avventura front three quarters
The Fiat Avventura will be launched in the second half of this year, possibly during the festive season.

As for the Avventura, the crossover that made its global debut in India gets projector headlamps, new grille with new airdams, flat bonnet and metal skid guards. At the rear, the taillights are the same as those on the Punto facelift that hasn't yet shown up in India.

Fiat Avventura rear three quarters view
The Avventura gets the same taillights as the Fiat Punto facelift, which hasn't been revealed to India yet.

Inside, the Avventura gets the facelifted Punto's centre console and a splattering of Avventura badges. Analog Roll and Tilt gauges on the dashboard will tell the driver about the car's inclination and banking, though this vehicle cannot be taken anywhere off-road.

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