Fiat Linea facelift hits international market

| April 10, 2012 | 9 Comments

The gorgeous Fiat Linea has been in the international market since 2007 and it is high time the Italian manufacturer comes up with a Linea refresh. As expected, Fiat Linea has got a new fascia with a new bumper, grille and a lip spoiler. Also, the car gets revived rear bumper and tail lamps. Fiat has done away with the Audi-ish ‘Bulgarian beard’ and the Linea gets a grille that reminds us of last generation Hyundai Verna. The refreshed Linea hits the Turkey market in a few days and is expected to come to our shores by the end of this year.

It may be noted that Linea has never managed to take the upper C segment in India by storm and has been plagued due to poor after sales support being offered by the venture between Tata and Fiat. Some cases have surfaced where Tata dealers have been dishing out step motherly treatment towards Fiat car. However, lining on the clouds is that Fiat is reconsidering the deal with the Indian manufacturer and might break up from the JV. Fiat is gradually getting aggressive with its Indian operations by offering the latest variants of its cars and is also working on building a better perception in the eyes of the public. Fiat recently launched the Fiat Caffe at Delhi and the manufacturer’s seriousness for Indian market can be gauged from the fact that Fiat is trying so hard that India will soon be the only country to have 20 Fiat Caffe outlets, with the second one soon opening at Pune.

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Category: Fiat, Fiat Linea, News

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  1. Amit Agrawal says:

    rest all change is fine except the front grille. It somehow does not gel with the rest of the car.
    Overall, the current version looks better.

  2. Amit Agrawal says:

    rest all change is fine except the front grille. It somehow does not gel with the rest of the car.
    Overall, the current version looks better.

  3. Amit Agrawal says:

    rest all change is fine except the front grille. It somehow does not gel with the rest of the car.
    Overall, the current version looks better.

  4. And that's how you ruin a perfectly gorgeous looking car…
    P.s. my guess the cafe at Pune might have opened, last time I saw it was nearing completion..

  5. And that's how you ruin a perfectly gorgeous looking car…
    P.s. my guess the cafe at Pune might have opened, last time I saw it was nearing completion..

  6. And that's how you ruin a perfectly gorgeous looking car…
    P.s. my guess the cafe at Pune might have opened, last time I saw it was nearing completion..

  7. Yes it appears like it is complete. I make it a point to check it out everytime I am in Koregaon Park. But it isnt open yet.

  8. Yes it appears like it is complete. I make it a point to check it out everytime I am in Koregaon Park. But it isnt open yet.

  9. Yes it appears like it is complete. I make it a point to check it out everytime I am in Koregaon Park. But it isnt open yet.

  10. yeah….they screwed it up perfectly…seems they want lower their sales further…
    also..it seems they bench-marked old Hyundai Verna for front grille….wake up FIAT…we have so much love for your cars…please don't destroy it…

  11. yeah….they screwed it up perfectly…seems they want lower their sales further…
    also..it seems they bench-marked old Hyundai Verna for front grille….wake up FIAT…we have so much love for your cars…please don't destroy it…

  12. yeah….they screwed it up perfectly…seems they want lower their sales further…
    also..it seems they bench-marked old Hyundai Verna for front grille….wake up FIAT…we have so much love for your cars…please don't destroy it…

  13. What a stupid face down.

  14. What a stupid face down.

  15. What a stupid face down.

  16. Sunz says:

    Heard that the new Fiat T-Jet is being released in India (Bangalore) by Jan 2013. I got it from the KHT motors Bangalore. Any more info on this one?

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