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 seems to be getting a new fascia with a new bumper, head lamps, fenders and grille. Also, the car gets revived bumper and lamps at the rear. The spy shot here shows that Fiat has done with the Audi-ish ‘Bulgarian beard’ and gets a grille that reminds us of last generation Hyundai Verna.The 2013 Linea is due to launch by the end of this year. The car is expected to hit the home market by the end of this year and that will soon be followed by an Indian debut.
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 two Fiat Caffe outlets, the second one soon opening at Pune.
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