Our friend Yash Chavan has spotted not one, not two but three Fiat Linea facelift test mules together in Pune.
As can be observed in these pics, the Linea Facelift has a revised boot-lid, which houses the rear number plate. The car also gets a new rear bumper, new front bumper, a new front grille and a lip spoiler. For the Linea facelift, designers at Fiat have done away with the Audi-ish ‘Bulgarian beard’ and the C segment sedan now gets a new front grille that reminds us of the one on the last gen Hyundai Accent/Verna.
The 2013 Fiat Linea facelift is already on sale in European car markets and the updated Linea could be launched in India anytime this festive season.
It is being speculated that the Linea facelift will get a 1.6 litres Multijet diesel engine. Other engine option on offer might include the 1.4 litres turbocharged petrol motor that powers the Linea T-JET, the performance variant of the Linea sedan.
It may be noted that the Fiat Linea has never set the sales charts on fire in the upper C segment of Indian car market and has suffered mainly due to poor after sales support that was being provided by the Tata-Fiat venture. But now, as Fiat India and Tata Motors have parted ways for good, the Fiat’s attempt on improving the service network might make the Linea facelift enjoy a better fate than its predecessor. Talking about the pre-facelift model, the same would continue selling in India with the recently launched Classic variants.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Fiat Linea facelift India launch.