Fiat Linea facelift test mule spotted in India (again). Clearer Pics

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The good folks at TeamFiat forums have come up with a new set of spy pics of the India bound Fiat Linea facelift. The latest batch of spy pics clearly shows the updated interiors of the upcoming car.

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As can be seen in the above image, the dashboard of Linea facelift gets new aircon vents and an updated instrument console. The chief highlight of the new dashboard is its redesigned centre stack, which gets a new interface for the audio system. The car also gets an upholstery change, which includes more premium seat fabric.

Talking about the car’s exteriors, the Fiat Linea facelift sports a a revised front fascia which consists of a new bumper, grille and a lip spoiler. Also, the car gets a new rear bumper and revised taillights. With the advent of 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.

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The Linea facelift is likely to come to us with a 1.6 litres Multijet diesel engine. The other engine option on offer would be the 1.4 litres turbocharged petrol motor that powers the Linea T-JET.

With the advent of the facelift and Fiat India taking steps to improve its sales & after sales network, the Linea facelift could have a better fate in our car market than the pre-facelift model.

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  • Anonymous says:

    I want buy the fiat linea 1.6 med now I am having fluidic verna 1.6 six diesel but I am facing the problem for the ground clearance is very low I saw in the Internet our vehicle is 185 mm
    Venkataiah.kakarla
    Nellore A P

  • Ananya says:

    @Pravin – Hey surprised to see your comment that USB is missing????
    I own Linea Multijet Emotion Pk , bought this car 3 years ago.

    The USB slot is present in the Front-Left Dashboard. You may need to check it buddy.

    And i never used CD player, always used to play my songs from the USB drive.

  • Rohit Chauhan says:

    No I don’t agree with you on the design. In my opinion both the classic and upcoming Lineas are great lookers. You have just seen a camouflaged Linea in these pics. You should see the real thing which is already out in Europe. It looks great and fresh. And with the chrome used in the new sedan, I’m sure it will come into the pick up list of us Indian consumers who love chrome on their cars. And anyways, both the designs are here to stay in the market.

    Agree with the complaints on poor smaller storages in car i.e. glass holders for example. Poor sound insulation for road noise, tight gear and shifts which seem far behind from competition and poor audio systems. Looking at the refreshed interiors of the new car, I hope they’ve taken care of these small but important issues. Also, looking forward to the 1.6 MJD. 😉

  • Pravin says:

    I own a Linea T-Jet and the present day Linea looks better both externally and internally than this facelift for me.. Having an Audisque or Masseratiish front end is a compliment and replacing it with anything cheaper is outrightly cheap from FIAT..

    In its ownership the below are the shortcommings that ive observed:-

    1. Passenger space poor
    2. Internal knick knack storage extremely poor
    3. Ergonomic flaws like placement of certain switches and pedals
    4. Interior plastic quality and fit n finish is cheap
    5. Irritating turbo lag
    6. Poor sound insulation and therefore road noise
    7. Rubbery gearshifts, inconsistent and imprecise
    8. Truck like turning radius
    9. Poor Audio system Quality and options like USB missing
    10. Lack of Prompt n timely service and availability of spare parts.

    I hope and beleive theyve worked on the above shortcommings.

    Inspite of that with its newer considerably duller style.. Its prospects are poor in sales as FIAT has done enough damage to its brand image in the past..

    The only exciting part is the new 1.6 MJD..