Come Auto Expo and a new colour and engine will find home in FIAT India’s top selling model – the Linea. The surprise comes in the form of a 1.6-litre Multijet Diesel engine producing 105PS – an engine that ironically doesn’t power any of the Lineas outside! But as per our sources close to FIAT, the engine is currently being tested not only in the Linea but also in the Grande Punto.
There has been a lot of commotion about both these cars being underpowered for the amount of weight they carry. The 1.6 Multijet might hence do the trick for FIAT. The Linea will also come with a new colour – the ‘cool jazz blue (shown above)’ which we have already seen on the Punto. The 1.6-litre Multijet will also be seen soon on the 2010 SX-4, with which Maruti-Suzuki aims to take on the segment leader – the Honda City.