The good folks at MotorBash are at it again! Seen here are spy pics of the second 2013 Fiat Linea facelift test mule that our friends have spotted testing on Indian roads.
The 2013 Linea facelift is already on sale in many markets abroad and it is being said that the refreshed sedan could be launched here during Diwali season this year.
As with almost every other mid career facelift, the Fiat Linea facelift boasts of 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.
On the inside, the car will get slightly revised panels, an upholstery change and more equipment.
It is being said that the Linea facelift will bring along with it 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.
The Linea has never been very successful in taking the upper C segment of Indian car market by storm and has suffered mainly due to poor after sales support being was provided by the Tata-Fiat venture. However, with Fiat India having done away with the Tata link and taken steps to improve its network, the Linea facelift could have a better fate than the pre-facelift model.
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