The 2014 version of Linea from Fiat looks much better than its earlier model. Fiat is also preparing the Punto for a comprehensive facelift and is expected with enhanced exteriors and interiors with powertrains carried over from the outgoing model – the 1.3-liter Multijet diesel and 1.2 and 1.4-liter petrols tuned for different output figures.
Although this might disappoint some, Fiat has good reason to keep the power delivery unchanged and running costs down to appeal to the segment of buyers the car is targeted at – small, young families in the cities/towns. The upcoming Punto has been seen and photographed many times earlier this year giving hints at the changes that could be expected.
Punto facelift will come with more bling added to enhance the exteriors and better quality materials for the interiors resulting in a package which should be much better to live with and be seen around in. The latest set of spy shots come from Pune, again, courtesy a member of Teamfiat.co.in.
The images consist of extreme close-ups of the redesigned headlights and LED tail lights which appear to be from the Avventura, fog lamps as well as the new alloy wheels and steel wheels. Apparently, one of the cars (the Emotion variant?) was wearing a set of new-design alloys and the other (Active, perhaps) a cheaper set of standard steel wheels covered up with caps.
The front and rear bumpers have also been redesigned and the overall exterior effect is much sportier than before. Spy shots of the interiors published earlier as well as these new set of images show a comprehensively reworked interior with new fabrics on the seats. The dashboard appears to be taken from the new Linea and looks gorgeous.
Fiat confirmed the introduction of 3 new products within this year at the New Linea’s launch and kept 2014 Punto under the wraps (details here). We expect the launch to happen by middle of this year followed by Avventura and Abarth 500 towards the end of 2014. Prices are expected to be similar to the current model on sale.