Just yesterday, we shared with all of you a sneak peek into Linea facelift’s interiors for India and today we have relatively clearer shots of the car coming in via Uddhavraj001, a Teamfiat forum member, which reveal the car in full and also includes a dashboard shot, clearer than what we have shared yesterday.
Caught somewhere around Pune, this Linea mule confirms that India will also get a similar (and more upmarket) interiors as the international version. With the lone dashboard pic we have, we can clearly see:
- Two tone three layered dashboard
- Cubby-hole over the refreshed central AC vents and a chrome outline surrounding them
- As was the case with the mule we spied, this mule in pictures also carries a placeholder for the centrally mounted audio system which is, however not present.
- The chrome outlined dials from the instrument panel cluster are visible.
However there appear to be a few changes:
- The seats do not appear to be dual-tone as we have seen in the international model
- The positioning of gear lever is slightly altered and is more towards the driver.
What we know is the fact that new Linea will be propelled by the 1.4L turbocharged petrol motor from the current T-JET along with the most awaited 1.6L Multijet diesel engine which will make its debut here in India.
Fiat Linea facelift in Turkey gets three engine options which includes this 1.6L MJD which produces 105bhp of power and 290Nm of torque and is coupled with a 6 speed gearbox.
Now, this mule we have in pictures sports a 5-speed gearbox which clears that it is not the 1.6L MJD that is promised but the turbocharged petrol mill that will do duty.
Linea Classic & Linea Facelift Prices
Fiat will rebrand the current Linea as Linea Classic before launching the Linea facelift in India. What Fiat has cleared is that the Linea Classic will be repositioned in the C-low segment and the Linea facelift will take care of the C-High segment. They already have similar offerings in Turkey. Let’s have a look at Turkey’s prices:
- Linea Classic starts from 29,950 Turkish Lira which equates to approximately Rs 9.77 Lakh
- Linea Facelift starts from 32,950 Lira which is equal to Rs 10.75 Lakh
There is a difference of only Rs 1 Lakh between these two models. In India the current Linea starts at Rs 7.12 Lakh ex-showroom Delhi. We expect Fiat to lower the prices (and a few features) on the current Linea when it gets reincarnated to Linea Classic. Hence expect a really luring price tag. On the other hand, its difference might be higher than 1 Lakh with the Linea facelift is what we feel.
Let’s wait for Fiat to launch the Linea Classic towards the end of this year and the Linea facelift early next year.