Fiat has already talked in detail about their roadmap in India and there are some exciting products lined up from this Italian giant.
Currently, Fiat has only a single Linea in the C-sedan segment. Fiat is going to launch a refresh of the gorgeous looking car pretty soon. Towards the end of this year, Fiat will launch ‘Linea Classic‘ which we assume will be the current Linea which will obviously come devoid of some luxury features. Does this remind you of Ford Fiesta in India?
Early next year, Fiat will launch the new Linea in India which has already made it to a few international markets. This new Linea will sit in the premium C-segment over Linea Classic and will come with the following engine options.
- 1.4L Turbocharged petrol
- 1.6L Multijet Diesel
That means that new Linea will ditch the current lower powered naturally aspirated 1.4L petrol and 1.3L multijet diesel. It will carry the 1.4L engine in its current turbocharged T-Jet form which (currently) produces 114PS of power and 207Nm of torque. The more interesting bit here is the diesel engine. New Linea will bring the 1.6L Multijet diesel motor which will debut here in India on Fiat cars.
Both these engines are expected to be shared on Jeep’s B-segment and C-segment SUV’s which will come later. Fiat has chalked out a nice little strategy. Two sedans in both entry level and premium C-segment will be a welcome move and a proper differentiation will help both to not eat into each other’s shares.