It has hardly been three months since the launch of 2012 Fiat Linea in Indian market. However, in Turkey, Fiat has started assembling a facelifted Linea.

The new Linea, as seen in the pictures below has a redesigned front bumper and a new pair of fog lamps. The parabolic headlamps remain the same but the sporty mesh grille has gone. Instead, Fiat has made the design simpler by having just two horizontal chrome slats and a thick chrome surround.  The side profile largely remains unchanged while at the rear expect mild design changes in the boot lid and the bumper. Also see our 2012 Fiat Linea video review.

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In Turkey, the outgoing model of the Linea is powered by the same three engine options offered in India: the 1.4-litre petrol, 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel but it is also offered in a 1.6-litre Multijet diesel engine. The facelifted Linea will have a 1.4-litre Multi-air petrol engine and the second generation 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine. Whether the 1.4-litre Multi-air petrol will make its way to the India bound Linea is yet to be known.

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Fiat launched the 2012 Linea in India with new features such as rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, improved sound proofing (diesel versions), improved air conditioning system and best-in-class ground clearance (185 mm).

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Despite the upgrades, sales of the Linea have not progressed. The company sells less than 500 units of the Linea a month while its rivals such as Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid sell at over 2,500 units per month. Do you think, the new Linea with cosmetic updates, which may take a year to hit the Indian market, can help Fiat improve its sales?

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12 replies

  1. Profile photo of Davinder Singh Randhawa
    Davinder Singh Randhawa answers:

    beauty on wheels, nothing to say just interiors need a little bit upgradation

  2. Rohan Acharekar answers:

    wow….. she looks awsome………

  3. Profile photo of Ekansh Saxena
    Ekansh Saxena answers:

    for me, the current linea looks better than this 1…

  4. Profile photo of Karthikeyan Chidambaram
    Karthikeyan Chidambaram answers:

    The current linea looks more classier..

  5. Profile photo of Jignesh Patel
    Jignesh Patel answers:

    Current Linea isa beauty. Fiat should give 1.6 MJD with current model thats it no facelift required

  6. Profile photo of Hrishi Acharya
    Hrishi Acharya answers:

    current and is one too linea i s a gr8 car but fiat sld improve A.S.S to beat all other sedans and also fiat sld provide all features which are available in verna,vento,city,rapid with an option of automatic transmission,sunroof,auto mirror folding mirrors with integrated turn indicators etc.

  7. Profile photo of Hrishi Acharya
    Hrishi Acharya answers:

    sum how looks like old verna.

  8. Profile photo of Navin Thirugnanam
    Navin Thirugnanam answers:

    the one in india is awesome.. kindly do not make any changes to d exterior.. look into the engine n transmissions, which needs to be upgraded.. a 6 speed auto or manual on both petrol n diesel wil do.. price aint a problem dese days.. improve d rear legroom if possible..

  9. Profile photo of Kunal Sharma
    Kunal Sharma answers:

    Pictures are not showing the complete facelift. Linea, we have right now is an awesome car, I hope Fiat will do something better with the car.

  10. Profile photo of Bikash Tripathy
    Bikash Tripathy answers:

    As per Engines are Considered Fiat Rocks but still i dont understnad why they r fairing bad in India….

  11. Profile photo of Balamurali Balakrishnan
    Balamurali Balakrishnan answers:

    Looks like a Antique Model. The Current model is Hot and Sexy….. Add some Aerodynamics if required.

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