Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th November 2011, 09:27   #31
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: LA <--> Bombay
Posts: 459
Thanked: 132 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Fiat is basically going American now. And the Linea is pretty much having a sex change due to this.

I just hope that next year we get the 1.6MJD engine in the Linea and that would really make the current car complete.

Cheers
sahakar is offline  
Old 26th November 2011, 09:46   #32
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,710
Thanked: 7,607 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

This looks like Ford or Hyundai bought a controlling stake in Fiat.

There are already quite a few (including me) who are finding it difficult to digest the looks of new Verna and Fiesta. On top of that, we don'd need classy cars botching up the design just for the sake of so called sportiness. Definitely not welcome.
SDP is offline  
Old 26th November 2011, 10:15   #33
BHPian
 
Turbokick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bhubaneswar
Posts: 512
Thanked: 237 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

This is the perfect combination of grace and sophistication. Somehow I feel this car looks even better than the current Linea and will appeal our general public more.
Sharper lines are more popular in our market
Turbokick is offline  
Old 26th November 2011, 11:19   #34
Distinguished - BHPian
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 4,698
Thanked: 3,886 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irish View Post
Fiat Linea 2013 Spy Shot Emerge– Launch In Detroit In January 2012
Is this a concept? Timing is quite right as the current Linea does have the looks to continue for another couple of years.

I find the new look very Korean. Not much of Italian flair there.
vb-san is offline  
Old 26th November 2011, 12:13   #35
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Currently, New Delhi
Posts: 423
Thanked: 92 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

It looks as if somebody took the 2012 3 series, removed the kidney grille & added the Etios' side profile to the pic shown in page 1. I seriously doubt FIAT will sell it under the FIAT marque. It just doesn't fit in.
JustCause is offline  
Old 26th November 2011, 12:21   #36
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,055
Thanked: 6,602 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by vb-san View Post
Is this a concept? Timing is quite right as the current Linea does have the looks to continue for another couple of years.

I find the new look very Korean. Not much of Italian flair there.
It isn't far from the way the VW Scirocco, I'm of the opinion.

Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot-dodge.jpg

Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot-b2f3bf514aroccor3.jpg

Perhaps more like the Scirocco Concept..?

Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot-0609_a2008_volkswagen_scirocco04.jpg

Last edited by suhaas307 : 26th November 2011 at 12:24.
suhaas307 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 26th November 2011, 16:59   #37
Distinguished - BHPian
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 4,698
Thanked: 3,886 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by suhaas307 View Post
It isn't far from the way the VW Scirocco, I'm of the opinion.
Perhaps more like the Scirocco Concept..?
Good catch. There are some similarities indeed.

But the production model of Scirocco got much better than the concept, and looks very European, which is not the case with the Fiat shown above
vb-san is offline  
Old 28th November 2011, 12:43   #38
BHPian
 
Fiat&Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 257
Thanked: 25 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Overall look is stylish and sporty. But they should not spoil looks of Linea. Fiat should continue the most beautiful Babe "Linea" with upgrades like Interior, 1.6D engine etc to get more numbers.
This car can be introduced as "Fiat sportica" with all new and fresh colors which are not avaliable in Punto/Linea.
Fiat&Me is offline  
Old 28th November 2011, 15:05   #39
BHPian
 
Tats07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 357
Thanked: 85 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by Irish View Post
The two cars (Linea & Punto) will get some cosmetic and performance upgrades and the pricing will also be revised.
Will the same engine be tweaked to give better performance, i.e. more hp? I hope they're not going to revise the pricing upwards with their already dismal sales figures?

Cosmetic upgrade = change in interiors, HU et al.?
Tats07 is offline  
Old 28th November 2011, 15:21   #40
BHPian
 
figo_mba's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 473
Thanked: 208 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

For a country like US it looks good. I think for Indian market people would still prefer the beautiful lines of the current Linea.

And as for the engine the Multi Air is a gasoline engine so in India might see that as a disadvantage.

Again in the current model I think the only thing Fiat's got to do is put in a punchy engine and improve a little on the interior space front. Yeah and not to forget the ground clearance here.

It might be the color or just the photograph the blue color just does not gel with the red of the Fiat Emblem. How is the rear going to look like ?

Wondering if there's going to be any surprises during the Auto Expo '12
figo_mba is offline  
Old 28th November 2011, 15:49   #41
BHPian
 
arishi1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Thane - Mumbai
Posts: 291
Thanked: 12 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by rameshnanda View Post
For me, this car is looking like this. This is the unnamed Dodge car (Hornet???) that will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012. The news says that it is engineered by Fiat.


Source
2013 Dodge Small Car (Hornet) Spy Shots
New Compact Dodge Won't Be Named Hornet: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Dodge Compact Shows its Face Ahead of Detroit
What do you think Guys?
With FIAT taking the reins of Chrystler (Dodge) this is quite possible the Dodge Hornet is launch in European markets as FIAT model (if not as the next generation Linea)
arishi1 is offline  
Old 28th November 2011, 15:55   #42
BHPian
 
ghostrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 678
Thanked: 305 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

I think it looks fantastic. That is without a doubt one of the sexiest front-ends of any car in the indian auto landscape today, in my opinion.


I don't agree that it looks like a Verna at all...I can't see any elements of Hyundai styling in there. To me, it looks almost like an Alfa with the slim headlights that slant down and the butch front end.

If it looked likes this when it's launched and it comes with a good diesel mill, I'm pretty sure it would be on the top of my shopping list.
ghostrider is offline  
Old 29th November 2011, 11:54   #43
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: India
Posts: 592
Thanked: 648 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tats07 View Post
Will the same engine be tweaked to give better performance, i.e. more hp? I hope they're not going to revise the pricing upwards with their already dismal sales figures?

Cosmetic upgrade = change in interiors, HU et al.?
Only time will tell about the exact details.Cosmetic upgrades can be the changes in the glasses of headlight/break light or may be interiors as well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vb-san View Post
Is this a concept? Timing is quite right as the current Linea does have the looks to continue for another couple of years.

I find the new look very Korean. Not much of Italian flair there.
Agree, It is going to loose it's Italian looks. And also it is not a concept car.

Cheers!
Irish
Irish is offline  
Old 21st December 2011, 16:52   #44
BHPian
 
dreamseller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 400
Thanked: 351 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

This design looks contemporary, but might look out of fashion a couple of years down the line. The current Linea, however, looks like a timeless classic.

This, to me, looks like one of those cars which I love that they are there: adding jazz to the otherwise run-of-the-mill cars plying (e.g., Beat, New Verna) but when it comes to pick one of them I probably will pick something else. But that is what floats my boat.
I presume this New Linea, if it makes it to India, will find quite a lot of buyers.
dreamseller is offline  
Old 21st December 2011, 20:00   #45
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 36
Thanked: 8 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

The picture shown is of the Dodge Dart supposed to be revealed in the Detroit Auto Show 2012. The car is based on Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
See teaser pic
Attached Images
 
ntneo is offline   (3) Thanks
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tizze Lands Home: The Fiat Linea T-Jet 2013 puchoo Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 338 30th December 2016 12:28
First spy shot: 2011 Chevrolet Aveo sidindica The International Automotive Scene 29 13th December 2011 17:30
Spy Shot- Chevrolet Spark...! veyron1 The Indian Car Scene 41 10th June 2011 10:08
Montero INVECS-II auto launched; 2010 Indigo Spy shot on ACI's March issue last page. sidindica The Indian Car Scene 2 25th March 2008 15:45
The New Spy-Shot/Photochop of Lexus IS350 Coupe/Convert 1Day The International Automotive Scene 18 16th December 2005 00:17


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 02:29.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks