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


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd February 2012, 11:44   #61
BHPian
 
advaitlele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pune, Vadodara
Posts: 493
Thanked: 249 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Linea as it is one of the best designs. Why change?

What Fiat needs is new design and ideas in their sales and service setup and not in their cars.

BTW any news if Panda or Multipla is coming to India? There were some stories floating around sometime back.
advaitlele is offline  
Old 2nd February 2012, 12:28   #62
BHPian
 
drdeepudev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Alleppey, Kerala
Posts: 229
Thanked: 54 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Happy that I own the old linea. The grill in the spy pic is not to my taste. Moreover there is no much change in the headlamp design too. But I doubt whether it is for India? On a side note, was expecting Fiat Freemont to be out in India this year.
drdeepudev is offline  
Old 2nd February 2012, 13:05   #63
BHPian
 
Durango Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 774
Thanked: 672 Times
Infractions: 0/2 (9)
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

To subtle a facelift, if you can call it that. Can feature in spot the 6 differences with its present sibling. Agree with the other members: Grill looks Old 'Verna'ish and unattractive.
Durango Dude is offline  
Old 2nd February 2012, 13:18   #64
BHPian
 
Maverick1977's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 832
Thanked: 249 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Its tough to change the looks of a good looking car but it would be seriously tough to change the look of a car which is already gorgeous. Linea is one such car where-in the designers would have a seriously tough time. Giving the car an all new look might not go down well with many around the globe.
Maverick1977 is offline  
Old 2nd February 2012, 13:25   #65
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,731
Thanked: 2,841 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Honestly, I hardly see any value addition over the existing model.

Having said that, I think we must have a proper look at the car to know how well the new grill and bumper fit in. Cars with all the tape and masking can often present a diff. picture.

I'd have liked projector head-lights; they'd have brought in an altogether nice look.
libranof1987 is online now  
Old 2nd February 2012, 13:32   #66
Distinguished - BHPian
 
deetjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kochi
Posts: 4,045
Thanked: 7,372 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Why fix it, if it ain't broke?

Also, this looks so much like the old Verna. Bad bad job.

And for the Indian market at least, its not new looks that the Linea really needs. Fiat India will do well by bringing in the 1.6MJD than this facelift.
deetjohn is offline  
Old 2nd February 2012, 13:32   #67
BHPian
 
Turbokick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bhubaneswar
Posts: 512
Thanked: 237 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

What value does it give ? I mean this minor facelifts to a great looking car.
I never like Palio stile (ahead of Palio).
Original italian design age well why fiddle with it ?
Turbokick is offline  
Old 2nd February 2012, 14:36   #68
BHPian
 
jalsa777's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 637
Thanked: 1,044 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by mobius 1 View Post


In fact the headlamps also seem a lot similar to the old Verna .

I just hope Fiat doesn't do to the new Linea what Maruti did to the new Dzire !
Quote:
Originally Posted by rohanjf View Post
Since we are so used to the superbly gelling allround curves of Linea, this chiselling seems a little out of place. Changes to headlight shape, grille, bumper are all I can see. And the bootlid has the shape of Rapid's bootlid, no?
I see no difference in the headlight design

Name:  asa.jpg
Views: 2466
Size:  12.2 KB
jalsa777 is online now   (2) Thanks
Old 2nd February 2012, 22:31   #69
BHPian
 
RIC.BURNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 192
Thanked: 102 Times
Default Re: 2013 Linea Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayankjha1806 View Post
Looks very similar to me when compared to the current one. The changes might be very small and maybe more noticeable to folks who have seen Linea close or have owned it.

Are there any changes being talked about under the skin?
There may be a little boost to the multijet and a 1.4 MultiAir engine will be added to the international lineup not sure of here.
RIC.BURNS is offline  
Old 3rd February 2012, 07:57   #70
Senior - BHPian
 
rajeev k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Emerging Metro
Posts: 3,306
Thanked: 1,730 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Indians were very happy very earlier if the drill is changed as the new model which HM did with all those 2,3 and 4 marks. Premier also did it.
Fiat is found wanting in making the right move at the right time at least in India. More than mere cosmrtic stuff.
rajeev k is offline  
Old 3rd February 2012, 09:47   #71
BHPian
 
amitg79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 353
Thanked: 224 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

I don't see any change except the front air dam and a slightly reworked grille. And a bit of tweaking to the boot design.
The more significant changes should be under the skin, maybe bring in the MultiAir engines and also the 1.6 Multijet.
amitg79 is offline  
Old 3rd February 2012, 11:44   #72
Senior - BHPian
 
anachronix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 3,250
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Oh no, the beautiful butt of the Linea is gone now! Fiat has simply spoiled the beauty
anachronix is online now  
Old 3rd February 2012, 12:18   #73
BHPian
 
arjab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MAA/CCU
Posts: 647
Thanked: 1,199 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

Fiat should refrain from fiddling around with the existing Linea's classic lines. The refresh does not look very appealing and in fact relegates the Linea to just another "ordinary looking sedan" .
I don't know what FIAT India's gameplan is , but keeping in mind the fact that they have not brought the facelifted Grande Punto to our shores, I don't think they will get this in too soon.

Rather they can seriously think of offering an 'auto box option for the Linea Diesel in the ACTIVE and Dynamic variants to take on the competition.
arjab is offline  
Old 3rd February 2012, 18:32   #74
SRK
Senior - BHPian
 
SRK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,161
Thanked: 352 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

I've tried to unveil the new Linea by creating a speculative rendering for it.
This is what I came up with after having a good look at the spy pics.

Well, I too like the earlier one but this ain't bad either.
Has a more smooth look to it.
Expect more chrome

Source: IAB
Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot-linea_facelift.jpg
SRK is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 3rd February 2012, 18:48   #75
BHPian
 
rao_battula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hyderabad, India
Posts: 128
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Fiat Linea 2013 - Spy Shot

It looks good, may be better than the current one. It would be nice to render the new butt too.
rao_battula is offline  
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 14:50.

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