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Old 19th February 2014, 13:21   #1081
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The front does seem to be in line with the look of the Avventura. Here is a comparo:

Note the split grill, placement of FIAT logo, chin - which seems to be replaced with another unit wherein the air dam is replaced with foglamps

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At the rear, the tail-lights and the lights in the bumper seem to be same, but the bumper unit is different - looking at the placement of the numberplate and considering spare-wheel mounting is not required on the regular Punto hatchback

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The front does seem to be in line with the look of the Avventura. Here is a comparo:

Note the split grill, placement of FIAT logo, chin - which seems to be replaced with another unit wherein the air dam is replaced with foglamps

At the rear, the tail-lights and the lights in the bumper seem to be same, but the bumper unit is different - looking at the placement of the numberplate and considering spare-wheel mounting is not required on the regular Punto hatchback
The front grill certainly looks smaller than the Avventure.

The tail lights though looks exactly the same as the Avventure.

The Punto, in all probability, will get a refreshed dashboard in line with the new Linea.

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As per a Motorbeam article (refer below link) Fiat Linea (faecelift's) bookings have commenced & the vehicle will be showcased at dealerships from 26th Feb & will be launched on 05th Mar.

http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/fiat-l...-march-launch/

Moreover, they have confirmed that bookings have commenced at the dealerships, but no details of booking amount are given.

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Old 21st February 2014, 11:43   #1084
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Bookings have indeed commenced, posted on their Facebook page as well.
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I'm afraid without a 1.6L engine, no one's going to bite. Fiat seems to have understanding with all their engine clients that they will not be the first to introduce their engines in the market thereby giving the manufacturer an unfair advantage.
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The booking amount of Fiat Line facelift is Rs.5000 (courtesy IAB).
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I'm afraid without a 1.6L engine, no one's going to bite.
The fact is, even with the 1.6 engine, sadly, there won't be many takers for Fiat cars. In the past and even now, people have always come up with reasons why Fiat is not able to sell cars, and most of them have either been speculation or proven to be wrong.

Just think about it, why isn't the Punto selling while the Swift was with the same engine?
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Old 21st February 2014, 16:30   #1088
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Some how the Fiat India website is still catching up with respect to the new Linea.
No sign of the same or the fact that booking is on
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Old 21st February 2014, 16:42   #1089
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The booking amount of Fiat Line facelift is Rs.5000 (courtesy IAB).
Sounds rather low and wrong. Autocar India has mentioned in their article that it is Rs. 25,000.
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Sounds rather low and wrong. Autocar India has mentioned in their article that it is Rs. 25,000.
Maybe this (http://indianautosblog.com/2014/02/2...march-5-121598) is based on the low munbers Fiats are doing since long .
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Fiat Linea facelift to start from Rs 7.64 lakh.

The updated Fiat Linea petrol and diesel will be offered in three trims – Active, Dynamic and Emotion.

The petrol-powered base Linea T-Jet Active trim costs Rs 7.64 lakh, while the diesel Active costs Rs 8.24 lakh.
The Linea Dynamic trim costs Rs 8.56 lakh for the petrol and Rs 9.36 lakh for the diesel.
The Linea Emotion costs Rs 9.22 lakh for the petrol and Rs 9.79 lakh for the diesel.

Source:ACI

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Autocar reports new Linea price & features, to be officially launched on 4th Mar.

New Linea starts at Rs 7.64L for petrol & goes upto Rs 9.79 L for Emotion diesel.

Active variant gets ABS, all four disc breaks, turn indicators on wing mirrors and auto head lamps as standard.

Emotion gets leather upholstery and 16 inch alloys with 205/55 section tyres.


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http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...-373053.aspx/0

Edit: Just saw Volkman has already posted the same. Mods may pls delete this post.

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It is very disappointing that there is no 1.6 MJD, expectation was that Fiat would change the game bringing in the 1.6 MJD.
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Old 21st February 2014, 20:53   #1094
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The website has got updated to some degree as of sometime ago



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No sign of the same or the fact that booking is on
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I think Fiat Linea arguably is the best looking sedan in town. There is something about Italian cars that make you love them.

Beautiful looking exteriors, high quality interiors. I sincerely hope Linea sells well. I am sure as a company Fiat deserves a chance.
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