Fiat India will launch the new entry-level variant of the Linea sedan christened ‘Linea Classic’, today on September 25. The company says that this will be the first of nine new launches set for the coming three years. The base variant of Linea Classic will be a regular Linea, but with lesser features. Prior to today’s launch, our good friend at IndianAutosBlog has shared the first spy shots of the car.
From the images, we can make out that the Linea Classic is dimensionally identical to the regular Linea, but it misses-out some features to reduce costs and prepare space for the upcoming Linea facelift. Features omitted include ABS, driver airbag, Blue & Me, auto climate control, steering mounted controls, brushed aluminium highlights, beige dashboard, chrome body touches and alloy wheels.
Other noticeable changes are ‘Linea Classic’ badging at the bootlid and will sport the steel wheels with wheel caps borrowed from Punto. Dashboard too appears to share bits from the younger sibling, Punto. Mechanically, the 1.3-litre diesel powertrain gets downgraded to 75bhp (also used in the Punto). The petrol variants remain the same with the 1.4-litre engine managing a more decent 88bhp output.
The most significant feature Linea Classic will come with is the expected huge price cut! The exact pricing details of the vehicle are still behind curtains, but we expect it to be priced around 50,000-75,000 lesser than the regular Linea model. Coming in with a less aggressive price tag, the Linea Classic will compete with other rivals in the form of Honda Amaze, Swift DZire, Toyota Etios and Chevrolet Sail.
The facelifted version of Fiat Linea is scheduled to be launched later this-year in India.
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Source – IndianAutosBlog.com