Next gen Fiat Linea has recently found a camera to announce its progress to the world. The new sedan was caught while undergoing cold weather testing on public roads. The model, which may or may not retain the ‘Linea’ nameplate, will be radically redesigned form the current avatar, to start a new lifetime in a fresh package.
Tofas, Fiat’s Turkish joint venture, is investing around $1 billion (Rs. 6,233 crores) for the three models, which will be built at the plant in Turkey (mainly for export). These models are said to share the Fiat Chrysler’s ‘Small US Wide’ platform, that underpins Fiat 500L, 500X and Jeep Renegade, giving the possibility of All-Wheel Drive in the Linea replacement.
The 2017 Fiat Linea will be targeted at markets in Europe, chiefly Western Europe, and there is good chance this won’t make it to markets like South America and India where current Linea would continue with minor upgrades.
Engine options on the new Linea replacement and the other two family members, to include the Fiat group’s turbocharged petrol and diesel units, namely 1.4 litre turbo MutltiAir and 2.0 litre Multijet, both delivering 140 PS max power.
It is unclear if this model will be taken to North America.
More spy shots at Carscoops