2014 Fiat Linea Facelift Launched In India


Fiat has been teasing us with the launch of the next-gen Linea for a long time. After being showcased at the  2014 Indian Auto Expo in February, the 2014 Fiat Linea has finally been launched in India. Priced between Rs. 6.99 Lakh and Rs. 9.28 Lakh, the Linea is pitted against the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid etc.

From the look of things initially, the new Linea could be a very popular car. It is good looking, it has increased interior space than before, the interiors are much more appealing than before, and it has much more value-for-money than before.

Here are the changes in brief:

  • Mild exterior changes
  • Comprehensive interior design change
  • Gets disc brakes on all four wheels and ABS as standard on the petrol variants, a segment first
  • New dual-tone dashboard
  • Rear seat armrest as standard
  • Electrically adjustable ORVM as standard
  • Rear A/C vent as standard
  • 1.4-litre FIRE petrol engine discontinued
  • No change mechanically


The Full price list of the 2014 Fiat Linea is as follows, all prices ex-showroom Delhi:

Diesel Variants:

Linea Multi-Jet Active : Rs. 8.15 Lakh

Linea Multi-Jet Dynamic : Rs. 9.28 Lakh

Linea Multi-Jet Emotion : Rs. 9.28 Lakh

Petrol Variants:

Linea Active : Rs. 6.99 Lakh

Linea T-Jet Active : Rs. 7.44 Lakh

Linea T-Jet Dynamic : Rs. 8.53 Lakh

Linea T-Jet Emotion : Rs. 9.01 Lakh

What’s New?

2014 Fiat Linea
Mr. Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director-FIAT Chrysler India Operations with the 2014 Fiat Linea

Exterior Design

The basic design of the car remains the same as before, first lets look at the photos:

As we said before, the basic design of the car has not changed. The changes include:

  • New grille, it gets two-slat design with a very thick chrome surround.
  • New front bumper
  • At the side the profile remains the same
  • New alloy wheel design
  • At the rear a chrome slat above the number plate holder with ‘Linea’ embossed on it
  • Rear bumper is new with a huge chrome bar across it

Paint options have been changed slightly, the Oceanic Blue paint option has been removed and a two new paint option have been added. In total, customers have choice of 6 paint options as shown below:

 Interior Design

The interiors receive a lot of changes, which really refreshes the car. Have a look at the photos below:

Changes made to interiors include:

  • New dashboard design, with dual-tone colours (Black and Beige)
  • New A/C vent design, circular side vents as compared to the rectangular ones on the previous model
  • Lockable storage bin above the centre console
  • Redesigned instrument cluster
  • Redesigned centre console with a larger multi-media control interface
  • Foot/Knee level rear A/C vent between the front seats
  • Rear seat armrest with storage space and cup holders


Standard features across the range include:

  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Automatic door lock
  • Central door locking
  • Driver seat belt warning light
  • Door open indicator for all doors
  • Body colour ORVM covers with integrated indicators
  • Chrome grille
  • Boot lamp
  • Dual-tone dashboard
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Power window with delay and auto down function on all four doors
  • Foldable key, with remote for kelyess entry, boot opening
  • Electrically adjustable ORVM
  • Rear defogger
  •  Tilt-adjustable steering
  • Foot level rear A/C vents
  • Integrated CD/MP3 player with 4 speakers
  • Rear seat armrest
  • ABS (not available with the 1.4-litre FIRE petrol active variant)

The T-Jet petrol variants also get the following as standard:

  • Disc brakes on all four wheels (not available with any diesel variant)

The Dynamic variant adds the following features over the Active variant:

  • 3-point ELR seat belts
  • Driver seat belt warning with buzzer
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome outside door handles
  • Chrome boot-lid handle
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear-knob
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Rear roof light
  • Reverse parking sensor
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6-speakers, USB and AUX connectivity for the multimedia system
  • Steering mounted multimedia controls
  • Foot and Knee level rear A/C vents

The Emotion variant gets the following over the Dynamic variant:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome side cladding
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Rear sun curtain

Engine and Transmission

The engine lineup for the 2014 Fiat Linea has been changed slightly. Only the base Active petrol variant is powered by the 89 BHP / 115 Nm 1.4-litre FIRE petrol motor which was available on the previous model. Other engines include the 113 BHP / 207 Nm T-Jet petrol or the 1.3-litre 92 BHP / 209 Nm MultiJet diesel engine, which were available earlier too. While the T-Jet has an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency of 15.7 KMPL, the MultiJet diesel has a fuel-efficiency figure of 20.4 KMPL. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.


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