Fiat launches limited edition Linea Elegante at Rs. 9.99 lakhs
All of us were expecting Fiat to launch a limited edition of the Linea in the coming week or so due to spy pictures of the vehicle. However, it seems that Fiat had other plans in mind and they have just launched the limited edition Linea Elegante, priced at Rs. 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new limited edition only features changes in the visual domain on both the exteriors and interiors, thereby distinguishing it well from the standard Linea model.
The Linea Elegante will only be available in the colour white with a blacked-out roof, giving it the feel of a panoramic sunroof. The main change however remains to be the addition of a body kit which includes a beefy looking front bumper, side skirts, new rear bumper and a sporty spoiler. Fiat has also garnished the ORVMs with chrome and the new 16-inch alloy wheels have been picked from the Punto Evo hatchback as it is.
Inside the sedan, a new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system adorns the dashboard. The car also gets new seat covers with limited edition floor mats and door sills as well.
The Italian car maker has not made any updates to the engine whatsoever and the Linea Elegante continues to draw its power from the 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine that develops 112 BHP and 207 Nm of torque and the famous 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel mill that churns out 92 BHP and 209 Nm of torque. Both engines send power to only the front wheels, thanks to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Fiat is trying hard to get sales of the Linea going as the sedan is struggling to get going in the segment which includes very capable sedans such as the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. The Linea is a very good car to drive and the Elegante should appeal to those who would like to own a sporty looking car with good driving dynamics. But, Fiat should have offered all these changes with the standard Linea model itself in the form of optional accessories, if at all they want more people to enter the company’s showrooms.