Fiat, the Italian car maker has launched the limited edition of Linea called the ‘Elegante’ in the country at Rs. 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The new edition comes with some stylish accessories for both outside and inside to give vehicle a sporty appeal. The edition was expected to get launched in the first or second week of August 2015 but the company has introduced it earlier than expected.
The limited edition will only be offered in white color along with a black panoramic sunroof and it will be positioned above the top spec standard Fiat Linea. The Elegante edition will be limited only to orders that dealers receive from the interested customers.
Changes to the exterior profile includes a new body kit that includes a revised front and rear bumpers, panoramic black sunroof, 16 inch alloy wheels, ‘Elegante’ decals on sides, side skirts, subtle rear spoiler, chrome wing mirrors and black grille to complete the package.
A major update seen on this limited edition is an inclusion of a bigger 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system, floor mats with Elegante branding, new seat covers and door sills. All the added features will certainly the model to look sportier than before.
Under the hood, it remains same as standard model and continues to derive power from 1.3L Multijet diesel engine that produces 92bhp power and 209Nm of torque, mated to a five speed manual gearbox. The petrol variants of Linea are not the part of this Elegante edition. According to us, Fiat should have brought these changes as optional equipments at the time of its initial launch not as a limited edition. Fiat Linea is a rare sight on India roads and the limited edition also might not able to lift up the sales as the changes are limited in numbers.
Speaking on the launch of Linea Elegante, Mr. Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “Linea Elegante is targeted towards those discerning buyers who desire elegant looks, differentiated offering and strong value proposition. This limited edition will undoubtedly create a wave of interest and will excite prospective Linea buyers. This package on new Linea is a perfect blend of elegance and sophistication. At FCA India we constantly innovate and strive towards making cars with timely enhancements in comfort, luxury and technology.