Fiat considering launch of Abarth Linea in India
Fiat India finally introduced the Abarth brand in India with the 595 Competizione earlier this year and is all set to launch the Abarth Punto Evo next...
Fiat India finally introduced the Abarth brand in India with the 595 Competizione earlier this year and is all set to launch the Abarth Punto Evo next month, the most powerful hatchback in its segment, following it up with the Abarth Avventura that will further entice the power cravers with its dose of practicality and performance.
However, the company does not intend to stop there. As per a recent report, Fiat is considering to introduce the Abarth derivative of the Linea sedan in India in a bid to appeal to enthusiasts.
Like the Abarth Punto Evo and Avventura, the Abarth Linea will be drawing power from the same 1.4-litre T-Jet turbocharged petrol motor tuned to produce 143 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Abarth branded Linea will be witnessing a ton of upgrades including Scorpion badges, Abarth decals, new alloy wheels and colour options, while mechanical upgrades are likely to include rear disc brakes, an upgraded and stiffer suspension setup, reduced ground clearance by 20 mm (same as Abarth Punto) among other changes.
The interior is expected to get minimal revisions and safety tech including ABS and dual front airbags will be offered as standard.