Fiat had begun its second innings in India with the Linea and its worldwide fortune-changer, the Grande Punto in 2009. Since then, both these cars haven’t undergone any cosmetic changes, though the Linea and Grande Punto both got a new powertrain option.
The Fiat Linea and Grande Punto facelifts are coming next year, but the 2012 models will be launched in January. These new models won’t have any cosmetic changes on the outside and neither any engine tweaks, but there will be additional new features on both the models and some changes to the existing interiors. The petrol (FIRE and not the T-Jet) on the Linea could also be made available with an autobox.