Fiat LineaWhen the Fiat Stilo was launched in 2002, it was criticised for being too linear. Nevertheless, Fiat has adapted the name for their latest C-segment car due to debut next month at the Istanbul Motor Show in Turkey. The new Fiat Linea is a three-box sedan that will also be manufactured there, and was designed by Fiat Style Center in Turin, Italy. Visually its Down-Road-Graphic is derived from the Punto, the side glass similarly extending beyond the door-shut into the fender, elongating the roofline that spans across a 2.6m wheelbase. Chrome detailing is used to make it seem more up-market, and, with its proportions, indicative of potential for the Chinese market.
Both gasoline and diesel engines are available, with further details to be announced at its launch in early November. Key dimensions for the Fiat Linea are: length 4.56m, width 1.73m, height 1.5m.