Fiat India is upping the ante in the coming years. Having lost a lot of time in trying to figure the right distribution channel, it finally parted ways with Tata Motors on that front earlier this year and is now ready to address the product lineup.
Come 2013, Fiat will launch the first refresh, the Punto facelift. Up for launch in the first half of the calendar year, the Punto Evo, as it is called in the rest of the world will probably be what will make its debut. The Evo gets a whole bunch of styling tweaks on the outside, including a new grille, headlamps, tail lamps and a new interior.
2013 will also see two additions to the Linea range. The first will be the Linea refresh, based on what we've seen on the international model. Again, the changes will be mostly cosmetic and changes to the interior, with some addition of features. But the big news is the Linea Classic. What could be a cheaper version of the Linea, the Classic will likely help Fiat fill in the space in the entry C-segment, a strategy even Ford has applied with the Fiesta (Classic and new Fiesta) saloon.
Come 2014, though and Fiat will go up a gear. It is planning to launch a B-segment CUV or Compact Utility Vehicle. Likely to be the Punto platform based Qubo, it is a 5-seat MUV/CUV with lots of storage space for knick-knacks and the like. You can read more about the Qubo in our exclusive story here!
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