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Fiat teases Linea successor

Fiat\'s next sedan will be presented at the Istanbul Motor Show in a few weeks.

Fiat has published a dark teaser image that previews a brand new sedan designed to replace the Linea.

The image hints the yet-unnamed sedan will look considerably more modern than the aging Linea, a model released in 2007. More curvaceous than the outgoing model, it will feature elongated headlights, sculpted flanks, C-shaped tail lamps and a discreet spoiler integrated into the trunk lid.

The sedan will be slightly bigger than the Linea in all directions. The extra sheet metal will allow it to offer more space for the passengers riding in the back and a noticeably bigger trunk.

Built on the same Small Wide platform as the Fiat 500X and the Jeep Renegade, the sedan will be offered with a long list of four-cylinder gasoline- and diesel-burning engines borrowed from the Fiat parts bin. Specifications will likely vary from country to country; for example, in Brazil the Linea will feature a market-specific Flex engine that can run on either gasoline or ethanol.

Stay tuned, Fiat's upcoming sedan will be introduced at the Istanbul Motor Show that will open its doors on May 21st. Like the Linea, the sedan will be sold in a number of global markets including eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, but it will not join the Fiat lineup in western Europe and in North America.

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