Nothing will increase Fiat sales. As a brand, Fiat is dead in India and they will always be restricted to just a few customer's. Even these customer's will walk away since we can now buy comparatively priced Euro cars that give us almost the same Euroness as Fiat's. The 1.6 will manage to prolong the Linea & Punto's life. You have to walk with the market or be ready to be pushed out. I guess Fiat wants to be pushed out. The Skoda Rapid top end with a 1.6L diesel costs just Rs.40,000 more then Linea Emotion PK. All the above problems apply to other manufacturer's as well yet they are launching their car's with 1.6L engines and selling them quite well. Car's like Vento & Verna cost more then Linea yet sell 3 times more then Linea. Clearly, neither the 1.6L capacity nor the higher cost of manufacturing the engine is a concern. 15 years of presence in a country and Fiat still doesn't have a brand image! If they don't want additional investment then be ready to get out of one of the fastest growing car markets in the world. Europe is dead, US is struggling and Fiat is focussed on it's re-entry into the US market ignoring India & China. Nice move by these Italians! The public perception is that the car is underpowered. That seals the fate. Either educate them and remove this perception or listen to the market and give it what it wants. About the education part. Think about this. A customer test drives the Linea and comments that it is underpowered. What do you think the sales guy does? He promptly say's 'Sir, try the Manza!' Can't blame him. Salesguy's are interested in making a sale. Oh, let me correct that statement. Salesguy's are interested in making a EASY sale. Nothing wrong with that.