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Fiat Linea

The new Fiat Linea is no ordinary sedan. Designed to please the eye, the Fiat Linea brings you streamlined contours and the finest in Italian styling. Besides, its new-age advanced T-Jet engine and revolutionary Multijet and Fire engines, thoughtful safety features and a series of technological innovations such as Blue & Me and ‘My car’ make the Fiat Linea a truly admirable car.

How does all this sound to your ears? And if this wasn’t enough, add the majestic sweep of the roof, multi-function steering wheel, two-tone dash with a chrome slash, 114 PS* powerhouse , these are a few virtues of the new Fiat Linea. And the looks you ask? Well… you have to see it to believe it.



About Fiat Linea T Jet

After a successful beginning of the second innings by Fiat India with the launch of Fiat Linea in January 2009, the company has added another feather to its cap with the launch of Fiat Linea T Jet in India. The T-Jet engine was showcased at the Auto Expo'10, and is basically a 1.4-litre engine with turbocharger producing 114 PS of power. Fiat Linea T Jet sports a very Italian looking design as in its previous variants. In terms of value addition, the all new Fiat Linea T Jet gets an additional T-Jet badge and also a rear spoiler to add some down force for the rear.

The new Fiat Linea T Jet is Fiat's first turbocharged petrol engine in India. This car is capable of speeds in excess of 186 kmph. Fiat Linea T Jet will compete with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna Transform and the Maruti Suzuki SX4 are sure to get a tough time maintaining sales. Lots of exciting additional features are included such as new leather upholstery, a row of three reflectors in each tail-lamp, Door-mounted mirrors mounted on stalks and many more. Car enthusiasts and buyers have a big reason to smile this festive season with Fiat Linea T Jet.


Design & Engineering:

The Linea is an utterly gorgeous looking piece of metal, no 2 ways about it. Often I wonder if the laws of genetics also apply to cars. I have never found out the reason why anything and everything penned by those Italians looks so achingly beautiful. The only rule I can observe is that of the inheritance of conventional good looks. After gawking at the Linea’s perfect form from every angle, I pull open the door and the sense of occasion is somewhat lost. The interiors feel like a bit of a letdown, but only because the exteriors lead you into expecting much more from the car.


Fiat Linea Versions
Fiat Linea comes in following 10 versions with 2 engine and 1 transmission options.

Version
Avg Ex-Showroom Price
Fiat Linea Active 1.4
1368cc Petrol, Manual, 11.4 kpl  
Rs. 6,59,742
Fiat Linea Dynamic 1.4
1368cc Petrol, Manual, 11.4 kpl  
Rs. 6,87,133
Fiat Linea Emotion 1.4
1368cc Petrol, Manual, 10.5 kpl  
Rs. 7,54,632
Fiat Linea Active 1.3 MJD
1248cc Diesel, Manual, 14 kpl  
Rs. 7,55,470
Fiat Linea Dynamic 1.3 MJD
1248cc Diesel, Manual, 14 kpl  
Rs. 7,85,907
Fiat Linea Emotion Pk 1.4
1368cc Petrol, Manual, 10.5 kpl  
Rs. 7,86,480
Fiat Linea Emotion 1.3 MJD
1248cc Diesel, Manual, 14 kpl  
Rs. 8,32,660
Fiat Linea T-Jet
1368cc Petrol, Manual, kpl  
Rs. 8,70,342
Fiat Linea Emotion Pk 1.3 MJD
1248cc Diesel, Manual, 14 kpl  
Rs. 8,89,112
Fiat Linea T-Jet Plus
1368cc Petrol, Manual, kpl  
Rs. 9,20,590




Quick Take

* Fuel Economy
9.5 / 13.5 km/l (city/highway), 1.4L I-4 Petrol
13 / 17.5 km/l (city/highway), 1.3L I-4 Diesel
Available Engines
1.4L 'FIRE' Inline-4, 89 bhp, Petrol
1.3L Advanced Multi-Jet Inline-4, 85 bhp, Diesel
Available Transmissions
5-Speed Manual Transmission (MT)



LINEA DESIGN


 
Words fail to describe the beauty of the stylish Fiat Linea. It’s a symbol of timeless Italian style. A look at the silhouette of the Linea will leave you wanting for more. Dynamic, fluid and chic in design, the Fiat Linea is topped with gorgeous headlamps. With an aggressive front grille and a set of impressive ally wheels, appreciation comes naturally with it. Test drive the fiat Linea today. The first thing you’ll notice is the number of second looks it attracts.
 
New sporty 16” alloy wheels with wider 205/55 tyres^
Contemporary Italian Style
Streamlined Design
Dual Parabola Headlamps
Aggressive Front grille
Fog Lamps
Chrome Inserts

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the Fiat Linea looks elegant and sporty that is contributed by its aggressive front and curvaceous rear end. The front face of the sedan comes alive with human-eye shaped dual parabola headlamps, classic front and lower radiator grille with black slats and stylish fog lamp clusters. The Emotion and Emotion Pack of Fiat Linea consists of chrome door handles, body colour rear view mirrors, silver painted radiator grille and chrome body side molding. Alloy wheels with multiple spokes give it more appeal. The rear side of the Fiat Linea gets the same sporty design job as the front one. It has got large tail lamps cluster, single chrome tipped exhaust system and a compact antenna.







Linea - Interiors

Form meets function is the ergonomically and aesthetically designed interiors of the Fiat Linea. Its dual tone interiors are available in irresistible leather ^.  Powered mirrors reaffirm its suave demeanor. An additional tray and cup holder on the rear armrest cater to your convenience. Moreover, classy interiors, AC fascia, audio control at the rear and instrument panel add to the charm. GO ahead, take one look and you’ll realize why the Fiat Linea is as admirable on the inside as it is on the outside. 




Amazing Comfort

The stylish Fiat Linea might well be the last word in comfort. An ultra-spacious sedan, the Fiat Linea allows you to free your legs, sit back and relax. The tilt-steering wheel and an adjustable driver seat ensures a relaxed driving experience. Improved NVH behaviors ensures pin drop silence.  Cabin lamps and the convenience of a switch of timer make a journey worthwhile. Unique rear AC vents at the foot and knee level keep you cool in the backseat, while the rear arm-rest equipped with a glove boxand cup holder anticipates and fulfils your comfort needs. A massive 500 Liter boot swallows your luggage quite easily and its anti-intrusion hinges ensure maximum utilization of the boot space. You will also be relieved to know that Programmable Follow Me Home Headlights let you step out of the car in bright light even at night. The Fiat Linea guarantees the most comfortable driving experience. And perhaps the most admirable too.



LINEA FEATURES    
 
FeatureT-Jet PlusT-JetEmotion PackEmotionDynamicActive
Safety
Fire Prevention System (FPS)
Double Crank Protection System
Driver Seat Belt Warning
Immobilizer With Rolling code (FCS)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD

3- Point ELR Seat Belts with Pretensioners & Load Limiter


Dual Stage Front Driver & Passenger Airbag


All four Disc Brakes



Comfort & Convenience
Tilt Steering
Internal roof light with dimming effect
All four power windows
All 4 One Touch Auto down power windows
Boot Lamp
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Remote tailgate open ElectricElectricElectricElectricCableCable
Rear Defogger with timer
Vanity Mirror Both side IlluminatedBoth side IlluminatedCo-Driver SideCo-Driver SideCo-Driver SideCo-Driver Side
Rear AC Vents Foot & Knee LevelFoot & Knee LevelFoot & Knee LevelFoot & Knee LevelFoot LevelFoot Level
Rear Roof Light
External Temperature display
Night Panel in front roof lights
Electrically Adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors
Desmodronic Foldable Key
Driver Seat height Adjust
Remote Keyless Entry
Manual HVAC



Rear armrest



Rear armrest with glove box & cup holders

Collapsible Rear Sun Curtain


Double Folding Rear Back Seat



Automatic Climate Control

My Car AdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedBasic
Integrated CD / MP3 & FM Player

Blue & Me with USB Port


Steering Mounted Audio, Blue & Me Controls


Exterior
Dual Parabola Headlamps
Rear Dual Fog lamps
Front Fog Lamps
Outside Door Handles ChromeChromeChromeChromeBody ColourBlack
Outside Rear View Mirrors Body ColourBody ColourBody ColourBody ColourBody ColourBlack
Radiator Grille Silver PaintedSilver PaintedSilver PaintedSilver PaintedSilver PaintedBlack
Radiator Grille Surround ChromeChromeChromeChromeChromeChrome
Body-side Molding ChromeChromeChromeChrome

Chrome Exhaust Tip



15" Alloy Wheel (four wheels)

O*

16" Alloy Wheel (all five wheels)




Interior
Dual tone dashboard
Inside Door Handles ChromeChromeSilver PaintedSilver PaintedSilver PaintedBlack
Interior Chrome Kit



Sunglass holder

Leather wrap steering wheel & Gear Knobs

Front Seat Back Pockets

Leather Upholstery




* Standard on Petrol; Optional on Diesel
Disclaimer : Features and specifications are liable to change without notice.Please check final list of features and specifications at a Tata Fiat Showroom.




 SPECIFICATIONS

TITLE 1.4 T-Jet Petrol 1.4 T-Jet Plus Petrol Linea Diesel Linea Petrol
Engine
Family Advanced T-Jet Advanced T-Jet Advanced Multijet FIRE
Displacement (cc) 1368 1368 1248 1368
Max. Power (ps/rpm) 114@5000 114@5000 93/4000 90/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) 207@2200 207@2200 209/2000 115/4500
No of Valves 16 16 16 16
Camshaft DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Suspension
Front Independent wheel, Helical Coil Springs, Double acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar Independent wheel, Helical Coil Springs, Double acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar Independent Wheel, Helical Coil Springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar Independent Wheel, Helical Coil Springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar
Rear Torsion Beam, Helical Coil Springs and Double acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar. Torsion Beam, Helical Coil Springs and Double acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar. Torsion Beam, Helical Coil Springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar Torsion Beam, Helical Coil Springs, Double Acting Telescopic Dampers and Stabilizer Bar
Brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Disc Disc Drum Drum
Tyres & Wheels
Tyres (Tubeless) 195/60 R15 205/55 R16 195/60 R15 195/60 R15
Wheels 15 " Steel 16 " Alloys ^ Steel / Alloy * Steel / Alloy **
Transmission
Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual
Dimension
Overall Length (mm) 4560 4560 4560 4560
Overall Width (mm) 1730 1730 1730 1730
Overall Height (mm) 1487 1487 1487 1487
Wheelbase (mm) 2603 2603 2603 2603
Kerb Weight (Kg) 1230 1230 1210 Kg 1180 Kg
Ground clearance (mm) 165 170 161 165
Boot capacity (Ltr) 500 500 500 500
Fuel Tank Capacity (Ltr) 45 45 45 45
Turning radius (Mtr) 5.55 5.55 5.55 5.55
Alloy* - Avaliable on Emotion Pack only
Alloy** - Avaliable on Emotion and Emotion Pack


Note: Engine Specifications as per BS IV standards.



WHEELS

As for the wheels, the Fiat Linea is available with both option - steel wheel and alloy wheel. Its 15" alloy wheels give it a more stylish look. The Fiat Linea comes with the puncture resistant tubeless tyres which offer stress-free riding even when off-road driving. The tyre sizes of Fiat Linea are 195/60 R15. The multi-spoke alloy wheels can be availed with Emotion and Emotion Pack while the steel wheel covers are standard with the basic Active and Dynamic variants.

The New Fiat Linea T Jet features wider wheel and fatter tyres that is 205/55 R 16, it helps to get better grip on road and increases driveability. The vehicle now comes with higher ground clearance that is 170mm. Whereas the basic T Jet variant comes with the same old 15 inch steel wheels and tyre specification.


Braking and Handling

The front wheel of Fiat Linea is packed with the disc brakes while its rear wheels are packed with the drum brakes. The larger diameter front disc brakes of Fiat Linea at its front wheel enables to de-accelerate the car more instantly. Fiat Linea is equipped with ABS (Anti lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) that enhances the safety in case of instant braking at slippery road. The Fiat Linea is loaded with dynamic suspension system that eats up bumps and potholes thus making your ride enjoyable and memorable for the right reasons. The front suspensions of the sedan are independent wheel, helical coil spring, double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer type while the rear pack is torsion beam type helical coil spring, double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer.

 Overall Evaluation:
 
The Linea epitomises what a Fiat is and should be to us. It's good looking, has good ride quality, packs in brilliant handling, is built like a rock and has a decently appointed interior with all the frills expected in the segment with the Emotion Pack Plus. Add to this equation a frugal pair of engines, and now better sales and service - there's little wonder why we've been seeing so many Lineas (and Puntos) on the road. This does seem to be Fiat's comeback car and this time around, with improved ownership experiences, there's little stopping FIAL from becoming a household name once again.

If you're in the market for a stylish, contemporary sedan which looks more expensive than it costs (especially with the alloys and chrome bits on the top-end variants) with a frugal engine, a perfect blend of ride and handling, and most importantly, if you're passionate about cars, look no further than the Linea. There's still some soul about Italian cars that makes them stand out from the competition.


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