In January Fiat had upgraded the Linea sedan with some new features and a new colour. Though the changes were welcomed Fiat needs something new and radical. Now, new models are expected but the Linea is quite a important car and Fiat should not waste any time in bringing this heavily facelifted Linea to India.
Hip Hop Black
New Pearl White
The Fiat Linea has always been a fun to drive car and the current model gets upmarket interiors and a healthy equipment list that makes it quite a good value for money offering. The interiors get a dual tone theme with a Fiat 500 like contrast mid section that houses circular chrome ringed air vents, the piano black housing for the middle air vents also look nice while the shiny black stereo compliments the air vent housing above. The Emotion variant also gets leather upholstery to give the car a premium appeal.
The Fiat Linea comes loaded with a stereo, power windows all around, tilt adjustable power steering, electrically adjustable ORVMs, automatic headlamps with programmable follow-me-home function, rain sensing wipers, central locking, mileage computer, rear defogger, disc brakes all around and anti-lock brakes as standard. Top end models also get, rear a/c vents, a rear arm rest with cupholders, front airbags, a rear sun blind, cruise control, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, climate control, Bluetooth compatible stereo with steering mounted controls and a height adjustable driver’s seat.
Under the hood, the new Fiat Linea will continue to be powered by a turbocharged 1.4 litre petrol engine developing 116PS of power @ 6,000 rpm and 207Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm, a naturally aspirated version of the 1.4 litre petrol engine developing 90PS of power @ 6,000 rpm and 115Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm while the 1.3 litre turbo diesel engine develops 93PS of power @ 4,000 rpm and 209Nm of torque @ 2,000 rpm.
All three engines are mated to five-speed gearboxes and like earlier, there is no automatic variant for the Linea.
The interiors of the Fiat Linea are rather well finished with a dual tone contrast theme, piano black plastics, chrome inserts and leather upsholstery that lend it an upmarket appeal. The Fiat Linea is a well equipped car too with even the base models being loaded with features such as automatic head lamps and wipers, fuel computer, stereo, disc brakes all around and anti-lock brakes amongst others.
Well appointed interiors
The Odd rough edge is present
The Fiat Linea gets a healthy dose of chrome and other design elements that lend its gentle curves plenty of visual breaks. That said, the looks are not up tp everyone's tastes.
Looks not to everyone's tastes
The Fiat Linea comes with a proven set of engines that strike a good balance between performance and efficiency
Good power delivery and rev happy engines
Petrol engine could have been more efficient
The Fiat Linea T-Jet has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figure of 14.9 km/l while the diesel Fiat Linea has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figure of 20.4 km/l.
Efficient diesel engine
Petrol engine could have been more efficient
|Power Up 1.3 Active||20.4 kmpl|
|Power Up 1.3 Dynamic||20.4 kmpl|
|Power Up 1.3 Emotion||20.4 kmpl|
|Power Up 1.4 Fire Active||14.9 kmpl|
The Fiat Linea has very predictable handling and braking characteristics and makes for a confidence inspiring drive.
Safe handling and braking manners
The Fiat Linea has comfortable handling characteristics
The Fiat Linea has a comfortable suspension setup
The Fiat Linea suffers from a fair bit of body roll around corners
Fiat Linea Elegante spy shots A fresh set of spy pictures on the internet suggest that Fiat is readying a new variant of the Linea sedan for the Indian market. Speculated to be available in limited numbers, the new Fiat sedan will be dubbed the ‘Linea Elegante’ and is likely to go on sale anytime soon in the country. In its ‘Elegante’ variant, t...
The Italian manufacturer, Fiat has unveiled an all-new compact sedan at the 2015 Istanbul Motor Show which will replace the current Linea. The Linea has been present in the market since quite a long time and the time has finally come to replace the model with a new one. The new car christened as Aegea is designed at the FCA Style and Centre, Ita...
Pros Understated Elegance & Class, In Cabin Features - Fit & Finish, Blue & Me Tech on the Emotion Models
Cons Slightly Underpowered - Diesel, FIAT India\'s sales, service track record
Linea - which translates into Line in English, is FIAT India\'s latest offering for a market in quite a while. While everything that can go wrong has gone wrong for FIAT until date... this might just be the car that brings back everything in line (pun unintended:)) for Fiat. About the car, well one look at it on the rear page of this months economic times had my heart fluttering, the Maroon car on the page ( I learnt later that its - Flamenco Red & not Maroon ) looked sleek, Upmarket, Expensive and LOOOONGGGG... Well, so I set off to test drive it and find out just how long it was, and shiver me timbers - the Linea is longer than the Innova... yes the Toyota Innova. It was unbelievable. The Linea comes with 2 mills, one the FIRE Petrol & the Multijet Diesel... the last time FIAT stickered a car with FIRE(Fully Integrated Robotized Engine, for the uninitiated) on it was the record breaking UNO. And each mill comes in 3 variants - Active, Dynamic & Emotion, with the latter 2 coming with additional packages. Since I test drove only the top end FIAT Linea Emotion Pack Diesel, I have been over the world, if there was one car I intended to buy @ less than 10 lakhs, I would choose only the Linea... think about it ABS, Airbags, Blue & Me, 15 feet of car, 500lts boot, all the frills and fancies of a premium segment car like - rear A/C, Rear Seat handrest, the FANCY MY CAR 1 & MY CAR 2 package are awesome. Diesel mill of 90bhp and you have a car which can compete with the CIVIC for a CITY price, and its DIESEL !!!! I cant think about a car which offers soo much for only 9.6Lakhs. The claimed Fuel efficiency by the Company is 16kmpl for the 1.3 Multijet diesel - wonderful for a car this size. Though it is longer than the CIVIC, the Linea has a much shorter wheelbase than it, so it should be a breeze over most BAD roads. To end this review all I can say is - with the Linea you have a diesel car with the features and size of a CIVIC at the cost of a CITY !!! The competition Linea has been drawn, and FIAT have got a winner in their stable !!!
83 of 103 users found this review helpful.
Pros GREAT LOOK,HEAD TURNER,BEST IN CLASS
Cons PLASTICS, TATA FIAT SERVICE
I SAW THIS ON DELHI ROAD IN MAROON,REAL HEAD TURNER.QUCIKLY GONE TO DEALER DRIVE DIESEL EMOTION PK.AS I MENTION GREAT LOOKS,GREAT FEATURES LIKE ABS,AIR BAGS,BLUE & ME (MUST FOR DELHIST). ENGINE 1.3 LTRS WITH 86PS,203NM TORQUE.CC MISLEADS U BUT DONT GO ON FIGURES CAN MISLEADS. REALLY COMFORTABLE WITH GOOD PICKUP IN CITY.SPACE IS GOOD IN THE CAR SPEACIALLY COMPARE WITH NEW HONDA WHERE I COULDNT FIND THE HEAD ROOM AS MY TURBAN WAS STICKING. ONLY WORRY IS TATA-FIAT SERVICE.CAN I PUT MY 8.5LAC BUCKS ON THEM WITHOUT WORRY.
10 of 13 users found this review helpful.
Pros amazing looks
Cons plastic quality worse than a maruti 800
hi i saw this car and was blown away by the looks but the minute i stepped inside the excitement was gone poor plastics horrible pick up not much space in the rear not convinced at all wont work in india this car
8 of 23 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great looks, Features, Ride and Handling, Build strength .
Cons Weak initial Response ,very few plastics quality .
When i went for the test drive i felt that it has perfect ride and handling but i thought that the engine that is given for this car is not enough it needs the bigger 1.6 multijet diesel and 1.4 turbocharged petrol which will be lively and produce 118 bhp which will give 29.5kgm torque(diesel)and 20.4kgm torque(petrol) because these 90 bhp engines are are fit for punto but dont be waiting these brilliant engines are coming in September or October with Rs 30,000 margin.TO CONTACT ME PLEASE SCRAP ME ON firstname.lastname@example.org .
2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
Pros looks great in blue .1.4 tjet 120hp
Cons all my air vents broke in first week. bad batch of plastic
Mike Kelly, hi all i live in spain i bought my linea dynamic 1.4 tjet 120bhp. 14 may this year its now august 22nd and i have done 16.500kms have just come back from a long tour around europe when i got to england i had to have both top ends of the shock absorbers replaced and a driveshaft boot replaced which i found out where faulty from new apart from that the car drives well the best i have had in mph has been about 43 which is good i find the car quite fast i have had it running as low as 25mph in fifth gear and didnt stall the colour is a nice blue. can anybody tell me in india do the car manuals come in english. i can only get mine in spanish which is no good i cannot read spanish. can anybody help please. all them kms did not bother me i used to be a long distance truck driver for 42 years so its been a piece of cake i retired to spain when i was 65 nearly 5 years ago
1 of 3 users found this review helpful.
Pros really a hot car
best car for indian roads.great in style&perfomance
1 of 3 users found this review helpful.
Pros look not bad
Cons ugly interior low quality interior
under powered engine. very bad ac. service bad kulathunkal customer relation very bad
2 of 8 users found this review helpful.
Pros great look
Cons no cons
Paisa vasool.....compare to features and comfort price is quite good....
2 of 5 users found this review helpful.
Pros good mileage great looks
Cons very much comfortable
very good car in this segment this is a very good car
0 of 4 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks, Vaalue for money, QUality , space, Interiors, exteriors
Cons None as such
I was reluctant to my wife's decision to bought a Linea buit instead , i am now Satisfied with her decision to go for linea It is much more than honda city, corolla, Even vw vento The space is more than vento and engine gives good mileage of 14-15 petrol the linea top model emotion pk on road cost me 8.2 lacs so i saved about 2 lakhs if i would have bought city, vento etc It looks a million dollar car from interior Excuse me kindly don't compare this vehicl with cheap quality maruti sx4 as i will definately not recomment this more space than any other car in its class moreover value for money proposition i have travelled it for morethan a 9000 kms. in 3 months of purchase inclusing a long tour of delhi chandigarh 2 times tank is big and absord your hard earned money fuel , also car uses ful wisely Previously i was having a maruti wagon r This is my first sedan
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.