Fiat Linea Review,Performance & Test Drive

Fiat Linea Overview

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.

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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.

Fiat Linea Style

The facelifted Linea looks updated but it still has the same neat and clean proportions which definitely tells you of its classy and premium nature.Talking about the changes the big grille at the front of the car which was there from the very beginning has been changed and it now has a two slat grille which looks more sober, the air dam too looks bigger and it also has been highlighted with chrome strips which has made the front face of the car more premium. The rest of the front remained same and you will instantly recognize it as the Linea by its huge curved headlamps and a sloping bonnet. You won’t find much of a difference at the side of the car except the noticeable new alloy wheels and side rear view mirrors which gets new turn indicators.

Walk towards the rear and you will notice that the rear bumper has also been adorned with a chrome strip just like its front and a black faux diffuser which has added a tougher look to the car. The number plate now finds its place in the boot lid which is another big change that we noticed at the rear of the car.I already mentioned earlier that the Linea has always been one of the best looking cars that you will find in this segment, now with all these above mentioned changes it has become more matured and looks even more premium and will surely appeal to a large section of crowd.

Fiat Linea Space

Slide inside the cabin of the new Linea and you wont feel nostalgic at all. This is because the interiors of new Linea have been completely refurnished. The new interiors make the cabin look very smart and premium especially the high gloss central console and the new instrumental cluster.The instrumental clustre has been redesigned and now it looks very energetic. It has increased the driver car connect. The digits and the color combination look sporty. It displays essential information like trip readings, average fuel consumption and distance to empty fuel tank along with time and date. The leather wrapped steering wheel gets audio and Blue&Me controls on it. Check for Fiat Linea in quisicilia

Two tone front dashboard with beige and ebony trims look impressive. They make the cabin look classy and elegant. The central console has been completely redone in an high-gloss piano finish. There are some cars who have attempted this but then the piano-finished central console looks the best in the Linea. The buttons and knobs have a great finishing.With the refined interiors, the cabin feels very plush. The headroom and legroom now feels decent and more spacious than previous. New changes inside the cabin or not just superficial additions but indeed contribute to the passengers feeling nice inside. There are appropriate storage options inside the cabin.

Fiat Linea Engine

Fiat hasn’t made any changes under the hood of the car and the new facelift is available with 2 engine options. This car has been here in the Indian market since 2009 and most of you are well aware of its engine still for those who don’t know below given are the engine options for the Linea:

The 1.4 Liter 4 cylinder Multijet diesel engine which now generates even more power 92 bhp at 4000 rpm to be exact and 209 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. Whereas the other 1.4 Liter 4 cylinder T-Jet Turbo Petrol engine generates about 112 bhp of power at 5000 rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 2200rpm. There is still no option for an automatic gearbox so both the engines are mated to a conventional 5 speed gearbox which has a reputation of being one of the smoothest in its segment.Apply car loan for Fiat Linea .

The Linea perhaps has the most impressive ground clearances of 185 mm which makes the handling even better. It uses an Independent wheel, helical coil springs, double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bars at the front and Torsion beam, Helical coil springs, double acting telescopic dampers and stabilizer bars at the rear of the car as its suspension setup. It also uses a ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the rear for the petrol and drums for the (Diesel) variants.

Fiat Linea Driving

It comes across as one of the most comfortable cars to drive around. This one is actually lengthier and taller than the earlier model. The marginal change in dimensions does not in any way affect its performance and instead the Linea maintains its precision and accuracy in handling.It is a heavier car so agility is not Linea’s forte but then who wants the Linea to be doing amazing at slalom test?…No one. The Linea is for those who cherish driving. Not just in city, it is as impressive on highways.

It maintains its confidence at high speeds and the car is very stable. It holds on to the corners when turning on sharp corners at high speeds and this is mainly because of the wide profile tyres.The suspension quality looks nimble but then it can surprise all by its true potential. On rough roads too, the Linea delivers its best ride quality which speaks volumes about the car. Book Fiat Linea Test Drive.

Fiat Linea Safety

Braking and safety, both these aspects have been looked well by Fiat in Linea. The halting of front wheels is supported by disc brakes while the rear wheels have been awarded with drum brakes. The larger diameter of disc brakes allows instantaneous deceleration of car while the safety aspect in sudden braking is looked into by Anti Lock braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) system that distributes braking force equally to all four wheels preventing sliding and squealing of tyres. Other measures taken to ensure safety of its passengers include an Anti-theft engine immobilizer, Fire Prevention System (FPS), 3 safety headrests, programmable speed limit that helps controlling speed of the car, digital door open indicator, power steering, and double crank prevention system.

Fiat Linea Cost in Chennai

Fiat Linea On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 8,24,185 to 11,37,067 for variants Linea 1.4L Active Fire and Linea 1.4L Emotion respectively. Fiat Linea is available in 5 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Fiat Linea variants price in Chennai.

Fiat Linea Conclusion

The new model gets modern updates but then not that the car did not look good earlier. Yes, the new changes make it look modern and even more elegant than before. The interior cabin is the area which has seen maximum changes especially the plush treatment with high gloss plastic.Some may feel skeptical behind opting for a Fiat and the reason being poor servicing but in reality it is just an image as Fiat India has made sure that post sales experience gets a lot better. If paid attention to the latest activities, Fiat India has been very active lately with new dealer launches. This means in addition to increasing their hold across nation the company has got a lot serious about its business in India. One should keep an eye on this company as it is on its way to the top at a steady pace.

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